Reported victory in Tennessee.
Intelligence was received in Lynchburg
, Monday, (says the Republican
of that city,) that our forces under General Johnston
were attacked by the enemy, near Murfreesboro
', early on Saturday morning, when a terrific battle ensued.
The enemy far outnumbered our troops, who gradually fell back before them a distance of about ten miles, contesting the ground inch by inch as they retired, with bloody effects upon the Abolitionists.
Our troops received reinforcements Saturday night, when they rallied, and on Sunday not only recovered the ground they had lost, but in their turn forced the enemy back a distance of four miles from the point at which the fight commenced.
It is stated that the victory, while perhaps not decisive, is a glorious one, and as one of the fruits of it, is was confidently anticipated that Nashville
would be captured.
Passengers from the West
, yesterday evening, report the enemy's loss at five thousand.
Our own is stated by them to be heavy.
This intelligence, while not official, is believed to be reliable.
That a battle has been fought, we have certain information, and it is hoped the reported result above is correct.