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From Kentucky.

a Sharp skirmish — the enemy Badly beaten — difficulty of obtaining pilots, &c.


Nashville, Dec. 30.
--A special dispatch to the Louisville Courier from Hopkinsville states that Col. Forrest's cavalry, about 300 strong, and the Federal cavalry, with about the same number, met at Sacramento, on Green river, on Saturday last, when a skirmish ensued. About fifty Federals were killed, wounded, and taken prisoners. Our loss was Capt. H. Clay Meriwether, of Louisville, and one private killed, and one private wounded. The enemy fled in great confusion.

A gentleman who has just arrived here, and who left Louisville on Christmas day, says that pilots cannot be obtained for the Federal gun-boats which were destined to go down the Mississippi river. They say that they are afraid of the submarine batteries placed at different points in the river.

It is reported here that the Louisville Journal has announced that there will be no forward movement on Bowling Green or Green river until Lincoln's position on the slavery question is satisfactorily defined.

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