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March 21-23, 1862.-reconnaissance to and skirmish at Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Reports. No. 1.-Col. Samuel P. Carter, U. S. Army. No. 2.-Maj. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, C. S. Army. No. 3.-Col. James E. Rains, C. S. Army. No. 1.-report of Col. Samuel P. Carter, U. S. Army. headquarters Twelfth Brigade, Camp Cumberland Ford, March 24, 1862. Captain: Late in the afternoon of the 20th instant I was informed by a messenger from Claiborne County, East Tennessee that four rebel regiments, with six pieces of artillery, under command of General Smith (who had arrived on the preceding day), left Cumberland Gap on the 19th instant to attack the Second East Tennessee Regiment, which was then stationed at Woodson's Gap, some 3 miles from Fincastle, Campbell County, East Tennessee. Orders were given to the First East Tennessee Regiment, Colonel Byrd-Seventh Kentucky, Colonel Garrard-Sixteenth Ohio, Colonel De Courcy; Forty-ninth Indiana, Colonel Say, and to Lieutenant-Colonel Munday, F
t to this prison from the Libby for confinement on Saturday. Yesterday P. Pierce, Co. B, 1st Tenn. (Yankee) regiment, taken in Campbell county; J. J. Barker, Co. E, 2d Tenn. (Yankee) regiment, taken in Claiborne county, and T. McCoy, Co. G, 2d Tenn. (Yankee) regiment, taken in Morgan county, charged with bridge-burning, were brought to Richmond and committed to Castle Thunder for trial. Also, the following, for engine stealing, in the places named, viz: W. Benzinger, 21st Ohio, Claiborne county, Tenn; J. Parrott, 33d Ohio, Wm, Pittinger, 2d Ohio, R. Buffman, 21st Ohio, R. H. Mason, do., Wm. Reddick, 33d Ohio, near Chattanooga; and the following disloyal citizens of East Tennessee, viz: John Walls, H. Miller, J. W. Green, R. White, J. W. Barlow; and J. B. Tompkins, Jno. Collins, and Barney Dooley, Rogers's Cavalry, were put in for drunkenness. Stephen C. Guy Co. A. 9th Va. Cavalry, was sent to the Castle by Capt. Turner, for punishment. J. Grandison Baker, Co. A, 6th Va., was ar
Affairs in East Tennessee. Bristol, Feb. 24. --A letter to the Gazette, from Powell's river, near Cumberland Gap, dated the 20th, states that several Yankee regiments lately passed through the Gap, en route North on sixty days furlough. They declared their purpose never to return.--Grant has refused any more furloughs. There is no more re-enlisting in the Yankee army. There are only five regiments at Cumberland Gap. These are closely besieged and suffering for supplies, and the evacuation of the Gap is expected. Tony Jones, a notorious tory, of Claiborne county, was captured near Tazewell a few days ago.