The telegram from Knoxville.
--The Lynchburg Republican
after publishing the telegram from Knoxville
about the Kentucky
battles published yesterday by the Richmond
press, adds the followings.
Passengers by the Western
train yesterday evening bring the same good tidings and some of them saw and conversed with persons who were in the fight, who represent it as a terrific affair.
Their statement is that our forces fell back on the evening of the first day to ambush the enemy, in which they completely succeeded.
Unsuspecting their danger they marched boldly forward and were slain by thousands.
An estimate of their loss in killed stone is five thousand.
The number of wounded is not supposed to be as great in proportion to the killed as is usual in such fights.
The close proximity of our men to the foe made their fire very deadly, and hence the large number of killed.
The number of prisoners captured is said by these gentlemen to be only about four thousand.
Our own losses are heavy, and are estimated at from four to six thousand killed, wounded, and missing. No reports of any of the killed or wounded have as yet reached us.
The present position of our army is not stated; but if the above account be correct, it is probably in pursuit of the enemy.