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From Missouri. fight at Fredericktown — the loss on both sides — officers killed, &c. Memphis, Tenn., October 29. --A correspondent of the Appeal, of this city, in a letter dated at Greenville, Missouri, 22d instant, states that General Jeff. Thompson engaged the Federals at Fredericktown on the previous day (the 21st.) The enemy had a force of 5,000, and the Confederates were only 1,300 strong. After several hours of severe fighting General Thompson retreated with a los of 42 killed and wounded. The loss of the enemy is said to have been about 400. The Federals had five rifled cannon, and General Thompson only two common guns. Several officers on both sides were killed. [second Dispatch.] Memphis, Oct. 29. --Some details of the battle at Fredericktown, Missouri, have transpire from Federal sources. The Confederate force were under the command of Generals Thompson and Lowe, and numbered about 5,000--The Confederate loss was heavy, and the F
From Kentucky. Federal troops Concentrating in Kentucky--arrest of Geo. D. Prentice's Son while on a visit to his father, &c. Nashville, Oct. 29. --A gentleman who left Louisville on the 22d inst., and who arrived here on yesterday, states that troops from the North are rapidly reaching Louisville, and that Gen. McCook's forces between Louisville and Nolin number not less than 31,000 Three regiments from Pennsylvania, with eight pieces of artillery, and one regiment from Indiana, and another from Minnesota arrived at Louisville on the 21st and 22d inst. All regiments as they arrive are immediately sent to Gen. McCook's command, which is now at Elizabethtown. Two regiments from Michigan were hourly expected. The Cincinnati Commercial, of the 22d inst., says that at least one dozen additional Northern regiments will be sent to Kentucky before the close of the month. Courtney Prentice, the son of the editor of the Louisville Journal, who has been with t
From Charleston. the Federal fleet off Charleston — Conviction of a mail robber — capture of another prize, &c. Charleston, Oct. 29. --It was reported here on yesterday that a large Federal fleet was off this bar, but the report has not been confirmed. In the Confederate Court, Michael McNamara, charged with embezzling public money and robbing the mails, plead guilty, and was sentenced, on one indictment to three months imprisonment and a fine of one hundred dollars, on the second indictment he was sentenced to ten years imprisonment. The Couriers of this morning announces that an armed Confederate vessel has another prize in a safe harbor, and that the passengers arrived safely in Charleston on yesterday. Among them were Capt. Richard Bartlett, and lady, of the brig Betsy Ames, of Wells, Maine, Michael Teunesy, and six others. The Ames sailed from New York for Cardenas on the 6th of October, and was captured some days ago with an assorted carg
The Daily Dispatch: October 31, 1861., [Electronic resource], The blockading fleet off New Orleans — News direct from the enemy. (search)
Latest from Missouri. Memphis, Oct. 29.--The Appeal, of this city, has reliable advices which announce that Gen. Price was at Neosho on the 18th inst. His army was in good fighting condition, and Gen. McCulloch was in close proximity, and daily receiving large accessions. Their combined forces will outnumber any force that Fremont can bring against them. The opinion prevailed, that Gen. Fremont was making a desperate effort to retrieve his failing fortunes. Gen. Price's retrograde movement was strategical and his troops are now amply supplied with ammunition, and determined to stand. Jeff. Thompson is in Memphis. He left his command safe. It was reported, at St. Louis, that 300 rebels had congregated at Fulton, with the design of crossing the river, and burning the Orange bridge.
From Kentucky. Nashville, Oct. 29.--The latest Louisville papers report seventeen regiments of infantry, three companies of cavalry, and one artillery company from Indiana. There are now in Kentucky 18,178 troops from Indiana.
A Provisional Government established in Kentucky. Kentucky Oct. 31st. --The Southern Convention adjourned. Resolutions proclaiming resistance to Federal and State Governments. McKee, Breckinridge, Marshall, Duncan, Preston, Bruce, Ewing, Hodge, Thompson, and Johnson appointed to carry out the resolutions of the Provisional Government established, and to go into effect on the 18th of November. Col. Jim Jackson Scalped. The Louisville (Bowling Green) Courier, of the 29th Oct., has the following: We are informed that this traitor and renegade to his State and section, who was bought by Lincoln gold and a Lincoln appointment, made a narrow escape from death a few days since. As we heard the story, he had very rudely and coarsely treated one of his men while on drill, who, incensed at the treatment, levelled his gun at Jackson and pulled trigger. The Minnie ball grazed his forehead, tearing his hair out, and pretty well scalping him, but not seriously injur
Memphis Races Clay Stake. --The Memphis Avalanche, of the 29th Oct., says: The race set for yesterday was the Clay Stake for three year olds--$500 entrance, $200 forfeit — for which there were twenty-eight entries. Of these only two were on the ground — Guild & Blythe's Albion coit, Jack Malone, and Mr. Roundtree's Albion filly, Lady Chiffey. Both are cracking, and good sport was anticipated, but when it came to a start the filly was found to be dead lame and she paid forfeit. The colt "walked over," although he made the last mile in 1.55. By the unfortunate concatenation of circumstances, Messrs. Guild --Bly the pocketed the snug sum of $4,800, nett
he gale which has prevailed during the past few days. Absconding of Captain Dupont's Private Secretary. New York. Oct. 29. --The Tribune says its correspondent on board the Naval Expedition writes from Hampton Roads, that the private sec the sealed orders of the expedition. From Washington — pressure upon M'Clellan — more about Fremont. Washington, Oct. 29. --There is considerable pressure upon General McClellan, urging him to a battle near Bull Run as speedily as possi removal. Many believe that he will be declared Military Dictator. Col. Baker's body to be embalmed. Washington, Oct. 29. --The body of Col. Baker, who was killed in the battle near Leesburg, has been embalmed, and will be exhibited in agnation. The shoe trade in Massachusetts is buoyant for Government work, with an increase of wages for workmen. Baltimore, Oct. 29.--Rio Coffee 14a16½ cts. Stock market 22,000 bags. New York, Tuesday.--Cotton firm; Middling Uplands 2
roversy between the friends of Baker and Stone,&c. Below will be found news from the North which did not come to hand for publication yesterday morning: The great naval expedition — important General order. The New York Times, of October 29th, says. the following General Order was issued on Saturday, and read on board each ship comprising the fleet: Headq'rs, E. C., Steamer Atlantic, October, 25, 1861. Special Order, No. 10.--I. This command will sail for its destinatwe may soon fight, not only on the banks of the Potomac or on the shores of North Carolina, but even on the shores of and in South Carolina, lighted by the smoking and rebellious cities. From the upper Potomac--Gen. Lander. Washington, October 29. --Accounts from Barnestown state that arrivals from the Monocracy and the scene of the recent battle below show that all was quiet there yesterday. The enemy's pickets frequented the Virginia shore of the Potomac, and occasionally sent
al Commander, which was found on the field the day after the battle of Leesburg. The plans were carried out as laid down, though the anticipates of routing and pursuing the "enemy," were very materially disappointed. Col. Batter's orders, according to the Northern papers, were found in the lining of his cap, after his death. These facts go to prove that the movement was authorized, and the whole plan was doubtless the precursor of a general advance: Camp of Observation, Poolesville, Oct. 29, 10½ P. M. Special Orders: Col. Deveres will land opposite Harrison's Island, with four companies of his regiment, and proceed to surprise the camp of the enemy discovered by Capt. Filbrick in the direction of Leesburg. The landing and march will be affected with silence and rapidity. Col. Lee, 20th Massachusetts volunteers, was immediately after Col. Deveres's departure occupy Harrison's Island with four companies of his regiment, and will cause the four boats to be taken ac
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