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s the calculation publicly expressed among the officers at Cairo." These extracts shadow forth correctly their plans and every effort should be made to prepare a strong force to meet them on the right and rear. No time should be lost. Gin. J. Pillow, Brig. Gen. C. S. A. Comd'g. Gen.Breckinridge in pursuit of Tom Crittenden. From the Bowling Green correspondent of the New Orleans Picayune, under date of November 22, we take the following extract: Gen. Breckinridge, with Hanson's, Thompson's, and Trabge's Kentucky incky infantry regiments, and Col. Helm's Kentucky cavalry, left here Sunday morning for the purpose of attending to Gen. Crittenden, who was understood to be at or near Rochester, threatening Russellville. He proceeded over the old dirt road direct to Russellville, which he reached on Tuesday, and from that place he proceeded directly towards Rochester. He has not been heard from since. Strong hopes are entertained here by many that General Crittenden
Times with us have assumed quite a business air. Troops in large numbers are arriving daily, and going immediately on to the head of our army, which is at Green river. Within four miles of General Buell's forces a battle is imminent, and may be progressing at this moment. Our brigade has marching orders, but I do not know at what time we shall leave this place. Since we have been here, we have had plenty of drilling. We were temporarily placed with the Second Kentucky Regiment, under Colonel Hanson. While with him, we made a dash into the country about sixty miles through rain and mud, which I assure you took the wire edge off the boys. We were sadly disappointed at not meeting the "Yanks." The expedition proved a kind of Chessa or swing-corner affair. You all may rest assured that we will whip them whenever we meet them, for there is no such word as fail in our lexicon. An old gentleman from Cocke county, Tennessee, with whom I enjoyed a long conversation, informs me that
idence and affection of his brethren and people. Who can hope to be so merciful, loving, and gentle to all persons, for Christ's sake, as he was. But by the grace of God he was what he was. May I not, then, entreat your prayers to Almighty God in my behalf, that I may go among you in the "spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind," and follow in the footsteps of your late, beloved Bishop, even as he followed Christ. Yours, truly and affectionately, Richard H. Wilmer. To the Rev. Messrs. Hanson, Massey, Ticknor, and Messrs. Phelan, Taylor, and Alison. Getting his revenge. The Mobile Advertiser says: Many Georgians and Alabamian will vividly remember the circumstances of the murder of Gen. McIntosh, the Creek Chieftain, many years ago, and before the removal of the nation to the Reserve. That deed was perpetrated by the faction of Hopothleyholo, the old rascal who, with his renegade Creeks was lately routed by McIntosh and Cooper. Thus does McIntosh avenge
d. I have not been able to get their names. Late and interesting from Kentucky--the enemy reported five thousand strong on this side of Green River. From an interesting letter in the Nashville Union and American, under date of Bowling Green, Jan. 10, we extract the following: It is pretty well settled that the enemy, in what exact force it is impossible to state, is this side of Green River, having crossed at the recently repaired bridge near Munfordsville. An officer in Colonel Hanson's second Kentucky regiment came down from our advance yesterday. He states that while on a scouting expedition toward Green, River he and his friends distinctly saw the Federal tents. They counted four hundred tents and estimate their force at five thousand men. They are encamped at Rowlett's Station, some four miles from the bridge. Other accounts, all varying in detail, however, confirm the report that they are this side of the river. Some stoutly assert that there is no enemy this
he General in command was well pleased with the thorough training and preparation for marching of the various brigades. The Second Kentucky was the observed of all observers. Composed chiefly of the old Kentucky State Guard, and commanded by Col. Hanson, a most capital officer and brave man, the regiment evinced a proficiency in drill and a soldierly bearing which would reflect credit upon the veteran regiments of France. Gen. Floyd was evidently greatly gratified by their appearance as they passed in review. Colonel Hanson will make a figure with his regiment wherever he engages the enemy. Mark that! When we will leave this place, is unknown to me. I get no Dispatch, and hear nothing from Virginia except through the Nashville papers. The election of Mr. Hunter to the Senate gives great satisfaction, as does also that of Mr. Preston. Since the death of Mr. Tyler, the impression is universal that Hon. Thos. S. Bocock will be elected Speaker of the House without serious oppo
, and own, while the river points further South will be held by Gen. Boyle's brigade. This route to Nashville will be held at all hazards, as its present occupation threatens the rear of General Buckner. This force will prove a strong and able one, and may yet act in concert with General McCook, in an attack upon Bowling Green, if such an attack is ever made, which is extremely doubtful. Confederate sick left to die. Mill Spring, Jan. 28. --A visit to Monticello revealed to Gen. Hanson the fact that not less than one hundred and seventy-five sick and wounded rebels had be on left to die at that place, ten miles from the river, which they knew we could not cross. On the morning of Tuesday subsequent to the fight many of those left had died, and the bodies of three others were found a mile beyond. Their graves are seen by the roadside. Flag of truce to Recover Zollicoffer's body. Captain Henry Ewing, of Nashville, Aid to the late General Zollicoffer, accompanie
on Harricon, of Cumberland, and was himself a minister of the Presbyterian Church. He was a chaplain for two years of the University of Virginia, and for some months temporarily in charge of the First. Presbyterian Church of this city. The war found him in charge of a congregation in Hanover county. Impelled by a lofty patriotism he deemed it his duty to enter the army. He was chosen captain of a volunteer company, and soon showed the qualities of an excellent soldier. He was a Christian gentleman of the highest order — a man of education, fine intelligence, genial disposition, and polished manners. His brother, a gallant young officer, and three first cousins, fell on the bloody field of Manassas." We also notice among the list of killed, the names of Col. John Brown, brother of ex-Governor Neil S. Brown, and Hon. Alfred Robb. Col. Hanson, was a prominent politician in the Ashland district, and a few years ago was a candidate for Congress against the Hon. James. B. Clay.
o the contrary notwithstanding. Gunboats on the Mississippi. A Northern newspaper has the following interesting intelligence: We have the most reliable information in this vicinity that the rebel gunboat fleet, of the construction of which the Southern papers frequently spoke previous to the establishment of the blockade, is now completely fitted out and equipped, and is ready for the upward march. A Federal officer spoke of this matter yesterday to one of the Captains of Colonel Hanson's Kentucky regiment.--The latter said that he was in the city of New Orleans a couple of weeks since, and that eight Confederate gunboats were then lying at the wharf awaiting orders to proceed up the Mississippi. The fleet, he said, is under the command of Commodore Hollins. The boats are all iron-clad; much more heavily plated than ours, and less vulnerable. Their machinery is all below the gun-decks. In this respect they are equal to the Benton, the best boat of the Federal fleet.
Fourth Mississippi regiment of infantry, Col. Drake. Twentieth Mississippi regiment of infantry, Colonel--. --Mississippi regiment of infantry, Col. Reynolds. --Mississippi regiment of infantry, Major Garwin. --Mississippi regiment of infantry, Col. Hughes. --Mississippi regiment of infantry, Col. Cook. Fourteenth Mississippi regiment of infantry, Col. Baldwin. Seventh Texas regiment of infantry, Col. Gregg Second Kentucky regiment of infantry, Col. Hanson. Eighth Kentucky regiment of infantry, Lt. Col. Lyon. --Arkansas regiment of infantry, Col. Lee. Major Donesy's battalion of infantry. Battalion Fourth Alabama, Col. Combs. Four detached companies of infantry. Battalion Tennessee cavalry, Col. Grant. Battalion Mississippi cavalry, Col. Forrest, 800 strong. Eight batteries light artillery. Floyd's Virginia brigade, consisting of the 36th, 50th, 51st, and 56th, in all 2,500 strong, and a thousand
ntly, in the prime and vigor of manhood. He is a native of Lexington. Ky., where he had property valued at $300,000. He has been married, but his wife died last fall, about three weeks before he linked his destinies with his beloved South, leaving him childless. His property having been confiscated, he is now houseless, wifeless, childless, with little to live, love, fight and die for, but the new Republic. Originally he was Captain of the Lexington Rifles, which was company A, of Col. Hanson's regiment, of the State Guard of Kentucky; but in accordance with a firm determination to die in defence of the rights of his section, rather than live where those rights were trampled upon, he left Camp Charity on the night of the 22d of September last, at the head of about forty-five or fifty picked men. A few were added to his command on the way South, and a large number of refugees placed themselves under the protection of his true and trusty men, so that in all he had with him betwe
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