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From Logan County. Rumors having reached here (says the Abingdon Virginia,) that the Lincolnites had entered Logan county, burnt the Court-House, killed two women and committed other depredations, great uneasiness and excitement exists throughout this and the adjoining counties. The following extract of a letter from Mr. M. L. Comann, of Tazewell C. H. to a friend in this place, settles the question: Tazewell C. H. July 21, 1861. Last Tuesday morning a messenger from McDewell county came to our town with a report that the Northern army were in possession of Logan C. H. Mr. Clark and myself were dispatched forth with to find out the correctness of the report. We had to go to within 13 miles of the Court-House before we could find out whether the report was true or false. Or course it was not as reported. The excitemen all along the route was greater than any one could imagine Men, women and children seemed almost deranged. But to the news from that section.
ity of preparation, &c. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Tazewell C. H., Va., Oct. 28, 1861. The following items of news I gather from M. L. Comann, who has just returned from Gen. Zollicoffer's camp, in Laurel county, Ky., some 65 miles from Cumberland Gap.--Gen. Zollicoffer took up his line of march fromavery charging upon the enemy's breastworks. The enemy's loss was supposed to be some 20 killed and a number wounded. One officer remarked, in the presence of Mr. Comann, that "Beauregard with 50,000 men could not take the place in twenty days." They call the place "Wild Cat." Its proper name is Rock Castle, as it is situated ne at that place. No doubt but that the enemy will crow much over the retreat or fall back of Gen. Zollicoffer, and publish a terrible rout of his forces; but as Mr. Comann was present, you may rely upon what he reports as correct. He also reports that late Monday night, about 12 o'clock, heavy firing was heard in the directio
From Eastern Kentucky. two Fights in Pike county--occupation of Pikesville by the enemy — the enemy Advancing on Virginia — great excitement in Tazewell and Buchanan — our forces fall back to Pound Gap in Wise — election news — good and bad failures--Union men Rejoicing. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Tazewell C. H. Va. Nov. 11, 1861 We have just learned, through our dispatch bearer, M. L. Comann, some very exciting and interesting news from the Sandy country. You are aware that our forces in that section were under the command of Col. John Williams, and that he had evacuated Prestonsburg, and taken a stand some few miles this side. (This information I communicated to you in my last epistle.) On last Thursday, the 7th, our forces fell back from their position to a place called Gauley Bridge, a new name recently given to a little creek or ravine called Marrow-bone, some 16 miles from Pikesville, the county seat of Pike county. At this point, a littl