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S. I.. .iAN'.V.VWAV. W. J. SLATTKK.
AV" i ii c h e s .t o r :
. FEB. 1, 1803.
As wo anticipated, skirmishing has
fo i n m c need upon a portion of our lines.
We loiirn Hi at heavy cannonading was
heard :it Manchester Friday, which we
continently believe is tho opening of
the Ball in tho way of skirmishing,
which may extend in a measure along
our lines, unless tho enemy should
" shell out, " which is not very improb
able as their ammunition and other
trains stand a fair chance of being cut
off and destroyed, tor Ilosecrans is so
completely hemmed in by our "irregu
lar" cavalry (as an English officer
terras them) that ho cannot send out a
foraging party ovor three miles and
they havo to bo supported by an entire
Brigade of Infantry.
Truly our "Guerrilla's" do keep
very irregular hours, and compel tho
enemy's infantry to do tho same they
havo no cavalry wearing them out by
long marches until they will becomo
ho completely nonplused that we
should not bo surprised to learn that
old " Rosy " will enter another raco
for a " Flying Dutchman" change his
base of operations, and take tho short
route to Bowling Green by way of
Springlio.d. . '
Since writing the abovo, our report
of I ho skirmishing has been confirmed.
The enemy camo out twelve miles ou
the Shelbyvillo Pike from Murfrces
boro, with a foraging party in force,com
posed of a Brigade of infantry and
six peices of artillery, and made a vig
orous attack upon our cavalry, driving
them back a short distance, with their
shells, when our cavalry masked them
selves in the timber, near old Foster
villo on tho turnpike, and with the
assistance of Gen. Anderson's Brigade,
which happily arrived in time, repulsed
them with a loss on their part of 300
in killed and wounded, and a small loss
on our side. "
We may look for " heavy skirmish
ing " daily from this date, and with
Gen. Joe Johnston to direct, we may
also look for a general engagement
within a week or ten days and feel
confident of succoss.
j&igF Tho next ten or fifteen days
will dcrclopo exciting affairs, mark our
words. If we are somewhat behind
tho curtain and know of certain move
ments that tho public are ignorant of,
it is our duty to observe due silence,
when .wo are oonvincod that such a
course is for tho interest of our sacred
:auso. All other papers should do like
wise.' The anxiety to create a demand
for extra copies and be ahead of cotem
porarios, often leads to much mischief.
Wo do not intend to be seduced into
such an error. But our .Rebel Anaconda
article is coming true. Wo did not
write it for sensation. Certain move
ments are in progress that will tell a
tale soon, and we believe to our joy.
"All's well "is the answer we make
to-day to all who wonder what it ia we
refuse to reveal. '
Maj. CLARENCjf Prentice. We had
tho pleasure, on yesterday, of boing
introduced to this brave and gallant
young Kcntuckian. In the person of
Maj. P. wo found one of nature s gifted
specimens, a man possessing all those
rare combinations which constitute tho
intellectual and versatile a "chip of
tho old block," but difforing widely
from his progenitor upon" tho great
issue of the day. Tho Major is a ge
nial soal, pregnant with mirth and very
entertaining in his manners, his- con
versational powers rich, rare and racy.
We arc pleased to state that he is fast
recovering from his wound.
tST The Vicksburg Citizen says a
story has been current for some days
to tho effect that a lady, Baid to be Sen
ator Bright'a wife, of Indiana, had
crossed Gen. Bragg's lines in possession
of sealed dispatches for President Davis;
the contents of which, as announced,
solicit our Government to receive into
its Confederation tho Stales of Illinois
and Indiana, and in fac; all tho States
of tho West, and that the condition is
to bo the freo navigation of tho Missis
sippi. Wo have received for the'weck end
ing to-day, over sixty new subscribers
to the Bulletin. Lieut, L. B. Everman
of tho 6th Tenn. Volunteers will please
accept our thanks for the interest ho
has manifested in our success, llo has
a soul as noble as Ever -man possessed.-
Bgfc, The warmest thanks of the Ed
itors of the Bulletin U tendered to Ad
jutant R. J. Prather, for a mammoth
bale of Killickinnic Smoking Tobacco,
tho finest article we have puffed for a
series -of years. Such evidences of
friendship will ever bo remembered.
A visit to our sanctum on .the
part of Adjutant R. J. Prather, and
Lieutenants (J. A. Claiborne and L. S.
Rogers, yesterday, was refreshing.
Long may such estimable gentlemen
Ijgi. It is stated on good authority
that tho Abolitionists filled the ice
houses at Fredericksburg with their
dead, in order to conceal, as far as pos
sible, the evidence of their losses.
AST One thing is certain wo intend
to enlarge the Bulletin, and no paper
in tho Confederate States shall excol
us in size or typographical appearance
Wait a few days.
JS" No less than five largo vessels,
with valuable cargoes, much of them
consisting of army stores, havo arrived
in Confederate ports within tho past
Bgk. It is facotiously suggested that
the reason so many Yankees aro shot
in the hoad is tho desire on tbo part of
our boys to get clothes without any
holes in thorn.
Persons in Winchester expecting tel
egrams, by calling at the Bulletin office
any hour after three a. m., can get
flST Read the able address of Gcu.
Humphrey Marshr.ll to tho people of
Jventurky it breathes a truism' nn
'Iwiiablo find fervont.
Hereafter, says an exchango,
it will be a proud thing for a young
man to say "My ancestor gavo his
all to his country, in tho great war of
independence. Ho fed and clothed the
familios of the soldiers who were ab
sent in the field. . He contributed- to
the aid of his government when her
treasury was empty. He sustained
hor currency, when her all depended
on that! He was impoverished by the
war, and left us his virtues, and the
memory of his good deeds, for our leg
acy." In tho presence of such the
descendants of thoso who grew bloated
with wealth, in the midst of our
troubles, , will ' be abashed, and wish
that their possessions were less. They
will hear the bitter taunt that some
times reaches their ears, that the prop
erty they ' enjoy was wrung from the
suffering patriots of this glorious war.
EXPRESSLY FOR THE DAILY BULLETIN
GRAND NAVAL' FIGHT AT
. GRAND; CONFLATE VICTORY.
YA NKEE G UNB OA TS S UNK
Enemy's loss heavy, our loss not
a single man.
MOBILE, Jan. 30.
Tho Advertiser and Register has a
dispatch dated Jackson, 29th, which
says that parties from Memphis Btato
that .GCn. Uubbort, of Illinois, com.
manding that point, and Gen. Williard,
of Ohio, havo resigned in consequence
pf Lincoln's proclamation.
It is reported that Corinth has been
reinforced to tho number of eight thou-.
No forcos of tho enemy south of Cor
inth or Grand Junction,
Tho Yankees continue maneuvering
opposite and below Vicksburg. An
early 'eniiagemen, is. regarded doubtful.
.New Orleans papers contain nothmg
savo the reported capture of Vic isburg.
CHARLESTON, Jan. 31.
This morning the gunboats Palmetto
State, I apt. Rutledgc, and Chicora,
Cwpt Tucker, accompanied by three
small steamers, the Clinch, Etiwa and
Chester, all under command of Com
modoro Ingraham, made an attack on
the blockaders, and succeeded in sin
ing two and crippling a third.
The engagement commenced at 4
o'clock, the Palmetto State, with Com
modore Ingraham on board, opening
h'ro upon tho Federal gunboat Merci
dita, cai rying cieven guns and one hun
dred and fifty eight men, which was
soon sunk in five fathoms of water.
Her commander, Capt. Stiliwagon,
with a bout's crew, came on board and
surrendered. One nhot pierced her
boiler, going clear through. Capt. Still
wagon and crew were paroled by Com
Capt. Tucker, of the Chicora, reports
sinking another Federal gunboat, and
tho disabling of the steamship Quaker
City. The latter 'w as set on tire by
the Chicora, and hauled down her flag
to surrender, but afterwards made her
escape, using o:ily one wheel. Sho was
very badly damaged.
Tho number of blockaders outsido at
the time of tho engagement was thir
teen, with two first class Federal frig
ates the Susquehannah and Cannon
daga. Tho Federal loss is voiy severe.
It was a complete success on our part,
with not a man hurt. . The gunboats
were, not even struck, All tho block
aders have disappeared. Not one is to
be soon within five miles with the
strongest kind of glass. Our boats are
returning. Tho following is the official
On board Gunboat Palmetto State, )
January 31st, 1863. J
'I went out last night. The vessel
struck the Mercidita, when, she sent a
boat aboard and . surrendered The
officers and crew were paroled. Capt,
Tucker thinks he sunk one vessel and
set another on fire, wheu she struck
her flag. . Tbo blockading fleet ; bad
gone to the southward and eastward
out of sight.
SLned, D. N. Ingraham, 1
Flag Officer Commanding. .
Ninety-four prisonersjincluding three
negroes from John B. Smith, arrived
this evoning.' ? . ' i
MOBILE, Jan. 31. ,
Tho Advortiser and Register with a
dispatch dated Vicksburg Jan. 30 says,
scouting parties appeared this morning
on the rjver bank, opposite here, burned
four bouses, under cover of their bat
teries. .Opposite town,ne,w- jnoj ment
ajnojg thVfleet. f ' ;
i "i . pcmimvMJ. 3i.
- The N. Y.'Timesof he 28th, con.
tains an address from Hooker to the
array of tho Potomac. Ho says in.
equipment, intelligence and ralor, tho
enemy is our inferior, and Jet us never
hositato to give him battle wherever
wo can find him.
. J Hnnter has arrived I .aUPort Koyjt,
S. C. Indications were that an activt
campaign would at once commence,
and probably Suvannah would be
attacked before Charleston that being
considered the weakest point,
Saxonia reached New York with
advices from Europe to tho 14th.' Tho
address of the French Emperor at th
opening of corps legislative, is thought
to shadow forth French intervention
in affairs of the United States.
He said, "I havo mado an attempt to
send beyond tho Atlantic advices in
spired by a sincero sympathy, but tho
great maritime powers not haviug be
lieved it advisablo as yet to concert
with .me, I have been obliged to post
pone to a more suitable opportunity
tho offer of mediation, tho object of
which was to stop the, effusion of blood
and prevent tho exhaustion of tho coun
try, tho future of which cannot be
looked upon with iiHlifference.''Thc
X. Y. Times' correspondent says am
im;-iessiori is produced, in bettor claw
of the French, that the. Emperor's dis
course is unfavorable to the U. State.
The Oveto has got out of .Mobile ami
captured a Boston brig from Cuba on
the ITU1, (V T.'i tugns, loaded with u
rar. She .vas sunk by order of Chi -tain
'.Uaffitt. The Ovota hud reached ll;i
vam.a with sev.-ntoou 'hundred bale
THE PElfcSMN WHO BORROWED MY
l'iukiiiL,' J i-on .4iuii livn or 'u weeks- ago will
ci-rtainlv confer a t'uvw bv returning it innin
diutclv. t. M. KARMKU.
j-Yb. 1st fISt
THE U.NDKKSIGNKI) HAS JOTO
PKN KI) u store in Winchester and intend t
keep it siiH.'d with u.s ernf an nwrtihwt
of family groceries u the m rkets utlovi.
I have now on huml
. LKTTFR PAl'rX
TOH A CCO,
WAX TAPERS, AC, SC.,.
all of which will be mM nt & very nimltraier
advance! u,nu cost. All kind of country
produce wanted, for which the highe.t iri''
will he paid in cash or good.
Jim. H'.ith. dtf W. C. Ml'NbON.
STRAYED FliUM CAM1' AT BETH
page Cnurch near Alieonin, on tho iiL'nd inbt.
T1IH.'j HOKSEJ one a small white how
ubotit J 4 hnndi high one large .Iron Gray,
about lf hands hii;h. nnd the other a Inrgc (.'ly
Uank, with black feet, mno and tail, about
lti. handi hih. The thretj horses left enmp
together, and weT last heard from on the
Manchester and Winchester road.
The above rewaidwill be paid to any per
son delivering the abovo lunaala to mtf
Bothpage Church, or at Headquarters, Engine
Corps at Tullahoma.
JNO. M. "WITIIEKSPOON,
Jant 28 dl w. Capt. and .A. Q.
630 ACBES" OP tTjV)
I WISH TO SELL MY DESIRABW
Farm two miles from Winchester and on
quarter from Decherd. lieferences A.
Colyer, Winchester; Joseph Carter, Decherd ;.
A. J. Mason, Estill Springs. '
Jan. 28 lm. C. &, EM BUT.
HVE SUBSTITUTES WAxSS
THE SUBSCRIBER WILL PAY HIGH
prices for five ablo bodied men over forty-fl"
years of age. ' ' '
I ' ' . ; 'J. H.WILLY.
j Chattanooga, Jan. 28 dlOd. ' ; '
' " WANTED . ...
J30,000 worth of stock in the N'
villo and Chattanooga Railroad Company-
Apply to ..: " 1 i jusisru UAKiwi.
Jan. 17 dlm.
TO BE HAD AT DANIEL BRAZE'''
TON'S SUre in Winchester. 1
Nov. 25 tf.