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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 36. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
An English Combatant, Lieutenant of Artillery of the Field Staff., Battlefields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; with sketches of Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps. 1 1 Browse Search
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Movements of the enemy in Tennessee. Augusta, June 19. --A special dispatch from Chattanooga, dated 18th instant, says: "The enemy are reported to be marching back from Pikesville towards McMinnville. They are attempting to build a bridge over the mouth of Battle creek, to enable them to cross from Stephenson to Jasper by a direct route." Information from Buell's army represents that it is marching East. Scott's Louisiana cavalry reports his advance at Tuscumbia. It is reported that great dissatisfaction exists among the enemy's troops, and that they seek every opportunity to be made prisoners.
the 14th inst, several persons were arrested for running this blockade and imprisoned. Trade was as dull as before. On Tuesday there were no clearances, and only two arrivals of small coasters. Several vessels in the employment of the Lincoln Government had come in from sea. There is a great deal of sickness among the invaders; but they conceal this by burying their dead at night, unless in the case of conspicuous officers. Yankee Depredations in "Union" Districts. Pikesville, Tenn., a town in the "Union" portion of Tennessee, was visited by the Yankees on the 14th inst. and "cleaned out." The Atlanta Confederacy says: Most of the prominent Southern men, profiting by the experience of their brethren at Jasper, left town. At 11 o'clock the pickets, numbering eighty men, entered with navy repeaters drawn, and dividing in the public square posted themselves on the various roads leading into town, some going up the valley road two miles or more. Soon the m
Buell's movements. Chattanooga, July 29. --Buell's forces are marching up the Sequatchie Valley, towards Pikesville.
hed into each other with a vim, but Cols. Clarkson and the gallant Hounshell proved too much for him. They completely routed him, killing and capturing nearly his whole command. Dills was severely wounded, since reported dead. We captured some fifty prisoners, with a number of horses, &c. This portion of the command then returned to Tazewell county where they are now in camp. When Gen. Floyd reached Logan Court-House he found just the command referred to had pretended him. He again set out to cut off a company or two who were stationed on the main road to Pikesville finding no enemy there, he also returned to Tazewell where his whole command is now in quarters. Since this of Gen Floyd, we learn that an abolition force from Raleigh county advanced upon Octana and destroyed the place by applying the torch to every house. They then proceeded to Logan Court House and destroyed it is the same way, including the and other valuable property owned there by Gen, Floyd himself.
ion bill, in its operation takes possession of individuals and puts them in service in our armies without their consent If the persons of men can be taken for the service of the country, why can not property and the enormous profits of the extortion or be taken possession of in the same summary mode, to all the country's cause? The prisoners captured by the State line. One hundred and eighteen of the prisoners captured by the State line in the brilliant affairs at Prestonsburg and Pikesville, in Kentucky, arrived here on the morning of the 27th of last mouth. I have had preparations made for their safe-keeping, and I have announced to the President of the United States the terms upon which exchanges can alone be made. In the meantime I have placed in the penitentiary and put at hard work Captain Gramm and Lieut. Wade, who are to remain at hard work as hostages for Capt. Duskey and Lieut. Vannor now in confinement in the District penitentiary at Washington city. I have a
sterday to dispute his crossing. The river is too high to ford. The city will be relieved of martial law to morrow. The track and bridges damaged on the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad have been repaired. Morgan was last heard from this afternoon, six miles from Hillsboro', Highland county. Cincinnati, July 16th.--Morgan's advance was at West Union, Adams county, ten miles from the river, at midnight. His scouts approached Maysville this morning, and were repulsed by the gunboats at Pikesville, to day. Our forces are close behind him. The Louisville Journal says a train of cars with two batteries was sent from the St. Louis arsenal on Saturday to Indianapolis, to intercept Morgan. New York, July 15th--The rioters last night burnt a house of ill fame in Grecian street, and killed one man. The drinking shops were gutted, and a perfect reign of terror prevailed. A negro was shot by a Zouave in 324 street. The mob beat a negro to death and hung him to a tree on Staten Is
n Tuesday, Aug, 22. The report that Stanton and Halleck have been at Winchester is unfounded. Two regiments of Federal cavalry and two regiments of infantry are at Dunlop, 25 miles from Chattanooga. Our Generals have paid Springfield Junction, ten miles North of Nashville, a visit. A letter from near Chattanooga, Aug. 21st, gives an account of Rosecrans's advance movement: A heavy advance of the enemy was reported coming in the direction of Harrison yesterday evening. A scouting party of thirty were captured in the vicinity of Harrison last night. I have reliable information that a portion of Rosecrans's force occupied Duniap, in Sequatchie county, with a force of 15,000 strong yesterday. There is also a considerable force at Pikesville. Dunlop is a distance of thirty miles from this place. Rumor says they are rapidly advancing. Clayton's splendid Alabama brigade moved in that direction this morning. Bate's brigade is under arms awaiting orders.
Tories at Pikesville, Ala. --About two o'clock yesterday morning, says the Southern Sentinel, of Fayette county, of the 12th instant, about one hundred men, supposed to be tories, entered Pikesville, Ala. As they were entering the town they were halted and fired into by private James Wetch, who was on guard at the time. After Watch, had discharged his gun be attempted to make his escape, but was instantly shot dead. Sergeant Joseph J. Fondren was also killed. H. B. Gourly was severely wPikesville, Ala. As they were entering the town they were halted and fired into by private James Wetch, who was on guard at the time. After Watch, had discharged his gun be attempted to make his escape, but was instantly shot dead. Sergeant Joseph J. Fondren was also killed. H. B. Gourly was severely wounded in the leg, and several others wounded. It was their intention to capture Capt. Hinkle, the commander of the post at that place, but fortunately he and Lieut. Adison made their escape. They captured eight of the guard. escorted them about four miles from town, and turned them loose, stating that if they had captured Capt. Hinkle they would have tied him up to limb to suffer for his devotion to the South.
From East Tennessee. --The Bristol Gazette, of the 2d, furnishes the following: Col. Byrd, commanding the 3d Tennessee (Yankee) cavalry, was at Kingston at last advices. --Twice or thrice they had been ordered to Nashville, but refused to obey. Shelly's regiment was at Loudon. Gen. Jim Spears, of Pikesville, is reported to have been cashiered and arrested because he was dissatisfied with the Yankee success in freeing his own negroes and those of his loyal neighbors, and making them the equals of their wives and daughters. The negroes of Middle and Lower East Tennessee have all been sent to Nashville some time since, leaving only old or little darkles, who had no parents to care for them. Very scanty crops are being cultivated in all that region, farms being in a state of desolation. Rev. Timothy Sullias has been imprisoned in Knoxville as a hostage for Rev. Wm. H. Blackburn, who was received into the Holston Conference by voluntarily going to the Provost Marshal
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