Affairs in Kentucky--the Capture, sentence of death, and escape of James H. Burnam, Esq.
From Mr. Burnam, just arrived from Kentucky, I have obtained tMr. Burnam, just arrived from Kentucky, I have obtained the following items of interest concerning the whereabouts and doings of the Confederate forces under the gallant Buckner.
The General makes his headquarters at Bdistrict, and which was held by Federal troops from Evansville, Indiana.
Mr. Burnam volunteered to carry the dispatches.
He started on the 19th of September; ontogether and deciphered the contents, and, holding a court-martial, sentenced Mr. Burnam to death, to be shot next morning.
During the night the enemy were joined byates were on their trail.
Both regiments then retreated to Owensboro', where Mr. Burnam was fortunate enough to have an interview with the persons to whom the dispat and brother of the two gentlemen now in the Confederate service in Virginia--Mr. Burnam's brother is Adjutant of the 1st Kentucky regiment, at Fairfax Court-House.