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The enemy on the Tennesses river. We refer the reader to some extracts from a Tuscombia paper relarive to the excursion of the Federal gunbeats to Florence, Als.--It will be seen from them how ridiculously the Federal journals hare magnified the whole affair in their and lying narratives. They represented that everywhere the gunbosts and the fleg were hailed with satisfaction and rejoicing by the people. Everybody out of Yankeedom knew that this was a false. bood. But the strocious Federal press will never contradict it. One great arm of the invasion is lying; that keeps up the war spirit of the people and the credit of the Government, and it is further intended to influence the public mind of foreign nations. No people know to wall how to employ this valuable agent of a crusade.
and comfort the enemy got from Fort Henry to Florence, and as yet have heard of only one man, who at Florence went down and showed them where to land, and took bacon for his services, and hauled it as.) Only two Lincoln gunboats came up to Florence. They did not burn the old warehouse at the umbia landing. When they arrived in sight of Florence the three steamboats loaded with about $90,00a bacon-bought Lincolnite the boats landed at Florence, bursted open the warehouses and took what thttied in forty feet water. We arrived in Florence at eight o'clock on Friday night, and found an Saturday morning a dispatch was received in Florence from General Johnston, at Bowling Green, commidge serves only as a connecting link between Florence and Tuscumbia, and, consequently, is of the mertained that the gun boats were coming up to Florence. Of couse it was remarkably sensible, and thhours afterwards when within fifteen miles of Florence. Of course it was out of question to then go[2 more...]
hemselves they could bring Tennessee back into the Union in a few monthe. They said that when the secession ordinance was passed armed men stood at the polis, and every thing went as certain politicians said. At Savannah, Eastport, and Florence, the officers and men of our gunboats went a shore without arms, and mingled freely with the people. The Union men along the river comprise the wealthy and best portion of the inhabitants, large numbers of whom have American flags. Not a gun was fired either going or coming. The railroad bridge at Florence was not destroyed. A quantity of papers were capturnd on the Eastport belonging to Lieut. Brown, late of the Union havy, Among them were letters from stating that submarine batteries could not be used successfully in the rapid streams of the West. One hundred and fifty hogsheans of tobacco and a quantity of other freight will be brought down from the mouth of Sandy river to-morrow. Lieut. S. L. Phelpe commandin