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From Kentucky.

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. Gen. Schaff'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.

Gen. Schaff 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.

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