Incidents of Mill Spring
.--A gentleman direct from the vicinity of Somerset
, informs us that there were eleven of the Tenth Indiana killed, ten of the Second Minnesota, eight of the Fourth Kentucky, eight of the Ninth Ohio, and one or two of the Wolford cavalry.
The Michigan Engineer and Mechanics
' regiment dug trenches and buried the dead, the funeral service having been appropriately performed on the occasion.
Wounded prisoners state that there was no general enthusiasm, but that the growing discontent induced Gen. Zollicoffer
to make a speech to his troops the day before he led them to battle, in which he declared with emphasis, that “he would take them to Indiana
, or go to h--1 himself!”
After Col. Fry
's horse was shot and disabled, he mounted the splendid gray charger which Zollicoffer
As the Federal
army advances, the Union
people creep out of their holes and hiding-places, and evince the most frantic delight; they are eager to receive arms and to be marched against those who have so long terrorized their homes.
As plenty of muskets were found in the deserted camp of the rebels, we presume their wishes will be gratified.
One man, residing on the Cumberland
, had been robbed of six hundred bushels of corn, and he is willing to give the marauders a receipt in full for it, if he can only get a few cracks at them.
, of the Second Minnesota, informs us that a large number of the dead
rebels were shot through the head, which shows the precision of the aim of our marksmen.
's Ohio battery of four rifled and two smooth-bore six-pounders, threw elongated shells charged with shrapnel, which did terrible execution, filling the forest with rebel dead like cordwood.
A confederate flag, which was taken from Zollicoffer
's intrenchments, was constructed of silk, and bore the following: “Presented to the Mountain
Rangers, Captain Ashford
, by Mrs. W. V. Chardovagne
The banner was exhibited at the Galt House
, and was subsequently taken to headquarters.
Louisville Journal, Jan. 24.