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Capt. Eaton, the deserter from the Lincoln camps at Calhone, has been sworn into the Confederate service at Hopkinsville, and has gone to Georgia, his native State, for the purpose of organising a company for the war. At Memphis, Tenn., on the morning of the 10th inst., two prisoners who were being conveyed from that place to the Tennessee penitentiary, at Nashville, escaped from the custody of the sheriff who had them in charge. A negro boy in the employ of C. A. Phatt & Co., at Augusta, Ga., while oiling the machinery when the chart was in motion, became entangled and was whittled around several times, causing his death in a few minutes.
d to fortify, fire a few big guns and then cross back again — careful to keep the river between them and danger. The latest and most direct information from Crittenden's command shows the same spirit of dissatisfaction and insubordination that prevails above. Desertions are of daily occurrence, and hitter denunciations of the acts of the Lincoln Congress universal among the Kentucky troops. Several who have deserted have succeeded in making their way within General Clark's lines at Hopkinsville, Ky, The vandals at Paducah are reported as having resumed their depredations upon the Southern Rights men of Graves county--burning houses and plundering the people. To-day rumors and reports of a highly important and exciting character reached here from Green river. They are to the effect that the enemy are crossing over in large force at the month of Little Barren, and that they are also crossing in force at several points below. The Kentucky Cavalry, Col. B. Helm, are closely w
ng account of the proceedings of the Indiana State Convention, held at Indianapolis on the 8th instant. Hon. John G. Davis, in the absence of the Committee on Resolutions, was called upon to address the Convention, which he did in the following spirited manner: He said he felt honored by being thus invited by his fellow-citizens, but if he was unequal to the task of doing justice to the subject, perhaps the inability might arise because of his recent visit to Richmond, Va., by way of Hopkinsville, Kentucky (Laughter.) if he had known beforehand that he was about to take that trip, he would have been happy to have been bearers of dispatch from Democrats of the North to their friends in the South. [Cheers and laughter] If he had made that trip, he probably would have it in his power to state that his old personal friend. Jeff Davis, was in good health, and sent his kind regards to his many friends in Indiana, whose names, perhaps, he would not be prudent to mention, for he did not
From Kentucky [Special Correspondence of the Dispatch.] Bowling Green, Jan. 22, 1862. General Floyd has been assigned to the commend of a division of the army, and will leave his present headquarters in a few hours for an important point. His brigade, of which the Fifty-sixth Virginia is now a permanent part, is under marching orders this morning. Whether its destination is Hopkinsville, Russellville, Paris, or Green River, it is not my province to inform the enemy. It is sufficient to state that a movement of much interest is about taking place, and the public will be informed of its results in due time. The line between what is proper and what is improper for publication is so indistinct that a war correspondent ought to think several times before he writes a word. Many are the lies manufactured by sensation writers and telegraphic operatives. I had rather possess a character for truthfulness than obtain an evanescent reputation for figuring in highly colored stories.
ed. It is wholly based on a vast superiority of numbers. On this it depends for success. It seems that the Federals intend to continue menacing both Columbus and Bowling Green, and that with a force only to be resisted from our entrenchments; and that another force is to march on, if it can, to Nashville, via Scottsville and the Bowling Green and Nashville Railroad. This expedition to Nashville will be under the command of McCook.--Crittenden is to cross the Green river, and moving on Hopkinsville, threaten our line of retreat over the Memphis branch of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. They hope thus to force Hardee out of Bowling Green into the open field, or to a surrender. The plan, a sort of miniature of that of Gniesnau in Germany in 1813, is of the ablest; but it requires what Gniesnau had, a vast superiority in numbers. Some say the Federals have it, some say they have not. We can only trust in God that even this plan, the ablest, in every respect, laid down in
er. It is believed that their design is to surround and then to endeavor to take Forts Henry and Donelson. There is said to be a large force inside Fort Henry, and within the past few days large reinforcements have been sent in that direction. Fort Donelson is regarded as impregnable. If, however, the enemy should succeed at the forts, it is believed that they will make for Tennessee river bridge, and either hold or destroy it, as the circumstances may require. It was 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. Predi
ng was going on. Our gunboats immediately left for Henderson. The Union troops which went to Henderson on Wednesday to shoot two guerilla prisoners, in retaliation for the murder of a Union man in Henderson, occasioned this rebel raid. Certain distinguished citizens made great efforts to prevent the execution. Gen Ewing postponed it. The citizens of Henderson left the place in large numbers before the attack began. Persons who left later report the guerillas in the city, and the Union troops in line of battle awaiting the attack. The timely arrival of the gunboats would save the Union troops from disaster. The gunboats were shelling the woods at last accounts. There was much excitement at Louisville, and horses were being impressed for the emergency by the Yankee authorities. A rumor was also afloat that the Confederates had whipped the Federals at Hopkinsville, and had also turned up in Carrol county, and captured the home guard and two 6 pounder brass pieces there.
rebels, under General Lyon, captured the Government transport Thomas E. Tutt, at Cumberland City, on the Cumberland river, twenty miles above Fort Donelson. The Tutt was used for crossing the river. The rebels are on the march into Kentucky. Their force is estimated at four thousand men. The Tutt was loaded with Government forage, and was burned to the water's edge after the rebels had crossed the river. Another telegram says: When last heard from he was moving towards Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and threatening that place. If he attacks that point, the garrison, being small, will be compelled to fall back to a stronger position. Breckinridge's position seems to be in doubt. A loyal gentleman says he is at Sparta, Tennessee, with about ten thousand men. This gentleman speaks of what he knows, and the fact indicates that Breckinridge intends to reinforce Hood, and, if possible, reach the main rebel army; but the movement of a portion of our troops, under Stoneman and Burbr
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