--The train last night from Ringgold
ran off the track four miles above Marietta
, and is not yet in. No lives lost.
writes from Ringgold
, yesterday, to the Confederacy,
that General Wheeler
, with his cavalry, is over the river, and Gen. Forrest
is in the right place.
A Confederate officer has just arrived who was wounded and a prisoner Saturday, and detained in a Yankee hospital until Monday, when he was relieved by Forrest
He saw Gen. Rosecrans
on Sunday at 12M., and did not perceive any marks of wounds.
On Sunday night rockets were seen towards Harrison
, which, the Yankees
said, were a signal of the approach of General Burnside
, with forty thousand reinforcements.
A heavy Confederate force was before Chattanooga
--Our lines extend around Chattanooga
within striking distance of the enemy.
Our forces are well up to the front.--Full supplies of commissary and hospital stores are close at hand.
On Wednesday night our cavalry occupied Cooper's Gap
, on Lookout Mountain
, twelve miles from Chattanooga
.--That night Gen. Wheeler
made a reconnaissance toward Lookout Mountain
, found an infantry force of the enemy, and drove them away.
The mountain is now, held by Gen. Longstreet
The enemy's operations are plainly visible from Lookout.
has two lines of defence on the road to Chattanooga
, six hundred yards apart.
He has one pontoon bridge across the river, which is crowded with wagons, and the impression is that he brings them over as they are needed.
commands the river and railroad below Chattanooga
was doing well Thursday.
Our loss in killed and wounded will not exceed twelve thousand.
The Yankee loss in killed, wounded, and prisoners will reach twenty-eight thousand.
Five Yankee hospitals are in our hands full of wounded.
The enemy's haversacks contain corn bread only.
Prisoners state that they were four days on short rations.
The bridge over the East Chickamauga river is repaired, and trains will go to our lines to-morrow.
--Officers from Gen. Hood
's division train, just in, report that they left Lookout Mountain
That important position was then held by Hood
's division, now commanded by Gen. Jenkins
It is not supposed that an assault will be made, as we command the situation,
and need not sacrifice the lives of our troops.
When the train left the burnt bridge station this morning heavy cannonading was heard.
On Thursday night the enemy made two attempts on our lines.
They were driven back both times to their entrenchments.
Further news of a cheering character has been received, but it is not deemed prudent to communicate it.