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uthern men had exercised too little clemency towards their neighbors of opposite views, but this favor gave too mach countenance to treason, added fuel to the flame, until Unionism has culminated in open rebellion. East Tennessee is threatened with immediate invasion from three different points. In the neighborhood of Pound Gap it is reported that there are from four to five thousand Federal troops, while Col. Williams, who is there to oppose them has comparatively a small force. Gen Zollicoffer is at Cumberland Gap to meet the invader there, but his force is greatly less than that of the enemy. We have a small force at James own, on the Cumberland mountain, but considerable fear is expressed that it is unable to prevent invasion from that direction. It is not well to think of security under such circumstances, when by a single defeat of our troops at either one of those points. the enemy would be precipitated in our midst, the railroad would be seized, communication cut off
the Kentucky sympathizers with the Southern cause Skirmish at Cumberland river between Zollicoffer and the Lincolnites From a private letter from Gen Zollicoffer's camp, on Cumberland riveGen Zollicoffer's camp, on Cumberland river, on the road between Jamestown and Sumersett, the Knoxville Register is permitted to extract the following particulars of a skirmish which occurred there on the 3d inst: Gen. Zollicoffer, haviGen. Zollicoffer, having complete control of the river, the enemy cannot approach except at one point, Steigal's Ferry. Here there were about 1,000 Lincolnites stationed. While the General was reconnoitering their positidred. It is expected that the river will shortly be navigable from here to Nashville. Gen. Zollicoffer The Knoxville (Tenn.) Register, of the inst., says: We have reliable informationver will shortly be navigable from here to Nashville. Gen. Zollicoffer The Knoxville (Tenn.) Register, of the inst., says: We have reliable information that Gen. Zollicoffer, the
Gen. Zollicoffer The Knoxville (Tenn.) Register, of the inst., says: We have reliable information that Gen. Zollicoffer, the Gen. Zollicoffer The Knoxville (Tenn.) Register, of the inst., says: We have reliable information that Gen. Zollicoffer, the
Northern items. The Victorious Yankees (?) Generals of Somerset. The New York Herald publishes sketches of the lives of the two Yankee Generals engaged in the last battle at Somerset, Ky., and of our own lamented Zollicoffer: Brig. Gen. Alvin Schoepff, the commander-in-chief during the engagement, is a foreigner by birth, and was appointed by Lincoln to his present position as from the State of Maryland. Schoepff, when he came to this country, was penniless. He hired himself as a porter in one of the New York hotels, from whence he went to Washington, still acting in this capacity. In the Federal Capital he became acquainted with Mr. Holt, then Commissioner of Patents. To this gentleman he is indebted for his first lift in the world. Gen. G. H. Thomas. Is an officer of the regular United States Army. He is a Virginian, and is between 40 and 45 years of age. He was appointed a cadet at West Point in 1836. He was brevetted a captain for gallant and merito
The Daring bravery of Zollicoffer. --The Bowling Green Courier and the Nashville (Tenn.) Gazette, publish tolerably full accounts of thrnish any additional facts, except in relation to the death of Gen. Zollicoffer. The Courier is informed that Gen. Zollicoffer mistook a KentGen. Zollicoffer mistook a Kentucky or Ohio regiment which had opened fire upon our forces, for one of our regiments firing upon others through mistake, and galloped forward Fogg was borne from the field. The Gazette says: General Zollicoffer advanced to within a short distance of an Ohio regiment, whingerous position was received when it was too late. "There's old Zollicoffer," cried out several of the Yankee regiment in front of him. "Kile levelled at his person. At that moment Henry M Fogg, Aid to Gen. Zollicoffer, drew his revolver and fired, killing the person who first rec As soon as this was done twenty bullets pierced the body of our gallant leader, and Gen Zollicoffer fell from his horse a mangled corpse.
hrough the chimney of the steamer Linn Boyd, which was lying at the fort. One fell in front of her bow, and one 8-inch mortar shell burst and fell on the fort. "Nobody was hurt." The pickets which returned on the night of the 22d inst. report that the enemy are encamped at Calloway, sixteen miles below the fort, and on the opposite side of the river.--Its force is variously estimated from five to twenty-five thousand. It is thought they are erecting fortifications there. It is very well understood that this is the force that was at Murray. Stragglers from Fishing Creek bring very contradictory reports, but generally concur that the enemy lost more than the Confederates in that engagement. The loss on our side is not stated, but former reports, at from two to three hundred, continue to be sustained. General Zollicoffer's horse and servant reached here this afternoon. A special dispatch from Knoxville states that Col. Rutledge and all of his command are safe.
lied; that there is a large force at work on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, and that there will soon be perfect communication between Louisville and Nashville. It also says that Buell is to be tried by Court-martial for permitting the invasion of Kentucky by Bragg, and thinks it singular that on the other hand Bragg is summoned to Richmond to answer for not whipping Buell. The Court is to be held at Cincinnati. The Federal General Negley occupied the late residence of Gen Zollicoffer in Nashville. The Nashville Union, of a late date, says that the City Council has voted Andy Johnson $20,000 for his patriotic defence of Nashville. The Louisville Journal, of the 6th inst., says that Cox's army has pushed up the Kanawha to Charleston, and met with no serious opposition. Milroy was to join him at Gauley on the 7th. The Federal Morgan was near Charleston, and Spear's brigade at Gallipolis. The Journal says the campaign in Western Virginia is pretty much