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From Kentucky. The following is from late papers received at this office: Late from Fishing Creek, Ky.--Gen. Crittenden not wounded, &c. We gather a few additional facts in relation to the late "Kuntucky Disaster" from the Knoxville Register. Eight Confederate regiments engaged fourteen regiments of the enemy: The false information of the enemy's force was brought by one Johnson, known familiarly as "Hogback Johnson." When our forces reached their breastworks, Gen. Crittenden concluded to fall back to the south side of the river. The little steamer which had lately arrived was taken charge of by Capt. Spiller. Our infantry were safely transported across, under the fire of the enemy's batteries, posted on the heights above. We lost the greater portion of our cavalry horses, tents and munitions. Gen. Carroll now has command of the division. Two of General Zollicoffer's aids--Major Fogg and Maj. Sheilds--were badly wounded. Whether the enemy had
s of Monsarratt's battery being on this side of the river, were saved. Gen. Crittenden made but a short stand at Monticello, and then fell back to camp MoGinninia, and may fall still further back, in order to collect those of his force who are scattered. Accounts brought in by the new arrivals are very conflicting. Capt. Shiala of the engineers, gives the following statement of the battle: On last Saturday night, Gen. Crittenden and forces marched out to meet the enemy on Fishing Creek, 11 miles distant. They met the enemy lying in ambush, just at the dawning of day, when Gen. Zollicoffer, who was in front, gave the order for an attack Col. Staunton cried out, "for God sake don't fire — they are our friends." The Shoepfites hallowing for Jeff Davis. Simultancously the enemy fired, shooting Gen. Zollicoffer in the heart and killing him instantly. He spoke but twice — his last words were "Go on, go on, my brave boys! I am killed!" On parting with his trusty servant at
The Daring bravery of Zollicoffer. --The Bowling Green Courier and the Nashville (Tenn.) Gazette, publish tolerably full accounts of the late Fishing Creek battle, but neither furnish any additional facts, except in relation to the death of Gen. Zollicoffer. The Courier is informed that Gen. 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 with his staff to order them to desist, not discovering his error till he was in their midst.--He immediately drew his sword and dispatched the Yankee Colonel to whom he was about to give orders, when he was fired upon, and fell pierced with many balls. Major Henry M. Fogg, of his staff, was wounded in the thigh; and Lieut. E. B. Shields, another of his staff was killed by his side. Major Fogg was borne from the field. The Gazette says: General Zollicoffer advanced to within a short distance of an Ohio regiment,
Fort Henry Bombarded.Nobody hurt.a large force Threatening.later from Fishing Creek. Stragglers and their reports--Colonel Rutledge safe. Nashville, Jan. 25 --The Fort Henry correspondent of the Union and American says that Federal gun-boats came up near to that post on the 22d inst., and fired four shots from behind Point Island. One of the shot passed through the chimney of the steamer Linn Boyd, which was lying at the fort. One fell in front of her bow, and one 8-incpposite 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. Ge
ovement on the part of General Schoepff was begun. Four regiments of infantry, as enumerated below, and Captain Stewart's battery of flying artillery, left their camp at Somerset, taking three days rations, and began the march for a point on Fishing creek, five miles north of Zollicoffer's entrenchments, and consequently near the mouth of the stream. Two regiments were left in camp as a reserve, Colonel Vandervelde in command. The force under Gen. Schoepff in the march to Fishing creek consiFishing creek consisted of the following: Brigadier General Alvin Schoepff, commanding--Seventh Regiment Kentucky Volunteers; Twelfth Regiment Kentucky Volunteers. Brigadier General Carter, commanding--First Regiment Tennessee Volunteers; Second Regiment Tennessee Volunteers. At the same time that this forward movement was made by Gen. Schoepff, reinforcements were forwarded from Harrodsburg, and the reserve was strengthened by two regiments left at Somerset and a battery. This reserve then consisted of fou
s which would inevitably grow out of such a monstrous and flagrant violation of international law. The Fishing Creek or Mill spring defeat. The Knoxville (Tenn.) Whig, of Tuesday, says: We have conversed with a gentleman who left Gen. Crittenden's forces last Friday morning, who gives the following details of the battle and falling back of our forces. His statements may be relied on, as he had every opportunity of knowing the facts: The attack made upon the Federal at Fishing Creek was determined upon in a council of war, at which all the regimental commanders were present, and was approved by all. At one time during the fight, we had every reason to believe that the day was ours, and our subsequent defeat may be attributed to the mistaking a regiment of the enemy for the 15th Mississippi, and a consequent order from Gen. Zollicoffer to cease firing. Gen. Zollicoffer riding forward towards the enemy, was shot and fell mortally wounded, throwing the regiments
illow was expected at Fort Donelson with eight or ten thousand more troops by eight o'clock Saturday morning. Not many lives were lost on our side at the attack on Fort Henry. Our forces were driven out by the shell from the enemy's gun-boats. The Tennessee river bridge was burnt between 5 and 6 o'clock last evening. Our forces were retreating on Fort Donelson, pursued by the enemy. It is reported that Fort Henry was inundated by a rise of the river. Dr. Cliffe, captured at Fishing creek by the enemy, has been released. He arrived here this morning. Gen. Pillow has been assigned to the command of Fort Donelson. Fort Donelson, Feb. 7.--Gen. Tilghman, Maj. Gilmore, Capt. Miller, and about 80 officers and men, surrendered Fort Henry. They had remained to cover the retreat of our forces. The rest of the command, numbering about 3,000, were brought over by Col. Heyman in good order to this post. They arrived at 11 o'clock last night. Owing to the bad state of t
The Daily Dispatch: February 14, 1862., [Electronic resource], Address from a South Carolina (?) lady at Albany in Denunciation of the South. (search)
o him, as well as to Gen. Crittenden, demands that we should disabuse the public mind of any impression that might have been created by a perusal of the letter in question. With regard to the earlier career of Gen. Crittenden, which has recently been a theme of discussion it may be proper to add here, that soon after the Mexican war he was court- martialed, and by the court-martial dismissed. The President approved the sentence, as is usual in such cases, and sent to the Senate an appointment to fill the vacancy. The Senate went into an examination of the record, and finding that gross injustice had been done him, refused to recognize a vacancy; so he was retained in his position.--It has been stated that Gen. Crittenden was dismissed from the old service; but the above is the only occasion on which he was before a court-martial. It is understood that he now desires and claims the fullest investigation of the random charges made against him since the affair at Fishing Creek.
A sad Accident. --We regret to learn that a member of the 30th Virginia regiment lost his life on the cars, between Weldon and Goldsboro', on Wednesday last. A number of soldiers were in transitu on flats. About two miles beyond Enfield just as the engine and train were entering a bridge crossing Fishing creek, the engine gave a sudden jerk, which threw Mr. John Lunsford between two cars, severing his body in twain, and cutting off both hands. He was killed instantly. Mr. L. was a member of the Sparta Guards, Capt. Gouldin's company, Caroline county, Va.-- Fredericksburg Herald.
y and its hangers-on have stolen more negroes in Virginia. Tennessee, and Kentucky, during the past six months, than the Abolitionists have enticed or aided away in the last forty years, and to-day, so help me God, one-half the soldiers in the South never owned a slave or were ever related by the ties of consanguinity with any one that ever did. [Cheers.] They are the offscourings of the lowest order of society, the meanest set of cowards on the face of the earth. Look how they fled at Fishing Creek, and everywhere else when the Union army got after them. When they starred out they said "one Southerner could whip five blue-bellied Yankees," and here let me relate an incident that happened in Knoxville a few weeks since: A Union lady met on the sidewalk one day a Colonel of a regiment stationed at Knoxville, and she said to him "Colonel, how is it that I notice the Northerners have been getting the best of us at Forts Henry, Donelson, and Fishing Creek. I thought one Southerne
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