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A report has reached here, which we believe perfectly reliable, that an engagement took place between the Confederate and Abolition forces on Monday between Corinth and Furdy, in towards the four-base river. Our information is that a cavalry force of the enemy, accompanied by a battery of six guns, sailed out from the river, when they were met by some of our cavalry who charged upon them when the Federals took to their heels, leaving their battery and a hundred horses-that fell into our hands.--Jackson (W. Tenn.) Whig, 18th.
ch, taken in connection with the events of Sunday last, possesses considerable interest: Meantime the enemy is concentrating. The Union forces are in the lower tier of counties in Western Tennessee. Immediately below is Tishomingo county, in the northeast corner of Mississippi, and in it, just twenty-five miles from Savannah, is the important railroad point of Corinth, or Corinth as the natives insist on pronouncing it, at the junction of the railroad from Columbus through Humboldt, Jackson, and Purdy, with the great Memphis and Charleston road. This seems to be the cause of the Rebel operations. Their new line of defence has for its base the Charleston and Memphis road, the preservation of which is absolutely necessary to any pretence of resistance through Northern Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Along this railroad are and Florence, at the foot of the Muscle Shoals and the junction with the Nashville and Florence road where the Rebels have had forces since Donelso
lery, which by this time had become familiar and contemptible to us. Gen. Banks, who was yet here (Winchester) in person, upon hearing this report, concluded that Jackson could not be in front, possibly, or be decoyed away so far from the main body of the rebel army. In this opinion I, too, began to concur concluding that Jackson Jackson was too sagacious to be caught in such a trap. General Banks therefore left for Washington. His staff officers were to follow the same day by way of Centreville. Knowing the crafty enemy, however, I had to deal with I omitted no precaution. My whole force was concentrated and prepared to support Kim ball's brigade, which was in the rebels has struck this whole region of country with terror. Such a blow had never fallen on them before, and it is more crushing because wholly unexpected.--Jackson and his stone-wall brigade and all the other brigades accompanying him, will never meet this division again in battle. During the night they managed to carry off
The captured at Kernstown. The following is understood to be a correct list of our men captured in the engagement on the 23d, near Winchester: First Lieut G. G. Junkin, Aide-de-camp to Gen. Jackson; First Lieut S. C. Williams, Aide-de-camp to Gen Garnett. Second Regiment--Nath Lawser, Samuel Nolan, B. C Washington, John W Addison, Jas W Overton, Wm Herfoot, George W Henson, Park Wooddey, George Miracle, Wm Barton, J B Bonham, C. E Bell, John W Legg, J. W. Dugan, R S Burwell. Fourth Regiment--John T McKee, Elliott Willis, E R Davis, John S Lvle, Benj Allen, Peter S Harris, J A Lucas, Jos McMurran, S S Caddell, S S Walthal, Sergeant T C Craig, J T Sowinger, M T Saunders, A B Ramsey, J W Woods, H & Paxton, Adjutant J H Lang Horne, 1st Lieut T J Boyd, Sergeant J D Gracam, Capt H K Morrison, 2d Lieut William Wade, 2d Lieut E C Barkins. Fifth Regiment--J W Matthews, Co H. Twenty first Regiment--W H Patterson, Second Lieutenant John B Witcher, D W Hawkins.
tement from Sergeant Moore, of the 21st Regiment Tennessee Volunteers. On sunday afternoon, while Cols. Pickett and Jackson--whose commands were distinct — were taking a ride, it was a greed that Col. J. would picket on the road leading to Hickman, which. however, was neglected, whether by Col. Jackson or his officers is not known. Neither was that road scouted on sunday, or that night or the next morning. The consequence was that on Monday morning the enemy came in on the Richman road,g of the pickets. About ten minutes afterwards the enemy planted their guns in sight, and within one hundred yards of Col. Jackson's headquarters, supported on either side by their cavalry, consisting of two battalions. It seems that neither Col. Pickett or Col, Jackson were aware of the presence of the enemy until their rifled twelve pounders were fired. The cavalry could not form, being at ones thrown into confusion. Col. Pickett by this time sent three messengers to Lieut-Col. Tilman,
contended with at least five times their own numbers; yet, till the order was announced from the lips of our gallant General Jackson himself, did they dare to leave the field, or despair of victory. Whilst every regiment doubtless acted its part wees did not pursue us further that night, but are said to have spent the night in gathering up their dead and wounded. Gen. Jackson encamped but a few miles from the battle-ground, where he remained till a late hour the following morning. In the morthan 1,500 killed, wounded, and missing, while ours does not exceed 500. The enemy are still advancing up the Valley. Gen. Jackson has fallen back within two miles of Newmarket, where he seems to be making every preparation to give them another warmith the "Stonewall" Brigade about positions, feeling confident that each and all endeavored to do their duty, and that Gen. Jackson, in his report, will give all a fair share of the glory. J. Loss of the Rockbridge Artillery in the engagement.
intended the staves should be liberated, and that he wished it distinctly understood that every negro in Clarke county was as free as his master. This the negroes seem to perfectly understand, and were taking advantage of it, hundreds of them quitting their comfortable homes to snuff the breeze of an adulterated freedom in the North. Not content with leaving themselves, many of them were stealing horses and riding off under the protection of the Federal authorities. In reference to the battle at Kernstown, the gentleman alluded to thinks that the enemy's loss in killed alone must have been near one thousand. The result of the fight was not regarded as a victory by the enemy, the greatest confusion existing among them in Winchester the night after its occurrence, and preparations were made to evacuate the place in the event of Gen. Jackson's advance. Our informant states that Gen. Shields has recently been reinforced, and has now under him about twenty-five thousand men.
all able to bear arms. The four refugees state that they are natives of that section--one being an old farmer, named Gardy, and the others young men engaged in business near him. One of the young men has been actin as Confederate Postmaster at Kinsale. Southern sympathy in Baltimore. H. F. Jucken, one of the prisoners taken in the battle of Winchester, has been released at the intercession of his father, who is a chaplain in the United States Navy, and a nephew of the rebel Gen. Jackson. The Baltimore Sun illustrates the sympathy displayed in that city. It states that Messrs. Tilghman and Mackenzie, of the committee appointed to look after the prisoners, report that they have now in their hands, for safe keeping, $1,371 in Confederate money, which will be paid over to the prisoners on the final release from confinement. On Wednesday last the committee handed to the prisoners $00 in Baltimore funds; and on Saturday, previous to their leaving the prison, $500 in one dol
Federal were killed and wounded, and about 4,000 prisoners taken — among them Gen. Prenties. Our loss in killed and wounded is from 3,000 to 4,000. After a short fight on Monday morning at the Tennessee river, our army fell back in good order eight miles in the direction of Corinth, to a stronger position, and to wait reinforcements under Gen. Van-Dorn, who is reported to be at Memphis with 12,000 men. A private dispatch from a prominent officer engaged in the fight, says that Gen. Jackson, of Ga., and staff, are safe. Lieut. J. J. Jacobus, of the Washington Artillery, of Augusta, was killed in the battle. Remains of Gen. Johnston. The Atlanta Commonwealth says: We learn that the friends of this distinguished military leader are preparing to have his remains brought to this place for temporary interment, his sister and one of his nieces being sojourners here. His wife is in California, and thither, at some future day, his body may be carried for permane
From the Stonewall Brigade. We have before us a private letter from a member of the Stonewall Brigade, which, however, contains little news. The letter is dated the 8th, and states that General Jackson's force is rapidly increasing, but that the enemy still outnumber him almost four to one. The writer says:-- "I saw two young men to-day who left Winchester a few days ago. They bring many interesting reports as to affairs there. The basements of the churches have been taken for cavalry stables, as also the market-house. The ladies show the Yankees no countenance, and there is little or no Union feeling there. No Yankees now infest Jefferson, and farming operations are going on briskly with the material left to conduct it."
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