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Late from Kentucky.

Nashville, Jan. 17.--Private dispatches report that the Federals were landing in force this morning between Fort Henry, on the Tennessee river. There was some firing, but the Federal balls did not reach the fort.

Advices from Fort Donelson say that Gen Zingham feels confident in his ability to defend Forts Donelson and Henry.

The Bowling Green correspondent of the Union and American says that Gen. Hindman, with 900 cavalry, went to Rowlett's Station, three miles this side of Green river, a few days since, and burnt the Station House and all outbuildings, and also the Horse Cave Depot and buildings attached, as well as the hotel adjacent, and the houses in Gave City Camp.

Morgan's scouts burnt a mill within a quarter of a mile of the Federal lines on Green river. It was used for the purpose of grinding corn and wheat for the enemy.

It is thought that all public houses between Glasgow Junction and Rowlett's will be destroyed, and the railroad, and turnpike between these points will be rendered impassions for artillery without an immense amount of labor.

The St. Louis Republican, of the 11th inst., has a dispatch from Washington announcing that Senators Johnson and Polk, of Missouri, have been expelled from the Federal Senate, by a unanimous vote.

A special to the St. Louis Republican, from Cairo on the 9th inst, says that the great expedition will be ready to start to-morrow. The fleet, it is understood, will ascend the Tennessee river some distance; but its final destination is not known.

Another dispatch; dated Cairo, 10th inst., says several steamers, conveying part of the troops forming the present expedition, left this afternoon, and landed troops at Fort Jefferson, and then returned, but will go down in the morning and convey the rest of the troops to Fort Jefferson, a point on the Kentucky shore, five miles below Bird's Point.

The Cavalry had previously been taken across to Fort Holt, and will join them in the morning from Bird's Point. Considerable numbers of Regiments will be taken at Paducah — about 600 troops marched from there this morning, and will join the expedition at some point in the interior.

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