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Columbus at 9 o'clock on Thursday night, that there was great commotion and expectation outside of official quarters there on Thursday. At an early hour Thursday morning an order was received from Gen. Bowen for another regiment at Feliciana. Gen. Polk sent him two regiments, one from Mississippi and another from Louisiana Later in the day, a courier is said to have arrived with information that they were fighting at Feliciana, and immediately Colonel Wright's regiment was dispatched to Union City, and no train was allowed to depart with passengers for Memphis. On Wednesday night he gun-boat Manassas was ordered to New Orleans, but on Thursday she was ordered back. The Baltic and Millaudon passed down yesterday morning, having run the distance between Columbus and Memphis, 240 miles, in less than eleven hours running time. This is one of the most remarkable runs on record. Since the above was written we have information from Cairo that the Federals have turned over a new leaf. They have forbid any one passing the lines for any purpose, and the better to bide their intent one, their transports are kept idle all the day, but are used quite actively at high in the transportation of troops. This new move has attracted some attention among ‘"he powers that be,"’ and we have reason to believe that among the best informed at Columbus the impression is very decided that the Federals have abandoned the idea of an attack on Columbus for the present, and are seeking to concentrate a very large force near the Tennessee river, the design being to burn the railroad bridge and cut off communication with Bowling Green. Columbus has been placed in a thoroughly impregnable condition, and the Federal Generals have no idea at present of attempting to take it. According to their theory, it will take 75,000 men to make a good effort in that direction, and the Federal army cannot raise that number for burial on ‘"the dark and bloody ground."’
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