Fort Henry Bombarded.
Stragglers and their reports--Colonel Rutledge safe.
a large force Threatening.
later from Fishing Creek.
Nashville, Jan. 25
--The Fort Henry correspondent of the Union and American
says that Federal gun-boats came up near to that post on the 22d inst., and fired four shots from behind Point Island. One of the shot passed through the chimney of the steamer Linn Boyd
, which was lying at the fort.
One fell in front of her bow, and one 8-inch mortar shell burst and fell on the fort.
‘"Nobody was hurt."’
The pickets which returned on the night of the 22d inst. report that the enemy are encamped at Calloway
, sixteen miles below the fort, and on the opposite side of the river.--Its force is variously estimated from five to twenty-five thousand.
It is thought they are erecting fortifications there.
It is very well understood that this is the force that was at Murray
Stragglers from Fishing Creek
bring very contradictory reports, but generally concur that the enemy lost more than the Confederates
in that engagement.
The loss on our side is not stated, but former reports, at from two to three hundred, continue to be sustained.
's horse and servant reached here this afternoon.
A special dispatch from Knoxville
states that Col. Rutledge
and all of his command are safe.