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number was originally stated at two thousand, but it rose rapidly in the mouth of rumor to five, eight, ten thousand. Instantly the street was in an uproar; the cry to arms rang out; men singly and in groups, with arms of every variety, from patent rifles to common fowling pieces, passed hurriedly around to different rendezvous. A fresh impose was given to the excitement by a second report that another body of troops were marching on the city by the Reisterstown road, and were already at Pikesville, seven miles distant. The throng rushed curiously and excitedly about. The armed men gathered in squads and were formed into companies. The unarmed clamored for weapons and rushed to the gun shops on Baltimore street, which were quickly broken open, and what arms they contained passed out indiscriminately to any who were alert enough to get within reach of the supply. The bells of the church on Second street rang out a startling alarm, communicating the excitement to every part of t
d at the Ferry from Tennessee this morning. It was rumored among the troops there that a regiment of six hundred men from Louisiana would arrive in a day or two. Squads of Baltimoreans pass the junction at Monocacy daily, on their way to Harper's Ferry or Richmond. A battalion of Baltimoreans, six hundred strong, will rendezvous Richmond in a few days. Capt. J. Lyle Clark, of the Independent Greys, was mentioned as their commander. A squad of eight men from the Forest Rangers, of Pikesville, passed here this morning on their way to Virginia. They were under the command of Capt. Nichols. A correspondent of the New York Commercial than makes known the views and intentions of Commodore Pendergrast: Commodore Pendergrast, flag-officer of the Cumberland, which lies at Old Point Comfort, is fully up to the work of keeping the blockade a rigid one. He is in favor of planning expeditions against the Virginia batteries at different points, where the naval force, co-opera
Arrival of prisoners. --Three prisoners, under escort of Hon. John M. Ellyott, T. W. Porter, G. T. Magee, arrived in this city yesterday. The natures of the prisoners are as follows: Wm. Furgeson, who is accused of being a Prowess Marshal of the Lincoln Government; Clinton Buskirk and John Dille, who were Union men. John M. Ellyott was a member of the Federal Congress from Kentucky for six years. They are from Pikesville, Kentucky.
astern Kentucky. two Fights in Pike county--occupation of Pikesville by the enemy — the enemy Advancing on Virginia — great excitemento a little creek or ravine called Marrow-bone, some 16 miles from Pikesville, the county seat of Pike county. At this point, a little deep stbravery. But before they advanced very far, our men fell back to Pikesville. On arriving at Pikesville, Col. Williams ordered Capt. May, andPikesville, Col. Williams ordered Capt. May, and some other Captain, (Mr. C. falls to recollect his name,) with some 400 men, to return, and give them battle at the place named. This they dthe same day, another little fight took place, some 12 miles from Pikesville, on John's Creek. Here the enemy were endeavoring to make their Harris attacked the party referred to. Our force all fell back to Pikesville, and early on Saturday morning took up their line of march for the to the State line open to the enemy. Since their occupation of Pikesville, they (2,000) have advanced to within two and a half miles of our
premises: Latest from Kentucky--a terrible battle at Pikesville--four hundred Confederate killed and one thousand taken is, Ky., Nov. 11 --The rebels under Gen. Wilson at Pikesville have been defeated, after two days fighting, by Gen. Neldispatches for General Thomas, reports that the fight at Pikesville lasted two days, and that the rebels lost four hundred k prisoners. Cincinnati, Nov. 12. --The battle at Pikesville, Ky., lasted through Friday and Saturday. The victory obels under Generals Williams and Nelson at Piketon, (not Pikesville,) the Capital of Pike county, Ky. [The foregoing reorce under Col. Williams as having repulsed the enemy at Pikesville, and state that our retreat on Pound Gap was executed as Letters from General Marshall, who was encounter to Pikesville, at a late date, speak not merely of defensive measures, No doubt the enemy expected to achieve great things at Pikesville, from the large preponderance of force they had; and dou
ually indignant. The Journal says: We find in the Maysville Eagle the following copy of a letter from John S. Williams, which was taken from the person of ex-State Senator Henry M. Rust, who was killed at the battle of Ivy Mountain, near Pikesville.--The Eagle says the original is in the possession of the Hon. W. H. Wadsworth, and by "sweeping the mountains of every foe" is plainly meant that he designed to drive every Union man from his home before he commenced the same work of the devilople to defend their homes is to come in at once and bring their guns. I received instructions from Richmond yesterday to muster in for twelve months. Get up a force at once; a force strong enough to defend Pike county. I want a force at Pikesville immediately. I will muster them there for twelve months. Attend to this at once; no time is to be lost. Don't rest a moment until it is done. Yours, truly, John S. Williams. Victory of death. The following are the concluding
run out of the Sandy Valley by Gen. Marshall's forces, made an advance up Sandy river again last week, and succeeded in re-taking possession of Prestonsburg and Pikesville.--Several of the citizens of Prestonsburg, hearing of the approach of the enemy, escaped to Pikesville, but ere they had been there long, they discovered that tPikesville, but ere they had been there long, they discovered that the town was surrounded by the Yankees, who had come by the way of John's creek, and they were compelled to surrender themselves as prisoners of war.--We are sorry to learn that among these are several of our acquaintances, and men that will be a great loss to our cause in that section, viz:--Alexander Martin, (son of Hon. J. P. Martin,) Milton Frieze, Hugh Williamson, and a few others — in all, some six or eight. After taking possession of Pikesville, the enemy, in cold blood, murdered Judge Wm. Cecil, an old citizen of the place, who had been previously wounded. We learn also from Mr. Stone, that the enemy's force is in camp at Paintsville, and
volunteered for the protection of the gap, had a brisk brush with 2,500 of the enemy, which lasted several hours. After driving the enemy back, Maj. Thompson learned that the enemy were attempting to flank him at a gap a few miles below the Pound. He immediately removed the most of his force to that point, where a fierce battle ensued, and the enemy were repulsed. Our loss was none killed and eight wounded--the enemy's loss in killed was supposed to be heavy. The Federals fell back to Pikesville, and Major Thompson to Gladeville. * * * * * * The rumor has obtained currency that the Federals were at Cumberland Gap. No such good luck. We should like to hear of them marching up to that place, where their carcasses would make a Golgotha. They may be in the vicinity, but will not dare to venture within striking distance. Wendell Phillips on the War. Wendell Phillips, the arch-demon of Abolitionism, recently delivered a lecture at Rochester to a large audience, embrac
Last Saturday morning, (says the Southern Advocate, of the 24th,) Gen. Humphrey Marshall's camp was made to resound with glad some shouts and huzzahs at the arrival of a squad of gallant and true Kentuckians from Covington and its vicinity. They came and enrolled themselves as soldiers for the war. They represent that thousands are ready to follow their example should Gen. Marshall make another forward movement into Kentucky. No Lincoln troops are in Eastern Kentucky except some 800 at Pikesville. These are there as a blind to prevent the forward movement of our troops. Infamous outrages on the Peninsula. A gentleman of the highest respectability, just from Williamsburg, gives the Petersburg Express information of a series of the most diabolical outrages recently perpetrated on the lower Peninsula by the infamous vandals now in possession of that portion of Virginia: The first on the list is Captain Samuel Holley, who resided in the lower end of Warwick county, a gen
From the Southwest. Augusta, June 18.-- The Mobile Evening News of the 16th, says that the enemy were engaged in shelling Grand Gulf all day Tuesday. The result is unknown. A naval expedition is fitting up in New Orleans. The Mobile Tribune learns that a French vessel arrived at New Orleans with a cargo of merchandize, but sailed without breaking bulk. The Vicksburg Whig says that the Confederates one day last week rescued the New Orleans, Opelousas and Great Western Railroad, from the enemy capturing several prisoners and destroying the bridges. A private dispatch in the Atlanta Intelligencer, this morning, dated Knoxville, 16th, says that the enemy have gone back through Big Creek Gap. A large Federal force is reported to be at Pikesville and Crossville.
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