The Confederate forces in the fight at Telford
's, near Jonesboro', Tenn.
, Tuesday, were commanded by Gen. Jackson
While our infantry engaged the enemy in front, a cavalry force was, by a skillful manœuvre, thrown in their rear, and thus the whole party were captured or killed.
We learn that about 350 prisoners were taken, the remainder being killed or wounded.
Our loss is stated at three killed and sixteen wounded. No bridges have been destroyed, and the road is open and in our possession to Jonesboro
'. The enemy are in considerable force at Knoxville
They have never been further East than within a miles or two of Carter
's depot, 12 miles this side of Jonesboro
', which place they demanded the surrender of, but the demand not having been complied with they failed to attempt its enforcement.
is still held by our forces.
The Lynchburg Republican
As we have before announced, the Yankees
captured at Knoxville
a freight train of fourteen cars.
Three days afterwards they came up to the neighborhood of Watanga bridge with the train loaded with soldiers, supposed to be between 600 and 1,000 men in number, and demanded a surrender of the bridge and the force at that place.
, who commanded the bridge, refused to surrender, and determined to resist any attempt to capture the bridge.
attempted to fall back with their train to Jonesboro
', but some one had removed some of the rails of the track, and the train ran off. We have heard of no casualties, except we understand that the President
of the East
Tennessee and Virginia railroad, Mr. Branner
, was on the train, and was thrown out of the cars and had his face considerably bruised and cut.--On their way up from Knoxville
to Watauga bridge the Yankees
captured two trains at Morristown
, which is about half way between Knoxville
'. The capture of these trains to us was very unfortunate.
It enabled the Yankees
to come up to Jonesboro
' two days after they captured Knoxville
, whereas without the trains they could not have made preparations to move there under two or three weeks by the ordinary roads, and they would no doubt have been assailed on their march by the loyal Southern men and some of their wagon trains out off. They now have command of the East
Tennessee and Virginia railroad from Jonesboro
' to Knoxville
, a distance of a hundred miles, and of the East Tennessee
and Georgia railroad from Knoxville
, a distance of thirty miles, and have three trains to give them facilities for moving troops and supplies.
, the President
of the East
Tennesse and Virginia Railroad, has been much, censured for suffering three of his trains to be captured by the enemy, and some even suspect him or his conductors or engineers of disloyalty.
We hope such is not the fact; but some one has been guilty of such gross blundering as to amount almost to a crime.
We understand that a squad of tories at Jonesboro
' took a young man by the name of Harris
out of his bed at that place, and shot him in the presence of his family.
We also learn that another squad hung a man at Morristown
by the name of Drury Morris
We learn that neither Harris
were particularly obnoxious to the tories.--The former was a private in the Confederate
service, and the latter was no way connected with the Government
, except as a pork packer last winter.
If the tories continue this diabolical spirit of revenge, the scenes that will occur in East Tennessee
will exceed anything recorded in history, and will be a sad commentary upon the great leniency with which they have been treated by the commanders of the military department of East Tennessee, for they have been most sedulously protected both in their persons and property.
From information which the Atlanta Intelligencer
, of Saturday evening last, deems reliable, it would appear that the enemy are crossing the Tennessee river
, in large force, and it is anticipated that the battle, which cannot be delayed many days longer, will take place in Northwestern Georgia
This movement of the enemy is for the purpose of flanking Chattanooga
, and compelling Gen. Bragg
to abandon that almost impregnable position.
Whether he will succeed or not, cannot yet be determined.
The movements of the enemy in East Tennessee
were evidently a mere feint, of which the intelligencer
has reason to believe that Gen. Bragg
was aware, and has acted according to this idea.
The advance of the enemy towards Georgia
is a desperate move of theirs.
is playing a game that must either be successful in every respect or he will have his army entirely destroyed.