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Daring Adventures in Missouri. --A correspondent of the Memphis Appeal, writing from New Madrid, 11th instant, records the doings of a few true patriots, and mentions Leedswell as deserving a place in the history of this war, which has yet to be written. He says: Three days ago a scouting party of five, all told, under a Lieutenant, while moving along the railroad line, between Charleston and Bird's Point, discovered the "Feds" in force. They had moved out that far in the cars, and were advancing South ward on their usual and nearly daily tour of stealing. Our men estimated them to number about 1,500, including 250 cavalry. Nothing daunted, this little band actually determined to ambuscade them a mile South of the road, at a favorable place, as they passed through a woods. Being all of them armed with shot guns, and shooting only buck shot, each fire sent nine shot into their thick ranks as they came marching past, hardly one failing to hit some one somewhere. The
reported at Hopkinsville, on Thursday, that the enemy were threatening that place, and a heavy force has been sent to meet them. There is also a large force now stationed at Tennessee river to protect the bridge. It is said that nearly the whole Federal army, in the vicinity of Cairo, have been sent toward Tennessee river. It is reliably stated that the Federal are under command of Gen. Smith. At Cairo, last Monday, there were only 1,000 Federal, 1,500 at Paducah, and 3,000 at Bird's Point. Predicted fall of Fort Henry and subsequent disaster. The correspondent of the Memphis Avalanche, writing from Paris, Tenn., 23d inst., says: A messenger from Fort Henry last night reported that an immense force, supposed to be 20,000 strong, were attempting to cross the Tennessee river at Callawaytown, about 12 miles from Fort Henry. This morning we have a confirmation of the same report from another source. A gentleman who left Murray yesterday afternoon, to bring reli
l of the bridge burners, have found seven persons guilty, and sentenced them to be shot. Gen. Halleck has approved the sentence. A gentleman from Palmyra reports that the Long bridge on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad was burned by the rebels on Saturday night. The bridge had just been completed. Reported defeat and capture of Jeff. Thompson. Chicago, Jan. 28. --A special dispatch to the Tribune, dated Cairo, says that rumors are rife that the expedition which left Bird's Point on Saturday, had a fight with Jeff. Thompson, and that he has been made prisoner. It was also reported that three Tennessee regiments had been intercepted on their march to Sykeston. Latest from Kentucky. Louisville, Jan. 28. --Gen. McCook has arrived from Mumfordsville. He left all quiet. What Jackson is doing. Frederick, Md., Jan. 28 --Later intelligence from Williamsport shows that the report of shelling by the Confederates, at Dam No. 5, on Sunday, was corr
r, St. Louis, and Pittsburg, and towed the two latter to within twenty-five miles of the fort, where she left them at three o'clock this morning. A Cairo special to the Democrat says that Capt. Horton, from Fort Neary yesterday send reports to Manassas with plans ..... ed to be on the Cumberland river, at ten miles below Fort Donelson. Beauregard John Bell are said to be at Donelson. At $100,000 worth of tobacco reached here from Tennessee river. A foraging party, which left Bird's Point yesterday, brought in several thousand bushels of corn, taken from Lieut. Col. Swank, of the rebel artillery. Special dispatches to the Republican, dated Fort Donelson, last night, say that up to that time our loss was about 20 killed, and 250 wounded. The right wing of our army rested within 60 yards of one of the rebel redoubts, the enemy having been driven one mile. Twenty rebels had been killed in skirmishes. Company "G," Berges Sharp-Shooters, Capt. Cutter, got within 75 yards
issippi is looking to him with hope that he will retrieve the misfortunes of Tilghman and Buckner. A dead lock. Things at the present moment seem to be in a sort of dead lock, neither party being able to make any very successful diversion or attack. Very singularly, both armies are out off from their supplies by river, but both have about equal facilities of communication by land. General Pope has no other method than to transport his stores, ammunition, and reinforcements from Bird's Point or Commerce over wretched over flowed swamps. General Bragg, similarly, has a hostile force intervening between his army and its reserve, and the transports and gunboats hemmed in by a blockade of which we can only pray that it may be equal to all that will be required of it. Bragg has, however, a way of escape left by marching his army over the neck of land to Meriwether's Landing, where some of his gunboats and transports are awaiting. It will be impossible for Gen. Pope to push h
The guerrillas Sweeping over Missouri. Mobile, August 9. --A special dispatch to the Tribune of this city, dated Grenada, to-day, says: "The St. Louis Republican, of the 4th says that rebel guerrillas have taken complete possession of Missouri, and are daily growing into a vast army. Nearly thirty thousand of them have crossed the Missouri river, under Porter and Joe Thompson, cleaning out the Home Guards and militia as they progress. They are raising numberless recruits for the Confederate army. Six hundred have turned up at Bird's Point, threatening Cairo, where there is but a small garrison. Gov. Gamble finds it impossible, under the circumstances to get the militia to respond to his call, and has issued another important appeal to them to rally, and complaining of their apathy in the Federal cause."
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