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From Eastern Kentucky. two Fights in Pike county--occupation of Pikesville by the enemy — the enemy Advancing on Virginia — great excitement in Tazewell and Buchanan — our forces fall back to Pound Gap in Wise — election news — good and bad failures--Union men Rejoicing. [Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.] Tazewell C. H. Va. Nov. 11, 1861 We have just learned, through our dispatch bearer, M. L. Comann, some very exciting and interesting news from the Sandy country. You are aware that our forces in that section were under the command of Col. John Williams, and that he had evacuated Prestonsburg, and taken a stand some few miles this side. (This information I communicated to you in my last epistle.) On last Thursday, the 7th, our forces fell back from their position to a place called Gauley Bridge, a new name recently given to a little creek or ravine called Marrow-bone, some 16 miles from Pikesville, the county seat of Pike county. At this point, a littl