efatigable, and our position is regarded as a very strong one, and impregnable to any force likely to be in our front.
Rumors of reenforcements from Grant, under Sherman, reach us to-day, and inspire us with the hope that we may not only escape the toils set for us, but be able in turn to entrap the besiegers whose impudence is suinteresting outlook.
Old scout Reynolds came in this evening from Kingston, bringing confirmation of Bragg's defeat and the assurance of present aid from Grant.
Sherman is said to be at Cleveland, Generals Fry and Willcox at Bean's Station, and considerable force at Wytheville — from all of which, if true, Longstreet's position w; the position of East-Tennessee is assured to the Union.
The Smoky Mountains will hereafter become our military front.
The advance of our reenforcements, under Sherman, arrived yesterday morning.
Granger is on the way. Longstreet's hours in East-Tennessee are numbered.
His chief care since that glorious Sunday before Sanders h