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VIRGINIA ARGUS EX'fEA.
RICHMOND. S\TIJRD\Y Decembrr !•'. l*-3. Millkdokvili.e, (Je->. Dec. 3. Glorious Victory ! The massacre at Tensaw is avenged!— at*d hundreds of savages atone for the *nnr dee r f our citizens in Morgan county C.ip twin Mart an arrived here express yesterday evening from our army with despatches f >r Gen Piocknev, giving the official details of a. brilliant victory over the Indians. [OFFICIAL.] Head Quaktkrs, ^ Siri/i and Sevent/i IH tirict, 5 Milleockvillk, 7th l>ec. 1813. I have the honor of enclosing to you a opy of the official account whic i I It ive jst received from Brigadier General FI. yd. c an attack made by him on the no ti e In dans, and sincerely congratulate your Kx C'llencv on the good conduct and’ bravery i dsphtyed on this occasion by the officers and tloons of the state in which you preside. I have the honor to be very respectfully* your Excellency's most obedient servant, THOMAS PINCKNEY. His Excellency 1‘cter Early. Cam/iwcat of Chatah ouchir, December 4, 1S1J. Jlfuj. Gen. Pinckney hill,—I have the honor to communicate to your lixcel ency an account of an action fought the 29th ult. on the Talapoosie river, between part of thefrree under n.y cmn. inand, niul a large body of the Creek Indi* ans. Having received information that numbers of the hostile Indians were assembled at Au lossee, a town on the southern bank of the Talapoosie, about 18 miles tiom the Ilicko ry Ground, and 20 above the junction of that l iver with the Coosa, I proceeded to its at tack, v/ith nine hundred and fifty of the Georgia militia, accompanied by between three and four hundred friendly Indians,— Having encamped within nine or ten miles of the point of destination the preceediug e • vening, we resumed the march a few min utes before ore tn the morning of the 29th, anti at half after six were formed for action in Front of the town. Booth $ Battalion composed the right co lutnn, and marched from its centre—Wat son’s Battalion composed the left and march ed from its right—Adams’s Rifle Company and Meriwether’s, under Lieut Hendon, weiy; on the Flanks—Captain Thomas's Ar tillery marched in front of the right column in the road. It was my intention to have completely surrounded the enemy by a/i/iuyini' the right wing of my force on Canleebee Creek, at the mouth of which 1 was informed the ■town stood, and resting the left on the river hank below the town; hut to our surprize, as the day dawned, wt perceived a secoud town about fivediundred yards, helow that which wc had first viewed and were prepar ing to attack. The plan was immediately changed—three companies of Infantry on the left, were wheeled to the left into ccheilon. It advanced to the lower town, accompanied by Meriwether’s Rifle Company and two troops of Light Dragoons under the com* f ntand of Captains Irwin and S'.eee. The residue of the force approached the Upper.Town, and th- battle soon became genera). The Indians presented themselves at every point, and fought with the tlcsjier ate bravery cf real Fanatics—'T be well di rertc<l fire, however, ot tbe Artillery, ml tied to the charge of tbe Uavonet, soon for ced 'hi'in to take refuge in he rut houses, thickets and copse- iti rear of the town ; n a t.y it is bel'eved conccu'ecl themselves in caves, piwiously f»rn etl for the purpose of secure retreat, in the high IVufl of the river, wliict was hickly covered with reed and brush wood. The Indians of the fv endly party who accnipanied ns on the expedition, were divided into four companies, aiul pla c.etl under the command of leaders of their selection. TIuy were, by engagemeut en tered into the dav previous, to have erased the river above the town and been posted on the opposite shore during the action, for the purpose of firing on such of the enemy as might st.empt to escape or keep in check any reinforcements which might prr-bably he thrown in from the neighboring towns ; hut owmg to the diflScnlty of the lord and coolness of the weather, and the lateness of the hour this arrangement failed, and their leaders were directed to cross Canlec->cc creek and occupy that flank. t<» prevent e* c '[)cs from the Tallisee town. Some,time af [ter the act on commenced, our Red friends thronged in disorder in the rear of o ir line. The Cowetaws under M'Intosh and the Tookauhatchiaos under the Mad Dog's Son., fell In on our flanks, and fought with an in trepidity worthy of any troops. At 9 o’clock the enemy was completely driven from the plain, and the houses of both towns wrapped in fl imes. As wc were then 60 miles from any depot of provisions, and cur five days rations pretty much re duced, in the heart of an enemy’s country, which in a few moments could hare poured from its numerous towi » hosts of the fiercest Warrior*, as soon as the dead and wounded were properly disposed of, I ordered the place to be abandoned, and the troops to commence their march to Chatahoucliie. It is difficult to determine the strength of the enemy, but from the information ot some of the Chiefs, which it is said can be relied on, there were assembled at Antossee, War 'riors from eight towns for its defence, it be ing their beloved ground, on which they pro claimed nn white man could approach with- | iout inevitable destruction, it is difficult to; give a precise account of the loss of the en emy ; hut from the number which were ly ing scattered over the field, together with those des'royed in the towns, and th? many slain on the bank of the river, which respec table officers affirm they saw lying in heaps at the wa er’s edge, where they had been precipitated by their surviving friends, their loss in killed, independent of their wound* d, must have been at least 200 [among whom were the Antosvee and Tallassee Kings} and from the circumstance of their making no efforts to molest our returi , probably giea ter. The number of buildings burnt, some of a superior orde for the dwellings of sav ages, and filled with valuable articles, is supposed to be 400. Adjutant General N£wnan rendered im porlant services during the action, by his cool and deliberate courage. My Aid, Ma jor Crawford, discharged with promptitude the duties of a brave and meritorious offi cer. Maj. Pace who acted as field Aid also distinguised himself; both tin se gentlemen had their horses shot under them, and the latter lost his. Dr. Williamson, H<«pi*n) burgeon, and Dr. Cioptott were prompt and attentive in the discharge of their duty to* wards the wounded during the action. Mojor Freeman at the head of lrw»«V T.oop of Cavalry, and part of Stale's, made a furious and successful charge upon a h d t.f Indians, sabred several and Compu ted v <lc feated them—Capt. Thomas anti his Com* panj , Captain Adams and Lieut Hendon‘s Rifle Companies killed a gre:p many Indi ans, and deserve particular praise. Capt Barton's Company was in *he ho-test of the battle, and fought like soldiers. Capt. My rick. Captain Little, Captain King. Captain Broadnax, Captain Cleveland, Captain J;>“ seph T. Cunningham and Capt. Lee, with their Companies distinguished themselves. Brigade Major Shackelford was of great service in bringing the troops mto action ; and Adjutant Broadnax and Major Mon'go mery, who acted as assistant Adjutant, shew ed trreat activity and courage. Moj. Booth used liis best endeavors in bringing Ins Bat talion to action, and Major Watson’s Battalkm acted with considerable spirit.—Lr win’s, Patterson’s and Steele’s Troops. «f Cavalry, whenever an opportunity present cd, charged with success. Lieut. Strong had his horse shot and narrowly escaped, and Quarter Master Tennell displayed the greatest heroism, and miraculously escaped, though badly wounded, alter having his horse shot from un4er him. The Topogra phical Engineer was vigilant iu his endea tors to render service. The troops deserve the highest praise- for their fortitude in enduring hunger, cold and fatigue without a murmur, having inarched 120 miles in seven days. The friendly Indians lost several killed and wounded, the number not exactly known. Captain Barton, an active anti intelligent of ficer (the bearer of these despatches) can more particularly explain to your Excellen cy the conduct, movements and operations of the army. I have the honor to lie with high regat'd, your most obedient servant, JOHN FLO VD, B. G. st Hal of the killed ami wounded in the fu nction on the 29th A'ov. 1813, an J'urnhked by C. Williams n, Hn a pita l Surge ^tu CKNKBAL STAIF. Brigadier Gen. John F:oyd wounded se verely, Adjutant General Ntwnar. slightly. cavalry—Irwin'a Truoft. Whitmilt Williams, WHlnm Conyers IjC vin Greer, killed—Klisha N’*nd severely wouiilcd, John Mathews, slightly. Steel's Troop. (•ustavns Carter, Freeman I’entic* st, wound ed slightly, Win A. Tennirt*, Quarter .Master Serjeant, wounded dangerously. * Artillery—Tlwmua'a Company John Kdiugton, wounded dangerously ; Ro gers and Bivins, slightly. Ki r i.r.M E n— Miri-.jothejS* Company. Ensign I'otiard, wounded severely ; Corporal Roberts, dangerously. 1 n r a xT R Y— Barton'a Canpony. Corporal Perdue, Dnr.irl Murray,, \l‘Cartinr C Pool, killed a Jrwo Nany, Robert Castle berry, wounded severely; ffra. Eafrade, lieu. Cleveland, William R< wns, slightly. Broadnax'* Company. llcrdman, wounded slightly. Cleveland'a Company. Hampton Holcomb, Wiliam sparks, Robert ilines. Hoys Blair, wounded sever, ly. Cunningh.urCa Company. Serjeant Montgomery, Ttlrreitco, wounded severely, Attenis, slightly. i>i Kinney t Company. Parker, kilvd ; B. Miller, Cnnnot, woifii'l* • ed severe!) ; l-ewi.-. Edwards, slightly. Mprick's Company. Daritl King, hillid ; Captain Rlvvicfc, wtitin/ ed w vere v ; loin Baxter, dangerously ; John tlnekmy, ji lm S. Ilockham, slightly. J.ittle'a Cctnfxvy. Nathaniel lde>Holds, lulled; Captain Little Daniel Stall u, wounded dangerously ; Irwin l-awbon, severely ; John Par-in, slightly. A'any*a Company. Ensign Jonathan Hammonds, hil'ed: Captain King, Jam s Caldwell, Joint Pricket, ll.isha Semi, John llincs, woinidi «l scv« rely Lee's Comp, ny. Lieut. Wil'isat lleed, Serjeant Robert Smiley, C*rporal Thomas Dans, James Davis, William Uooth, Alexander M'lvce, wounded severely; John Doles, slightly. Ur owning'.* Company. John Hunt, Williams, wounded severely; John Ray, lloratio Nunnelly, S-rjcant Council Til lingltam, slightly ; Early Harris, Quarter Mas ter Serjeant, severely. (Signed) DA N’t. HEW’NAN, Adjutant General. TotaJ killed, 11? — — wouiuicd, 54y Extract-of a letter from Adjutant Gsn. to the Editors of the Journal, d tied, Chatauoochir, 3*1 Dec. 1S13. ** Gentlemen—The army has returned to thh (dace, after an absence of seven days, during vvhiel) it tnsrclicH one hundred and twenty miles, fought it battle with the Indians assemb’ed from five towns at tire Antoescc Village on the Tnllapoosie, and kil led about tttohnadml. The Tallessce or Tame King, am! the King of the Autossees were among the slain ; the towns were burnt and all tl «»rpro !»ei tv £ulii*h wasconsaJerablc] destroyed.—Being apprised of our approach, their women and children ] were conveyed l<> a pi.ice of safety before the bs'~ tie fairly commenced, and consequently none of them were taken. The Indians fought with despe ration, ami retired fighting from the field of action We ha I eleven killed am! 54 wounded, most of them slightly. Presuming h full and detailed account from tlcn. Floyd ([who acted with tlu: greatest bra veiyj will soon he piiMwItcd, 1 deem it unnecessa* ry to enter into a further detail.” In (lie l itc battle with the Indians General Floyil received a dangerous wound in the knee treat a musket hull, curly in the action, and continued on horse bnrk till tire h ittle was decided. He wav brought to Cliutnlionehie on a litter. Should the Sargcons he aide to prevent spasms it is hoped be may recover. ‘I he hall was not extracted when captain Ueilon Icli Camp. It is the opinion of cap tain It. that from two to three hundred Indians weic killed, and the friendly Indians j algid the number of hostile w.irtiors ut noli less than fifteen huiulri d. f[jr' Col. Milton it is expected has by this time man hid another detachment of Gen. Flood’s army against the hostile savages. (^/* Ccn. Adams* l)e m-hment of Volunteers hr* aaaetabied at MouticcUn, amounting to about 5t>)—» ammunition was lot u ardcit to them from this place ydterrfny—they whl march against the Oukfuksec towns in u day or two Extract of a fatter from the ColL dor of the Pori of tit. .i/ury’t to nix friend in thin place, dated. November £Oth, 1813. " Wc have inforiorli n on oath of Capt. Cyrus Stone ami another matt corroborated by the rvnrra tHin of a rerpeetahie lady, that the Spunish < fficer commanding at St Johns, tirclari-il in tlie roost po ailivc tern**, that he was iluily expecting li-di am» nod joO troops from llavntinaii, and then he 'inutI prmced hero and born this place- 'I In: It* •**» ai.d l‘11 trims have had n fight on St. Johns; one i’alri'it named Gutry wj-s killed ,• 3 !»••*••* killed, %l taken ami i wounded. The l'at> i*us wete in licit cjunr.tr the first i f this week. AVc ht.Se Urtcsikil the aflitluuis to the Governor.’*