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Attach upon Fort Henrythree Confederates Hilled.a Federal gun-boat Disabled.twenty thousand Yankees landing for the attack. Memphis, Feb. 7. --A gentleman direct from Fort Donaldson reports that four gun-boats attacked Fort Henry on Tuesday, and that three Confederates were killed. One of the gun-boats was damaged and so crippled that she had to be hauled off. On yesterday a dispatch was sent from Fort Henry, which stated that eight gun-boats were coming up the river. The pickets stationed sixteen miles below Fort Henry reported that 20,000 Federals were landing. The Tennessee river was rapidly rising. Reinforcements have been ordered to the Tennessee river from Memphis. Nashville,Feb. 5. --Dispatches received to-day from Fort Henry state that the Yankees fired about 40 shots at the fort on yesterday, but did no damage. [Second Dispatch.] Memphis, Feb. 6, P. M. --A dispatch received from Danville at 2 o'clock P. M., to-day, states
House of Delegates. Friday, Feb. 7th. The House met at 11 o'clock. Prayer by Rev. Dr. Burrows. The House concurred in the Senate amendment to the bill refunding to Edmund W. Balley a sum of money erroneously paid into the Treasury. The following Senate bills were reported by the Clerk and read a second time: An act to refund license taxes to volunteers in service and other persons. An act to provide for the collection of taxes and other public dues in the hands of disloyal and defaulting officers of the Commonwealth, &c. The Senate bill to empower the Governor to have made out and flied in the State Department complete lists of the Virginia forces, was passed. The following bills were reported: From the Committee on Propositions and Grievances: A bill to allow further time for the owners of lots in the town of Columbia, Fluvanna county, to build on and improve the same. This bill was read a second time. From the Committee on Financ
Capture of Fort Henry by the Yankees.Confederates retreating to Fort Donelson.destruction of Tennessee river bridge.communication between Columbus and Bowling Green cut off. Nashville, Feb. 7. --A special dispatch to the Union and American, from Clarksville, 2 o'clock, A. M., says Fort Henry has fallen into the hands of the enemy. Our force is retreating to Fort Donelson. Federal gunboats are at Danville. The Tennessee river bridge, at that place, is destroyed by the Yaenemy. Our force is retreating to Fort Donelson. Federal gunboats are at Danville. The Tennessee river bridge, at that place, is destroyed by the Yankees. 20,000 Federals formed the attacking column. No further particulars. Memphis, Feb. 7. --Fort Henry was captured by the Federals yesterday, after two hours firing. The Federals advanced and destroyed the Tennessee river bridge, thereby cutting off communication between Columbus and Bowling Green. No details yet.
Exchanged Yankee prisoners. New Orleans, Feb. 7. --Four hundred and ninety-two Yankee prisoners left yesterday evening for North Caroling, to be exchanged.
From Fort Henry.particulars of the late fight. Memphis Feb. 7, (via Mobile, Feb. 8) --A special dispatch from Paris, received last night, reports that three gun-boats arrived at the Tennessee river bridge yesterday at 11 o'clock, took possession of it, turned the draw, and passed up the river, first shelling the town.deral gun-boats, which were injured, were subsequently lost. The provisions of Fort Henry were saved, but the guns were spiked and abandoned. Nashville, Feb. 7, (via Mobile, Feb. 8)--A dispatch has been received this morning from the Hon. John Bell, from Fort Donelson, stating that Gen. Pillow was expected at Fort Donelsohing creek by the enemy, has been released. He arrived here this morning. Gen. Pillow has been assigned to the command of Fort Donelson. Fort Donelson, Feb. 7.--Gen. Tilghman, Maj. Gilmore, Capt. Miller, and about 80 officers and men, surrendered Fort Henry. They had remained to cover the retreat of our forces. The res
Northern account of the "splendid victory" in Tennessee--the surrender of Fort Henry--the Memphis and Ohio Railroad bridge taken possession of. Cairo, Ill., Feb. 7. --We have taken Fort Henry. It was surrendered to Commodore Foote yesterday at two o'clock in the afternoon, after a most determined resistance. The fst. Not a man flinched, and with cheer upon cheer sent the shot and shell among the enemy. The pursuit — Unfaithfulness of Confederates. Paducah, Ky., Feb. 7. --Gen. Smith on the west, and Gen. Grant on the east side of the Tennessee river, are pursuing the retreating rebels. It is reported and credited by sogton--Federal account of another Skirmism on the Potomac--Sixteen Confederated made prisoners The telegraphic correspondence of the Herald, from Washington, February 7th, has the following: A cavalry regiment attached to General Smith's division accomplished a brilliant connoisance this morning. In their absent they kille
ying our troops for weeks past. The number of rebels was not known, but many were seen to mount their horses and leave the outskirs of the town by the Charlestown road. This afternoon the rebel flag of truce, in the hands of three of Baylor's men, came to the ferry, but were warned off by Colonel Geary. Large numbers of rebel pickets, mounted, were stationed all the afternoon near Bolivar. "the Cumberland river expedition" marching to attack Fort Donaldson. Louisville, Feb. 7. --General Grant will attack Fort Donaldson to-morrow. Three large steamers, Benjamin J. Adams, F. H. Fairchilds, and Baltic, left here for the Cumberland and Tennessee rivers this evening. All quiet along the line of the Louisville and Nashville railroad. A dispatch from General Halleck to Gen. Huell this evening says: We have taken Fort Henry. The enemy has retreated on Paris, leaving part of his guns. Our cavalry are in pursuit. A large expedition for the South.
of the Cabinet. A difference of opinion, however, exists as to the form and details of such government. A number of propositions have been submitted, some of which will be forwarded to the Herald by mail. A majority of the Cabinet are in favor of the establishment of civil government under the protection of the military power, as at Port Roal and in other places in the South where the Union flag has lately been unfurled again. The recent flag of truce from the rebels. Washington, Feb. 7. --There is the highest authority for stating that there is no truth in the report that the recent rebel flag of truce brought to headquarters here a communication threatening the lives of the hostages, Col. Corcoran and others, in the event of the execution of the Missouri bridge burners. There is in the communication no allusion whatever to that subject, and it is not believed that the contents will be officially made public. Another Senatorial inquiry probable. The expuls
d Nat being found guilty, was ordered 39 lashes. John Harper and John Williams were examined for committing a felony, on the 20th December last, by stealing from the Columbian Hotel a trunk, containing a lot of wearing apparel, belonging to Richard A. Cox, worth $42. The prisoners were remanded for trial before Judge Lyons. Austin Connelly and John T. Smith were examined for feloniously, and by force and violence, and by putting one Frederick J. Gardner in bodily fear, on the 7th of February, stealing, and carrying away from his person, and within his immediate presence, a Colt's revolver and lot of wearing apparel.--Smith was remanded for trial before Judge Lyons. Connelly was ordered to be taken before the Mayor, to be examined for the offence of receiving stolen goods, knowing them to be stolen. Richard Morris and Thomas Collier were examined for stealing, from the store of Peyon Johnston & Brother, on the 14th day of January, a pocket book containing about $15 in
France evidently thought the affair of the Trent would accomplish her object, and, accordingly, the Parisian papers joined in the condemnation of the of Commander Wilkes. Now, however, that the storm has blown over, the object of the Lodon press seems to be, by expressing deep sympathy with the distresses of the French operatives, to render them so furions that they shall urge Napoleon on to attempt the breaking of the blockade.--Phile. Inq. From the Upper Potomac. Frederick, Md., Feb. 7. --The latest intelligence from the Virginia side is via Hancock, on Wednesday. A squad of cavalry daily make their appearance on a distant hill, apparently to observe our movements. At Harper's Ferry it was reported that Jackson had not yet gone to Richmond, but was supposed to be at Halltown, where his men were preparing to resist the imaginary advance of General Banks's Division. Bodies of rebel troops were also at Charleston and Marnhsburg. On Saturday last a small body
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