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From last Tennessee. Russellville, Jan. 7. --Owing to the cold weather everything is quiet in front. The main body of the enemy remain in and around Knoxville. Gen. Grant visited Knoxville recently, and made a speech to the troops. It is reported that some of the enemy have re-enlisted under offers of $400 bounty and a land warrant located in East Tennessee.
From East Tennessee. Russellville, Jan. 18. --A reconnoitering party of the enemy drove in our cavalry pickets yesterday, and were in turn driven back again. Both pickets occupy their original position. Brisk artillery firing was heard yesterday in the direction of Jonesville. It is supposed the enemy were attacking Gen. W. E. Jones.
From East Tennessee. Russellville, Jan. 18. --We have had no telegraphic communication eastward since the 13th, in consequence of the line having been cut by the Yankee operator near Jonesboro'. A gentleman who left Knoxville on Tuesday gives some interesting news from that city. He says the small-pox is raging terribly among the Yankees and negroes, there being 600 cases in the city. In consequence of this and the scarcity of forage, the main body of the enemy had moved to Strawberrrday. They made but a feeble resistance and retired in the direction of Dandridge, pursued by our troops who are still pressing forward. Yesterday very heavy firing was heard in that direction. It ceased at dark. [Second Dispatch] Russellville, Jan. 19. --There is but little doubt that the enemy intended, by his recent demonstration, to force Gen. Longstreet out of Tennessee by occupying all the country capable of sustaining an army, in which he totally failed, in consequence
From East Tennessee. The following official dispatch from Gen. Longstreet was received at the War Department yesterday: Russellville, Jan. 19, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper: Major G. W. Day reports a handsome affair at Big Spring, near Tazewell, this morning. With a hundred men he attacked one hundred and fifty Yankees, captured three Lieutenants, sixty-four privates, sixty or seventy horses, fifty stand of arms, six wagons and one ambulance. (Signed) J. Longstreet, Lieutenant-General Commanding.
From East Tennessee. Russellville, Jan. 20. --Major Day attacked a force of the enemy, one hundred and fifty strong, near Big Spring, near Tazewell, yesterday, with one hundred men, killing and wounding six, capturing three lieutenants, sixty-four men, seventy horses, six wagons and teams, and ambulances, and fifty stand of arms. It is reported on good authority that the enemy have crossed the river at Strawberry. Our cavalry are still pursuing them. A large amount of leather, flour, and iron was captured. Brig. Gen. Vause, who had undertaken an expedition to Sevirville from North Carolina, it is reported here, have been captured, together with fifty of his men, at that place.
From East Tennessee. Russellville, Jan. 23 --Advices from the front are very encouraging. Our cavalry were within four miles of Knoxville, and have captured five hundred beef cattle, one hundred wagons, and a large amount of other property.
Affairs in East Tennessee. Russellville, Jan. 26. --Our cavalry are still in the vicinity of Knoxville. Their captures, during the recent retreat of the enemy, sum up as follows: 800 head of entitle, 500 wagons, two flatboats loaded with crackers and tobacco, and several hundred barrels of flour. A reconnoissance in the direction of Temwell, yesterday, by Major Day, found the Yankees strongly fortified there, and in considerable force. Twenty-eight of our wagons were captured onection of Temwell, yesterday, by Major Day, found the Yankees strongly fortified there, and in considerable force. Twenty-eight of our wagons were captured on Friday whilst foraging beyond French Broad river. The cars ran to Greenville yesterday, and will reach here by Saturday. [Second Dispatch.] Russellville, January 26. --There is no change to report in the condition of affairs in this department. The number of wagons captured by the enemy recently amounts to but twenty.
Affairs in East Tennessee. Russellville, Jan. 27. --The enemy evaluated Tazewell yesterday morning, retreating towards Cumberland Gap. Major Day occupied the place the same day, capturing some stores and property. Our troops are being rapidly clothed. Gov. Vance of North Carolina, has kindly offered Gen. Longstreet enough clothing to supply his command. It is to be hoped that a liberal contribution of gloves and socks will be sent forward by private individuals, as much suffering can be prevented thereby.
East Tennessee. --Our last Tennessee exchanges seem to be confident that an engagement cannot be long delayed between the forces of Long street and Schofield. The Yankees have advanced to Russellville to force, and are running the cars from Knoxville as far East as Morristown. A skirmish between the enemy's cavalry and our own, took place at Whitesburg, 22 miles below Greenville, on Tuesday, in which we are reported to have lost eight killed. The Yankee loss is not stated. Stirring times are hourly looked for.
uesday night, Lew Munday's gang of cut-throats surrounded the house of Mr. Harper, two miles south of Midway, and, without the slightest provocation, murdered their victim Mr. Harper was a Union man. On Wednesday, four guerrillas, captured in Kentucky, by order or General Burbridge were sent to Mr. Harper's residence, and there shot to death in retaliation for the murder committed. On the 31st October, there was a raid on Alamsville, on the Memphis branch of the railroad between Russellville and Clarksville. Several stores of the place were robbed of goods valued at twelve thousand dollars. On Wednesday afternoon, twenty-five guerillas made a dash into Rocky Hill station, on the Nashville railroad. The case of the Fraudulent M'Clellan votes Messrs. Amasa J. Parker, W. F. Allen and William Kelly, the commissioners appointed by Governor Seymour to visit Washington and investigate the charges of fraud against the New York State agents for receiving the soldiers' v
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