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The late Incendiary outrages in Tennessee.

a Correction — the heroic Guardman recovering — a -- described in Cross one the Republican, &c.

[correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.]

Nov. 13th, 1861.
As I see in your paper of the 12th inst., in an article headed "Lincolnites in Tennessee." several mistakes, I will so far trespass on your time as to set you right in regard to them.

1st. There are but bridges burnt on the road between Bristol and Knoxville, instead of five; but an attempt was made to burn a third, near Strawberry plains, but the sentinel shot and killed two, and, with more than Spartan value, fought the whole band of incendiaries until he was literally cut down and left for But we are happy to say be successes in giving the alarm, and saved the bridge and though his arm was severed from , and the other wise severely out, still hopes are entertained or his recovery. The Waumuga bridge is now guarded by about six hundred militia, with two of artillery, besides Capt. Mc company of cavalry. The enemy is strong force, and is posted three and a half miles above the bridge, on the premises of the traitor, "Nat. Taylor."

These outing party on Sunday night was led by that gallant and Capt. H. B. Miller, Company "G. Regiment Mississippi Volunteers, who, to be detailed in Bristol, volunteered, at the head of a number of our citizens, to repel the threatened attack, on the bridge.-- The Captain having been directed by General Clarke, who was temporarily command, to find out the strength and position of the enemy, was crossing the river in advance of his party when he came suddenly on a large body of men posted on the bank of the river, and immediately fired on them and killed his man at the first discharge. His men rushed to his support, and, after killing nine, and wounding several others, the gallant Captain withdrew his men, with only two or three slight wounds, the Captain himself receiving two, though under the incessant fire of at least six hundred men. It is reported here to-day that the enemy are fortifying Elizabethton, and also that the friends of Andy Johnson, near Greenville, have become alarmed at their position, they not having received the expected aid from Kentucky, and have sent a flag of truce, passing for a compromise.

The militia is rallying to the rescue, and parties are forming here and elsewhere to crush out the rebellion ourselves, as it seems the Confederate Government has overlooked this section; although attention has been called to its exposed condition and the importance of our great thoroughfare, the East Tennessee and Va.,Railroad. W.

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