The battle in Kentucky
our victory confirmed.
Knoxville, Oct. 16
publisher the following in an extra to-day:
The fight in Kentucky
has been confirmed by the arrival of two couriers, who state that the fight commenced at Perryville
on Monday, the 6th inst., Gen. Hardee
commanding the left, Gen. Buckner
the centre, and Gens. Marshall
The result of the first day's fight was, that Hardee
captured 1,500 prisoners, with heavy slaughter of the enemy.
On Tuesday the fight was renewed, with still greater slaughter to the enemy, Gen. Hardee
capturing 4,000 prisoners. Marshall
captured 3,200. The enemy was driven back twelve miles, with tremendous slaughter.--Our loss in the whole engagement was very small.
We are not posted as to who were in command of the Yankee
forces, except Gen. Thomas
, who encountered Gen. Hardee
We also captured forty pieces of cannon.
The following is an extract from a letter from Col. Palmer
, received last night from the Gap
‘"Wounded soldiers are here from the battle of Perryville
Also a Captain of a Tennessee regiment.
They report that on Tuesday and Wednesday Bragg
fought the enemy at 2,000 prisoners, and killing and wounding about 1,500, that the next day Wethers
division engaged the enemy, and captured 9,000 prisoners; and that, on Friday, Kirby Smith
engaged them on the right and loss them back, capturing 500 prisoners, killing Gen. Jackson
, and capturing Gen. Tom Crittenden
I give these statements for what they are worth.
He says the enemy had 15,000 men opposed to Gen. Bragg
A dispatch from Gen. Forrest
, 13th, says that he was a participant in the battle of the 9th, and that he estimates the enemy's loss at from 20,000 to 23,000 killed, wounded, and prisoners.
Our loss about 5,000.
A complete victory.
The Louisville Journal
, of the 11th, says ens. Jackson
, and Webster
, were killed on the Federal
Gen. P. Tonett
, of Lexington
, and Maj. W. H. Campbell
, of Louisville
, were also killed.
and Curran Pope
, were wounded.
a victory over Bragg
, Oct. 16.--The Cincinnati Commercial
, of the 11th, says that Bragg
has whipped Buell
and driven him across Kentucky river
, and is in hot pursuit.
The above telegrams were received at 11 o'clock last night.