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Rumored Yankee raid on Rome, Ga. It is stated that a column of Yankees, estimated at from five hundred to three thousand, had destroyed Gadsden, Ala., and were marching on Rome, Ga. Advices from Chattanooga state that Forrest had driven fifteen hundred of the enemy into the mountains. It is possible that they may have made towards Gadsden under pressure from the other side. How they will get back remains to be seen.
The enemy in Alabama. Atlanta, May 6 --Gen. Forrest has received reliable information that 3,500 Yankees are coming through Talladega, Ala., to destroy the State road. Col. J. C. Rust of Forrest's staff, who came down to Marietta, telegraphed Johnston for reinforcements. Gov. Brown, who is on the train has promised all available troops. The military and the people are prepared. The enemy in Alabama. Atlanta, May 6 --Gen. Forrest has received reliable information that 3,500 Yankees are coming through Talladega, Ala., to destroy the State road. Col. J. C. Rust of Forrest's staff, who came down to Marietta, telegraphed Johnston for reinforcements. Gov. Brown, who is on the train has promised all available troops. The military and the people are prepared.
From Tennessee. Chattanooga, May 6. --All quiet in front Weather cold. Fifty prisoners, captured at Danville by Capt. Forrest, arrived this evening Capt. Forrest is a brother of the General, and was, it is feared, mortally wounded in recent fighting. From Tennessee. Chattanooga, May 6. --All quiet in front Weather cold. Fifty prisoners, captured at Danville by Capt. Forrest, arrived this evening Capt. Forrest is a brother of the General, and was, it is feared, mortally wounded in recent fighting.
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The Preluck. --A special dispatch to the Chattanooga Rebel, dated Decatur, Ala. May 26 says: Gen. Forrest is doing glorious work. He has been fighting the enemy since Thursday last. The fight was thirty miles from here.--He captured a large number of prisoners. He now has seventeen hundred Yankees out off in the mountains, South of this place, and it is thought he has captured them Starnes's, Biffle's and Edmondson's regiments have been engaged. Our loss is 7 killed and 19 wounded. He retook our cannon, and one from the enemy. The Yankees have evacuated Tuscumbia.