The news from Bragg
's army continues of a speculative and uncertain character.
From the Chattanooga Rebel
, of the 26th and 27th, we extract the following items:
The reports which reach us from the region of Bridgeport
Some assert the crossing of Rosecrans
, while others say that he is engaged rebuilding the main railroad bridge.
The probabilities are, however, that no movement has occurred in that quarter of consequence.
All quiet opposite.
When the armies of Rosecrans
are concentrated, and half a dozen of our Confederate armies, more or less are combined against them, the heaviest battle of the war may be anticipated somewhere between Bridgeport
Much greater confidence is now felt in our ability to meet the invasion.
It is reported that in Col. Dibrell
's late fight at Sparta
with the enemy the notorious cavalry General Minly
stopped over-night at the residence of Mr. Rankin
, in Sequatchie Valley
, on last Thursday night.
Parties from Lookout Peak report that some twenty or thirty heavy brass siege pieces have been planted by the enemy in the bend entitling the city.
They can be seen, it is said with a good marine glass.
The Yankee loss was upwards of fifty during the cannonade off Friday.
Persons out from Nashville
say that the Unionists there think of nothing, talk of nothing, and hope for nothing, but the possession of East Tennessee
A gentleman who came through the lines recently, from Nashville
, reports that Andrew Johnson
and Person Brownlow
have left that city, announcing their intention to accompany the federal army into East Tennessee
A duel took place a few mornings since near Graysville
stertor between a well-known Tennessee
field General and a surgeon of distinction in the army also from Tennessee
We have not learned the particulars and withhold the names of the combatants.
The enemy is still activity engaged on the opposite bank of the river.
The of the sappers and miners can be distinctly heard by our pickets in the stillness of the night.
They are as busy as beavers during the night and altogether invisible through the day.
The impression prevails that if a general engagement takes place at all, it will occur, in upper East Tennessee
, between this point and Knoxville
Members of the Signal Corps report the enemy's pickets on the Island
opposite Raccoon mountain
, about four miles below the city.
Five companies of Yankee cavalry were seen from the same point moving about on the river flats opposite the mountain yesterday.
The Knoxville Chronicle
We heard from Kingston
, yesterday, to the effect that there were no Federals within forty-five miles of that place.
Our information from various points along the mountain higher up, leads us to doubt whether there is any in the region this side or coming over.
We know that the great point of interest, the key of the whole position and the agency of concentrated armies, is to be farther down the river than this.
The hucksters in the Tennessee army, who are robbing soldiers by extortionate charges have been taken in hand by the Chattanooga
have started a newspaper in Franklin, Tenn.
, called the . Major T. C. Fitagibbon
is the editor.