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The fight at Monticello. The Yankee papers have long accounts of the fight at Monticello, Ky., and the defeat of the rebels. From Confederate official dispatches received at Knoxville we gather the following facts about the engagement: On the 9th inst the enemy advanced against Monticello with two regiments of cavalry, one of mounted infantry, and four pieces of artillery. Gen. Pegram retired with a portion of his command six miles south of the town, checking the enemy from point to point. After waiting two hours for the attack General Pegram turned upon the enemy and pursued him until dark. His most obstinate stand was in a dense forest, two miles south of Cumberland river, through which, although the enemy had the advantage in position and numbers, Gen. Pegram slowly and steadily drove him. The distinguished gallantry of officers and men is highly commended. Our loss was five killed and thirty wounded. The enemy's loss was nine killed, ten mortally wounded, and
he bottom for his artillery, &c., to Old Town, a point eighteen miles below Helena. A dispatch from Jackson to the Atlanta Appeal gives some extracts from late Northern papers: Burnside's corps moved on the 6th; whither is not known, but it is supposed for Vicksburg. Charles Wickliffe is the probable candidate for Governor of Kentucky against Bramlett. The Union Democrats will have a full ticket, and they feel confident of carrying the State. Pegram is reported at Monticello, Ky., [Wayne county, south of Cumberland river,] with 8,000 men. The Southern counties are in possession of the rebels. Two attempts were made on the night of the 6th to burn the Illinois State House. The New York Times says the Peace party is growing dominant in New Jersey, Ohio, and Connecticut. Unless the Administration discards its radical policy, and secures a speedy and decisive success in the field, the demand for peace will be presented in such a form as to compel obedienc
Compliment to a Young officer. --In the fight at Monticello, Ky., the gallant Col. Ashby was wounded painfully, and had to leave the field. He at once requested that Lt. Tucker Randolph should be put in command of his regiment. Capt. Khun was by commission and seniority entitled to the position, and military usage did not admit of his substitution; but Lt. R. was sent to his assistance, and led some brilliant charges that were afterwards made. Lt. R. is a native of this place, and has barely reached his majority; but has earned honorable distinction among those with whom he has served. He is now attached to the staff of Gen. Pegram.
An ancient iron Clad. --We examined a few days ago, in the office of Attorney-General Galbraith, a very interesting historical relic, being a portion of the armor of one of the Spanish Knights who first invaded and explored the wilds of this Western continent. The armor was found in the neighborhood of Monticello, in Jefferson country, in this State. The portions preserved are the helmet, the vizor and gorget, and coverings for the arms. We understand that the rest of the armor was found, but has been inadvertently lost or destroyed. This armor is of the most solid and substantial character, that for the head alone weighing fifteen or twenty pounds, and being impenetrable to musket or rifle balls. It is probable that the armor belonged to one of the expeditions of Pamphillo de Narvaez, which was lost in the country, or to one of the army of De Soto, and is about three hundred and fifty years old — perhaps much older. There is a romantic interest attached to these relies of
The conspiracy in Kentucky. --The last Northern papers brought a vague notice of a conspiracy on foot in Kentucky to throw the State into the arms of the Confederate. The Louisville Journal says: It is said that the headquarters of the conspirators is at Monticello, in Wayne county, that they have been corresponding with Longstreet, they are believed to have established a central committee in every county to organize for co-operation with the rebel forces whenever we shall be invaded; and that the conspiracy was discovered through the seizure of mail letters addressed to its leaders by Kentucky members of the rebel Congress. All this may be true, or a part of it may be not. We doubt not that there is some foundation for the statement or rumor. All know how intensely and passionately anxious the many rebels in Kentucky are for the triumph of the rebellion within her limits. All know that their whole thoughts, feelings, hopes, earnings, aspirations, are for her annexatio
r farms and took the way of Manchester. The idea of an invasion of the State by the rebels is now a fixed opinion, and not an hour elapses without some rumors of their advance being circulated among the inhabitants. A gentleman living in Monticello assures us that most of the Kentucky delegation representing the State in the rebel Congress at Richmond have returned and are inciting the people to revolt. He said that before he left Monticello he was told by a secessionist that if he wouldMonticello he was told by a secessionist that if he would come to a certain place which he pointed out to him, he would there see G. W. Triplet, of Louisville, who had just come from Richmond, in company of E. M. Bruce, G. W. Ewing, T. L. Burnett, and other rebel Kentuckian. He was also told that these gentlemen had come for the purpose of preparing the people for the approaching arrival of Breckinridge and Buckner. The Louisville Journal of the 18th, in speaking of the expected rebel raid into Kentucky, says that not a few Kentucky rebels in th
Receiver's sale of Monticello and Buck Island Estates, and other Valuable property. --In pursuance of a decree of the District Court of the Confederate States of America for the Eastern District of Virginia pronounced on the 27th day of September, 1864, in the case of the Confederate States against George Carr and Joel N. Whnfederate Treasury notes of the new issue, the following real and personal estate, late the property of Captain U. P. Levy, deceased, an alien enemy: 1. Monticello, a tract of two hundred and eighteen acres of land, in the county of Albemarle, in the State of Virginia, about two miles from the town of Charlottesville, withferson, who owned it and resided there at the time of his death. 2. Buck Island, a tract of nine hundred and sixty-one acres, about three miles distant from Monticello, and about the same distance from the Rivanna canal. This was once the property of James Monroe, and was by him conveyed to the Bank of the United States, by w
aves rose and fell throughout its whole extent Passengers on the Georgia railroad last night reported that about one hundred Federal cavalry made their appearance at Social Circle on Thursday and burned the railroad platform. It is not believed that they have come down any farther than the Circle. Their infantry encamped at or near Old Sheffield's on Wednesday night, and from their movements it is thought they are en route for Eatonton. It is also reported that they have burned Monticello and Hillsboro', which, if true, indicates clearly that they design tapping the Central railroad at Gordon, or some other point. The passenger train on the Georgia road yesterday only came from Union Point. The Augusta Constitutionalist, taking the Georgia view of the situation and Sherman's position, says: His position in Atlanta becoming perilous; his ability to hold it long by force extremely doubtful; he resolves, in a moment of desperation, upon one of the boldest and m
In their route they destroyed, as far as possible, all mills, cribs and gin houses, cotton screws, and gins, cotton, implements, etc., and carried off all stock, provisions and negroes. "When their horses gave out they shot them. At Eatonton they killed over one hundred. "At Milledgeville they only destroyed the arsenal, depot and penitentiary.--They did not burn the factory near that place. "Along their route the road was strewn with dead negro women and children. "At Monticello, the Federals hung a man by the name of Smith, but life was not extinct when he was cut down. "The farmers having devoted a large share of their attention this fall to syrup making there is a large quantity of corn yet ungathered in the field, which was left by the Federals. But there is not a horse or ox in the country, hence the saving of the corn will be a difficult matter. The enemy were under strict discipline when privates were found on private property they were severed
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