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Miscellansous Southern news.

A company of stalworth mountaineers, from Habersham county, Georgia, under Capt. Littleton Stephens, armed with piken, have been sent to the coast. The pikes are in the shape of a cross, with six edges, upon the end of a wooden staff.

The 492 Hessian prisoners who, during the last five months, have been confined in the Parish Prison, left New Orleans on the 7th, for Raleigh, North Carolina, guarded by Captain Mouton's company, a detachment of the 18th regiment. The prisoners looked much better than when they arrived here, which was no doubt owing in a great measure to the comfortable quarters and excellent fare provided them.

The negro used as a decoy to entrap the Yankees at Harperts Ferry on Friday week, did not use the flag of truce. He mounted the bluff, showed his hundle and pretended that he desired to run away. The Yankees took the bait, manued the boat and attempted to cross and emancipate the contraband, when they were fired upon by our troops from their concealment.

Janies Hunter, a private in the Oglethorpe Light Intantry, of Savannah, Ga., who was severely wounded on the 21st July last, has been promoted by President Davis from the ranks to a First Lieutenantey in the regular army of the Confederate States.

Capt. Thomas L. Yancey died at Herrisonburg on Tuesday last. His disease was camp fever, contracted in the army at Centreville.

The Memphis Acelanche, of the 12th, says.

General Beanregard is said to be examining how ‘"the lands lay"’ in parson, and preparing for operations somewhere between Memphis and sunset. Others report him at Bowling Green, and others still at Nashville.

There is a large Confederate cavalry force in the vicinity of Big Sandy, who appear to be vigilantly watching the movements of the Federats, the object being to keep them off from the vicinity of Parts.

A gentleman from Weekly county reports that the Union men in Dreaded, the county seat are openly cheering for Lincoln upon the streets. This county in the home of the traitor Etheridge, and we have reason to believe that there are few, who engage in this reasonable and shameless practice.

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