A gallant exploit
--One Confederate Soldier Puts to Flight Eight Lincolnites
--From the Knoxville (Tenn.) Register,
of the 18th inst., we gather the following particulars of a gallant exploit of one of our patriotic and daring Confederate soldiers.
If one Southern soldier can put to flight eight armed tories, can the issue of this war be doubtful?
Robert E. Patterson
, of Capt. Bradley
's cavalry, was in town yesterday, from whom we learned the particulars of an adventure which rumor had already given us an inkling of. He was at his home on New river
, in the upper edge of Anderson county
, on furlough, when he received intelligence of a party of eight persons on horseback, who, with a guide, were making their way through the mountains towards Kentucky
He immediately mounted and gave chase.
He no sooner got in sight of them than they commenced a stampede a la
from Wild Cat
, scattering portmanteaus and saddle-bags, shawls and blankets along the road.
Some of them evidently dismounted and took to the bushes, for trooper Patterson
captured three of their horses and the equipments lost in flight.
The linen in the saddle-bags picked up was marked with the names of Conly F. Trigg
and his son, Edw. Trigg
They escaped, and are probably by this time winding their way through the mountain passes, with a prospect of safely resting in Abraham's bosom.