If correct, the news from Cumberland Gap
is scarcely less important than that from Manassas Late last night it was asserted that news had been received in official quarters to the effect that the Yankee General Morgan
had attempted to cut his way through our lines, and that he was repulsed with great slaughter, after which his entire command, amounting to some ten thousand men, with their arms and equipments, surrendered to our forces under General E. Kirby Smith
There is every reason to believe that this statement is correct, as it is well known that Morgan
's position was decidedly precarious; but in view of the many similar reports received from the same quarter it should be taken with much caution.