reported advance of the federals — battle expected — Prentice's Journal threatened.
Nashville, Dec. 28.
--A dispatch appears in the Cincinnati Commercial
, dated at Frankfort, Ky.
, Dec. 19th, which states that advices from Somerset
had been received announcing that on the previous morning, about day-light, Gen. Schaaff
, with all his force, marched out to attack the Confederates
under Gen. Zollicoffer
, who was in position on Fishing creek
, with 6,000 infantry and some artillery.
's force consisted of two East Tennessee regiments; Haskin
's Kentucky regiment; the 17th, 31st, 35th and 38th Ohio regiments; Standorl's Ohio, and Hewitt
's Kentucky batteries of ten guns.
seemed confident of whipping Gen. Zollicoffer
, and indulged the hope of capturing the most of his command.
The battle was expected to take place on or about the 20th inst. [This is now the 28th, and no news has been received of Gen. Schaff
's anticipated fight or victory.]
The Louisville Courier
states that the Federal
authorities have notified the publishers of the Louisville Journal
that unless the course of that paper is changed its publication may be suspended.