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Still further from Kentucky.
Crittenden Reinforced and falling back.

--The Knoxville Whig, of the 25th, says:

‘ Large reinforcements of cavalry have been sent from this city to Gen. Crittenden, and a battery of artillery is ready to move. The most of the reports of the battle first received seem to have been much exangerated.

Two guns of Monsarratt's battery being on this side of the river, were saved.

Gen. Crittenden made but a short stand at Monticello, and then fell back to camp MoGinninia, and may fall still further back, in order to collect those of his force who are scattered. Accounts brought in by the new arrivals are very conflicting.

Capt. Shiala of the engineers, gives the following statement of the battle:

On last Saturday night, Gen. Crittenden and forces marched out to meet the enemy on Fishing Creek, 11 miles distant. They met the enemy lying in ambush, just at the dawning of day, when Gen. Zollicoffer, who was in front, gave the order for an attack Col. Staunton cried out, "for God sake don't fire — they are our friends." The Shoepfites hallowing for Jeff Davis. Simultancously the enemy fired, shooting Gen. Zollicoffer in the heart and killing him instantly. He spoke but twice — his last words were "Go on, go on, my brave boys! I am killed!" On parting with his trusty servant at midnight, he shook hands, and remarked that they would probably meet no more.

Col. Battle's and Cumming's, and the 15th Mississippi regiments fought bravely, saving our forces from annihilation. Gen. Crittenden and Carroll were in the engagement the whole time, evincing great courage and determination. The enemy were repulsed several times.

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