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The Daily Dispatch: January 20, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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18. --We have had no telegraphic communication eastward since the 13th, in consequence of the line having been cut by the Yankee operator near Jonesboro'. A gentleman who left Knoxville on Tuesday gives some interesting news from that city. He says the small-pox is raging terribly among the Yankees and negroes, there being 600 cases in the city. In consequence of this and the scarcity of forage, the main body of the enemy had moved to Strawberry Plains and the prolific country on French Branch, having a garrison of about 600. A negro barber from Cincinnati was recruiting for negro regiments at Knoxville. Three members of the Texas cavalry, recently captured within their lines, were hung as spies on the 8th. Our troops moved forward on the 14th for the purpose of drawing the enemy from the French Broad road, and met them near Chocky river on Saturday. They made but a feeble resistance and retired in the direction of Dandridge, pursued by our troops who are still