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Late from Kentucky. Nashville, Jan. 17.--Private dispatches report that the Federals were landing in force this morning between Fort Henry, on the Tennessee river. There was some firing, but the Federal balls did not reach the fort. Advices from Fort Donelson say that Gen Zingham feels confident in his ability to defend Forts Donelson and Henry. The Bowling Green correspondent of the Union and American says that Gen. Hindman, with 900 cavalry, went to Rowlett's Station, three miles this side of Green river, a few days since, and burnt the Station House and all outbuildings, and also the Horse Cave Depot and buildings attached, as well as the hotel adjacent, and the houses in Gave City Camp. Morgan's scouts burnt a mill within a quarter of a mile of the Federal lines on Green river. It was used for the purpose of grinding corn and wheat for the enemy. It is thought that all public houses between Glasgow Junction and Rowlett's will be destroyed, and the railro
The Daily Dispatch: January 18, 1862., [Electronic resource], The surrender of Mason and Slidell the manner of its publication. (search)
Death of Dr. Larrantree. Lynchburg, Va., Jan. 17 --Dr. Harry Larrantree, a Ward Master in the College. Hospital, killed himself, either accidentally or designedly, last night, by a pistol shot in the head. He came to Virginia, from Huntsville, Ala., a member of Capt. Tracy's company, of the 4th Alabama regiment. The verdict of the jury was, "death by suicide;" but reasons exist to induce the belief that it might have been committed accidentally. Dr. Larrantree was a dentist by profession, and highly esteemed.
Arrival of remains. New Orleans, Jan. 17 --The remains of Hon. John Hemphill and Col. Hugh McLeod reached here on yesterday. They were placed in state in the Mayor's office, and were escorted by the military and civil authorities, and by a concourse of citizens, to the Railroad ferry landing, en route to Texas.
The wheat crop of the South. Macon, Ga., Jan. 17. --Intelligence from many portions of the wheat growing region, represent the prospect of an abundant crop as very favorable. The growing crop never appeared better at this early part of the season.
The Confederate steamer Sumter--she Sinks three Yankee vessels. Washington Jan. 17. --A dispatch from Mr. Adams, the American Minister at London, to Hiram Bround he has laid down for himself. Important from Kentucky. Louisville Jan. 17. --The Munfordsville correspondent of the Journal of this city says the Cs to render the water unfit for drinking. From Cairo and Paducah. Cairo Jan. 17. --Advices from Cape Girardeau state that the expedition which left here be in readiness at short notice. Congressional proceedings. Washington Jan. 17. --In the United States Senate yesterday the resolution of the House, dec army frauds at Washington — the Vanwick Investigating Committee. Washington Jan. 17. --The Government Contract Investigating Committee are now engaged upon tate election. From Fortress Monroe--the Burnside Expedition. Baltimore, Jan. 17. --The steamer Adelaide, Captain Cannon, which was due here yesterday mor
expected to see a grand display of fire works. Arrival of a Deserter from the Confederates. A Washington dispatch, of the 18th inst. says: A Philadelphian, who had been impressed into the rebel service in North Carolina, came into General Hancock's brigade yesterday, from Cantreville. He was on foot, and armed with a Mississippi rifle. He occupied three days in making his way through the enemy's pickets, and brings important information. Collision at Sea. Baltimore, Jan. 17. --The bark Sea Eagle, of Philadelphia, collided on the 11th inst. off the Capes of Virginia, in a heavy northwest gale, with the schooner Truro, from Aquin, St. Demingo, with a cargo of logwood for New York. One of the Truro's crew succeeded in getting on board the bark, but the last seen of the vessel she was in a sinking condition. Miscellaneous. The bark Kenmore, Captain Crerar, from New York, with 17,189 bushels wheat, for Cork, Ireland, was abandoned at sea on the 26th
bserver. Being elected State Printer, he held that office till 1842, when he removed to Nashville, where for some time he was editor of an old-line whig newspaper of that city, called the Banner, using his position as a stepping stone to a membership in the Federal Congress. That position he finally attained in 1853, and continued for three sucsuccessive terms to hold it. Affairs in Missouri--reported battle near Ironton — success of the Confederates. The St. Louis Democrat, of January 17, says: Information of a reliable character reached this city last night to the effect that, yesterday, a large body of rebels, numbering about 5,000 men, in command of Jeff Thompson, advanced upon a Federal detachment of 300 troops, under Col. Mills, at a distance of about twenty-three miles from Ironton, and gave them battle. A desperate conflict ensued, resulting in the loss of many killed and wounded on both sides. The Federals, overpowered by numbers, had, at latest acc
such initiative.--If any negotiations have been commenced on the subject, they certainly originated, not in Paris, but in London; and the Emperor has, from the outset, expressed his hope that the rebellion would be speedily suppressed. The distress in the manufacturing districts of France is, however, very great, and the murmurs of the mercantile and laboring classes grow louder and louder every day. Recognition by French. The Herald's Paris correspondent, writing under date of January 17, says: I am in the possession of information which establishes beyond a doubt that this Government is bent upon the recognition of the South. It has within the last two weeks repeatedly urged this course upon England, and man succeed in persuading the Palmerton Cabinet to meet its views. The Washington Government must arm at once, coast defences must be attended to, and, above all, a strong, efficient navy be at once equipped. As a sign of the times, I may mention that a brosku
Europe and the War in America. The following is from the Paris correspondence (Jan. 17) of the New Orleans Picayunes: The distress in the manufacturing districts of France, and especially at Lyons and St. Etienne, "In consequence of the civil war in the United States," (so all the papers state) has reached such a height end is so wide spread, public subscriptions have been opened even in Paris for their relief. These misfortunes press upon the French Government with irresistible force to enter immediately upon a bold policy to wards the Federal States Were the Emperor to delay acting for any length of time now, there would be not to say a revolution, here, I find in La Press, to day, an interesting statement of the condition of the cotton trade, which I proceed to translate "Since the pacific solution of the T affair, cotton has again be come the object of the attention of the commercial world. One-fifth of the working population of England is employed in the several ma
Court proceedings. Mayor's Court, Saturday, January 17th. --Daniel B. Corbin, Thomas Coon, C. S. Wharsen, J. R. McCune, Wm. W. Southall, E. C. Puryear, and John Wilkeson members of Capt. Potts's company, City Battalion, were brought up for examination on suspicion that one or the other of them might have been the person who shot at some ducks on the basic Saturday week, and who hit and killed Patrick Kearney instead of the ducks aimed at. The examination did not result in a satisfactorrraigned for stealing an overcoat worth $50 and $3,000 in Confederate States Treasury notes from Hugh W. Rev. Sr., and acquitted of the larceny, but committed in default of security in $300, for his good behavior. Huntings Court, Saturday, Jan. 17th. --Recorder Jas. N. Caskie, presiding.--James Greghan, a resident of Hughes's Row, was put on trial for keep- ing a disorderly house, After hearing the dance and arguments of counsel the jury brought the defendant is guilty, and fined . The Cou
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