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VOLUME I. POINT PLEASANT, VA? THURSDAY OfiNING. JANUARY 15, IS?3. NUMBER 43-4. ?l)cUJccl(lnRcnistcr. rt'liUSilKD KVKRY Till*HSDAY BY (?KOIKill W. T1PPETT, Main Street, point pleasant, va. TERMS. -One dollar aud fifty centu per an num strictly in ad?ancu. ADVERTISING. One square of 10 linos, one or three Insertions $1.50. R?ch subsequent Insertion. 25 cents, j Professional canfc of 7 lines or less I year <5! ^uurter Coluni wnontlm $10 one year $15 . Half Column, i months $15, 1 year $20 j One Column, 6 month* $25 1 year $55! A liberal discount nia^e to those who adver- ] tiseby the year. Advertisements must have the number cf ?n- ; Bert ions marked on the copy, or thpy will be j kept in 'till forbid.' and char jed accordingly. | All casual or transient advertisement* must j be paid for in advance, to Insure their insertion Itr Affidavit will not be made to orders uf ] Publication or other legal advertisements un less they are paid for. PROFESSION\L A: BUSINESS CARDS E. M. Fitz Gerald, Attorney and Counsellor ut Law. Office opposite Court-llouse. PT. PLEASANT, Va. WM. H T0MLINS0N, Attorney at Law, POINT. PLEASANT, VA., WILL practice in Mason and Putnam and acfjacf nt counties. Prompt attention giv to the collection of claims. Feb. 27,1862-ly. \ AND. IMRK?, JAS. W. U00B, ?. J. IUI?lOXD. rAHKS, II00E & REDMOND. Attorneys anil Connsellors at Law. VIT1LL practice in the Courts of law ami VV Chancery in Mason Prompt attention civ en to the collection of claims, and o'her busj Meat entrusted to their care. Address, Andrew Pares, Kanawha 0. If.. Va. James W. Ho'.?o, Win field, Putnam county, .?it. 1?. J. Redmond, Point Pleasant, Va. if ay 21) lv. T!l<>\! \rTli. Ki/rar attoknkv at ij \v#. 1*0!N I' PLEASANT, VA. Will pnciice in 'lie counties of Mason, Put nam. Cabell fnd Wayne. An;?. 21 uoOltf. C. P. T MOO HE, attorney at law. Oflv.e on M tin street, [Pt. Pleasant, Va. j?ljfSMn2)yl. ^ DR.^AMES H. H00FF~~ tl^KNDKUS l|is professional services to the j I ? citizens of Point Pleasant; and vicinity. He k< eps constantly on hand a lanje supply j of drills,oil, paints,liystuflTs, varhish. Essences j ytracis, perfumery and snaps of all kind* and ! patent medicines and a very superior article of ntfsaparill.i. Wo also has a larjfe stationery, tobacco. ci^ar?? | a<w1 an excellent itf ielw ?-<f p'ire cidi r vinegar. Feb. 27, IMS IV \)]\ s" (t. SHAW, PltYMi'I A N A v I) S V K <1 K 0 X , rptiXOKKS L? * prof**s-iniial services to the I public. Calls Ironi tlieciiuulry promptly ntf.Mi I l o. Ofllc-'i.n Front Street, adjoining the "Virginia Hon-e." Feb. 27, lP<*?-ly. | .Mtfivluur.N i u? 'leehanics Dank o( * Mheeliig. | POINT PLEASANT BRANCH, (WPri'AL istSG.OOO. 0. C. MILLKU. President, J. I). THOMPSON*, Caahier. | 1)1 K.'TOIJS. J. n McCulloch, j S.fJ.Shnw, A. Mc.C.iusland, j .lame; C?t|tehart, C. 0. Miller, I .1 of in McUulbiJi, P. S. Lew it*. Discmiut ?' \y Tuesday. February 37 1863-1/ DR. 0. R. STERN EM AN, SI'IIOKON DKNT'RT, CiRco on Se? nii,i Si reel'above Public square, ? CA LUPOUS, OHIO. re all oper i \ crtainin? to islry ar? pi wovnied in the best i ! of1 the profession. Terms ! Oasli, Feb. r?. 1 - l v. UNION HOUSE/" Main Street POINT PLKASANT, VA., IIITTC.II. McDANIEL, : : Proprietor. rPHISHot-l is in the business portion of the ' town, convenient to the steamboat landing tJlcprop'/fvlor pieces !f '? spar- i-? pains to qriv<* entire satisfaction lo all who may i) ? pleased to call upon him, tnaroh 20-1 y. VIRCIXIA HOUSE. Fiiinl Slrrct. Point Pleasant, Vn., J. I* R. II. SKITfl, ? - Proprietor.; 'I 'ilii'n |?lr:isiirc infurinlnff lii? friend* nml i >.?? ' aveliiuir public that this popular hotel has j je,i n?rne?*"i^t tin?loceplion of viaUors, !if I 1--ly. S. WWW Aim A SON, MANTKAiUlai:ns AXn PKAl.KUs IN FtTRNITURE, CHAIRS, HKDSTKaDS, | lf|itio1strY? (>ilt Mouldings Ac. Ware rooms Fronting Public Square, 0ALLIP0LT8, blHO TrM"tnlic and WimsI Coffins constantly on ? md A Hearse always i'u readiness for fune ??}'$ ' (inaylSly, E. TIMER, /^NWOITI.n respectfully announce to X# AjVlbe public thai fiAfiaaJnst opened a saloon in this place and is now pre pared to accom modate the public with all *ea aonablc refreshment", such as Spiced. Coved and Pickled Ov?ters. Ham and Rgjp?. Sardines At., on call. The Ih?s!. arlicles of Oranges, lemons Uaisins, Fi'kn, Nut", Candies, Tobacco ahd Cipaw, constantly on hand. Ale, Lager Reer, liemonade, Ac,, alxtayi en haatl ire c-cnm cccanionnlly, Jily 17 ulOtf. l'OKTICAl.. LIFE'S (JCESTIONO, Drifting nway Like mutt; on lli* ftrean. Today's disappointment Yesterday's drum! Ever revolving? Never to mend? Eutli is our progress; Where Ufthe end T Whirling away Like leaf in the wind; 1'oititi of attachment Left d lily behind ; Fixed to 110 principle, Fast to no friend? Such our fidelity ; . Where is the end t Floating i way Like cloud* on the hill, Pendulous, tremulous, Migrating still; Whera to repose ourselves J Whither to tend t Such our consistency; Where is the end 1 Crystal the pavement. Seen through tho streim ; Firm the reality Under the dream. We may not feel it. Still wo may mend? Hon* we have conquered i\"ot known till tho end. Bright leaves may scatter, Sport of the wind ; Itut stands to the winter The great tree liehiiid. Frost shall not wither it, Storms cannot bend; Hoots firmly clasping The Hock at the end, Calm is the firmament Over the cloud; Clear shine the stars through 'I'lla rifts of the shroud. Theieour repose shall he; Thither no tend? Spite of our waverings, Approved at ihesi.d. Ok AN OlMIBDlKr. A THRILLING NARRATIVE. Oipture of a parly if Un'on fhlicri? their imprisonment, eseape and recap turr?execution of men of the party? final ef ope of tlie other*? tunc Union priwntn ure treated in rebel jaih and (/?my'ts. To rut: Editor of Scioto Gazette: 1 n complianhe with n r qucst made liy numerous friendu, I trill givo a his lory of the adventurous lour of Andrews' party in R'beldom. The publ'c will perhaps, be interested in hearing some thing Iroro the so called party of spies, who left Gen. 0. M. Mitchell's Division Inst Spring. Those who think we went on a spying expedition aro badly fooled. We went lor the express purpose of de stroying the bridges on tho Grorigia railroad, between Chatanonga, Tenn., and M.uieitn, Ga. The party wasorder ed by llun. 0. M Mitchell. The ques tion now arose, who should go? In or der to decide the matter, the officers mode known to the boys that a secret expedition was being organized, which would lie attended with considerable danger, and that twenty four men were I required eight from each ol the 2d, list and ;i:!l Ohio Regiments. A call was made for voluntecrs--moro than needed offered lo go?those reporting first to their Colonels were accepted. At 5 o'clock, 1'. M., April tho 7th, 1862, we wore reported to J. J. Andrews of Flemming county, Ky., as our leader. About 8 o'clock of the same evening, left Shelby villa, Tennessee, (near whero we were encamped,) proceeded on rail road a few milos, halted and divided in squads of four and six men, as per order of our leader, who supplied each squad with a sufficient amount of money to pay our fare to plaoe of destination; and after being dressed in citizen's clothing, were ordered to prooeed via Warlraee, Hills boro, Pelliam and Jasper, to Chattanoo ga, Our Icoder instructed us, if ques tioned by labels, to say wo were from Kentucky, going south to join the rebol army. Wc got through safe, but two, who failod to mnko their story good, and were nicked up by the rebel scouts, and in order to avoid suspicion, joined the rebel army. Both have tsin-o cscaped. On Friday, April 1 lth, wo were at Chatt&Qonga in time for tho 5 o'clock P. M. train. Started for Marietta, Ga., arriving there at 11 o'clock that night. Lodged at ?house, giving orders to bo uwakened for tho 9 o'clock train in the morning- Found our trader on hand according to agreement, Accordingly next morning wo took passage for Rig Shanty, 8 miles north of Marietta. On arriving thero, the train hands and a number of passengers took breakfast; du ring this time, wo with feigned indiffer ence, got off iho train on tho opposite side and proceeded to the front of the train. Finding all right, our leader or dered his engineer and firemen to tike their respective stations, uncoupled the locomotive, tender and three cara from main train and got all tho boys safely aboard, put on steam and left on "double | quick," loving train hands, passenger* ; and soldiers, (a rebel camp near that [ fieue,) according to limit ?"u classio I language, "dumbfounded and nmazed,"? We"were informed by the rebels, after our arrest, that if we had taken another car we would have got ten $400,000 of Confederate acrip, which was on tha way 10 Corinth to pay the rebel soldicra. If tha; had bean "green bsoks" we might bare lamented over our misfortune. After running several miles wo stop i p?d and blockaded the road with cross ties and cut the telrgranh wire?then proceeded to a station, when we met a train, pajsrd unmoleited, and wo pre sume unsuspicioned. Keforo we luet tl we luppoaeu it would be tho only cne we would meet, but lo! when we passed we beheld it flagged for a coming train. Falsing on to the next Btation, switched off, 1 think it was here that our con ductor got the switch koys. on pretonce of going to Corinth with powder fot Beouicganl. Whon tho train arrived? the conductor informed our conduotor that there was another train not far be hind, and if he moved on had bettor flag for it and send a man aheod, to which our oonduetor replied very authoritative ly, "I will attend to (hat air." After this short answer the rebel conductor moved off, and wo passed on with light ning speed to the next station, where we met the third train, and learned that there was slill another train ahead, which would meet ns at the next station We moved thonce and botween the two last stations wo lore up another rail and eut the telegraph wire?endeavored to do more of this kind of work, but did not succeed, being too closely pursued by a rebel train. At this stoiion we passed the fourth train, after which we proceeded at the speed of 48 miles in 40 minutes. I presume tho rebels consid ered this "skedaddling" for certain.? When we met tho last train we ha-lpasi ed the bridges we purposed to burn and beinj too closely pursue.l, wa knew we could not accomplish what we were es-! pecially ordered to do. We therefore, mede a most desperate effort for our es cape. The chances growing rather un j promising, wo detached two cars, throw off ties to obstruct the road, which we hail collected for that purpose. After i running in all about ninety mtlos, 20 miles from Cbattanoega, getting out of wood and water, wo abandoned the train. The reader may already have antici pated the csuse of the failure of our en terprise. The firtl train we met was j the regular down train from Chattanoo ga, the other /A/v? were exta trains, which weft run nine off rolling stock government stores, <ke., from Chattsnoo- j pa. Gen. Mitchell having moved to j Huntsvillo, Ala., and sending a detach- j ment of his division to Bridgeport, alar med the rebels and caused tho removal of their ft>cks, stores, &c. Hal we been sent one day sooner, or Gen. Mitch ell doferrcd his mnrrh from Shelbyville one day later, I firmly beliete we would have been successful in our important mission. After we abandoned the train, ourleader.idvisod us to scatter.^ Though ] he was a brave man, the majority of our ; company differed with him, and would j have preferred remaining together to I fight our way through. Wo were all ar- j med with revolvers. Wo look to the woods and scattered in squads of from two to five in number. It happened on j s day of general mustering, many being ] collected at the different towns on the j railroad; anl they ware soan apprised of j our escape, and started out immediately i in pursuit of us. Our attempt to e<eap? j appeared almoit hopele-s, being wit hi u the enemys' lines and about ISO miles from ours. Wo were all caught in a few days, some on the first day, some on the second others somo days alter. As fast as wa wcr?! caught, we were put in the most convenient jails. Mysolf and four oth ers, after leaving the train, traveled oil night and the next dny, then concealed ourselves?about noon were surprised by four men, who were armed; not see ing ony more, we thought they might be hunters. As they approached we step ped out from our hiding place, resolved in case of emergency to defend ourselves. Wo inquired or them if tlicy had seen any strange negroes in their travels, feigning lo be burning fugitive slaves,? j They replied they had uot?one of them ' walked down the hill a short distance, : off and by makiog a few calls, had us j ?unrounded by some fifty men, they j dashing at us ai if intent on killing us > right off. They ordeted us to surrender and considering piudence the better part of valor, we tiolded, They took us to Hingold Bnd lodgod us in jail to await the night train to Marietta, where wo were conveyed that night and commit ted to the tender mircies of ? dungeon, to dark that ?e could scarcely descern between day and night. Being very ti red we enjoyed the night in restoring ; exhausted nature. In this Southern j house of entertainment they kept us; sereiat days and nights, bunging two more of our parly to enjoy our society in this abominable plaoo, alter which ihoy huiid-cuffed us, (I guess we ??war" safe) when tboy removed us to Chattanooga, Tenn. In addition to hand culling us, they bound ua together in pair* with traoe-ehains around our necks When we arrived at that place we found they had our bravo leader and e goodly num ber of our party confined In an inaiscrib Ible, miscrablo dungeon, and of courae permitted in to enjoy their society, la afew deyq remnindsr or our comna-l ny *ore lodctd io tho came p]a< e. Now I in vile to theio facia the atten tion ol ?u u profesi not '.o believe the reports ol (he cruel treatment our nriio- j nera recel e from rebel.. If any ,Lild , doubt my statement I ruler them to those of o r party who ware ao fortunate Mtomafe thai r escape, wi*: John Wol 1S' ^ J ""*? ^0'1D Potior, 'J I at Ohio Reg Capt. David Kry. of the 2d f,1?']i R*?- ?nd M. 0. Hawkins, 331 Ohio flag, of Portsmouth Ohio.? In this dt igeon. 13 feet a.juare and al. moat indii iribably filthy, iiif.xtc.l with lico innun irablo, they kepi our party, 28 i jo numbe for about two weekx. when, i to our ?gn >t joy, Gen. Mitchell tlirred them up, think at Lookout Alountain, and they, baring we would bo recaptur cd, Mo ui to Madison, On., kept us in a more tol?4ble place. Th.ir f.ight liar wg subiiefcd, ther removed us lo Chat tanooga. ,:Tliigt'me they put us in a room alioM tho dungeon, where it wan light enough to read and work. One of j len w? were searched lecro the boya,: ted a _ from our knife, in lock our wiih the ' knife. Wo saved tha hones it rations, and with said j led in making keya to un-: after which we dispensed aaa genernl thing, wearing them only or particular ooomions?in tlio presence of the guard as a matter of respect. Bo we out generated them in tbehand^if affair. At this place. Mr. Andrew* Wat trie.l hy a court martial. tha deo. known, were ta_ a Oourt til* boy a. Court If by tha ?| They th ,0a. Th i ved to Mr. and auoceedi opening, our ip waited the 2 io be June, he was day and nigh du |mi_ I give "Can of wldoh whs never made a ahort time 12 of the partv ' to Knoxville, Tenn., where partial was in session, Irving ; After (even were tiied.'tho Wai suddenly interrupted ?oh of the Federal army. moved the boys to Atlanta j fl left at Chattenongii resol-. their escape; accordingly j with the nohlo pocket knife a few days in making an the ceiling vufll. ient (?? allow Rcnlnring tho plank, we | dark and^rainy nighi. On May, Andrews was sentenced tobeexeouted on the 7ih of th# night of tho 31st of May in the dungeon on the next i permitted to he in our room, Ived to make our escape that Irewi was again put in tho id.if he determined tor us to that nielli, ho would I by taking us to tin? wore to rut the ddSgeoa, About dark, we receive the aiijnnl to sing. We did so; and cutting Ilia door loose ' soon rescued our brave leader. Ho nnd j one ol the buys then pasted through the 1 opening in the ceiling anil commenced ! workiny a hole through the brick gable end of the jail, they tuccoeded about day-break. Wo mado a rope of our biankots, attaching it to a rafter. An drcwa posted down salnly and undisco vered, another ono also pas*. I down; but nt that juncture, the guard nude the discovoryand gave an immediate alarm. I lie boy? both esenped. Andrew!" w?m caught on the third day, and John Woll ?m on tho eigth or tcmh day. The rc mtining number deemed it prudent not to attempt to make an escape after tho discovery, as the guard wos some thirty strong. ' ! This attempt proved rather a reverse tout. We all again were put in tlio! dungeon; Mr. Andrews wat brought back and imprisoned with us. We re- ' miiined here until tho 7th day of Juno. : when wo were ramoved to Atlanta, Ga., arriving there in the evening of the j amo day, where our bravo loader, Mr. 1 Andrews, wnt executed about cno and a | half hours after we arrived. Tho re-i ntaimJer of u*, eight in nunilior, woro lodgedJn jail; on tho 14ih, those were 1 eft at Knoxville woro brought here and lodged with us. On the 18th of Juno they executed the seven who wcro tried at'Knoxville, to-wit: George D. Wil.on, P. G. Shad Marion Ross, William Cau)pbell *d "Ijlo H?gioi?nt; John M. 8cott, 21at Ohio Regiment; Samuel Slavens, Samuel Hobertaon, 33d Ohio Regiment. ii'ii-was the most hc-rt revering ' scene I ever witnessed. At 2 o'clock! P. M., about 200 rebel cavalry colluc tod around tho jail. The officer* then tame Into the jail, calling the names of tho liven who had been tried, putting; therei in a teparstr room, and bad two oouthirn preaohera to read their aen- I tenet and pray with them. This being ! done, they were ordered to put on their clothing. While this wai boing done a contemptible wrolch. I think a Provost Marihal, atood with watch in hand hur rying up the unfortunate men. They were permitted then to come into our room to bid us a final adieu. The poor fellow*, though brave men, were consid erably attested. One of them entreated us, for God'a take to let thia be a wjrn ing to ui, and hoped that no wouln bo bettor prepared to meet our God then ho wai. While Bhaking h a mis with an other, l remarked "Thia it bard."? i "Ah yea?'' he roplicd. "and I don't feel prepared to go." Certainly It was en- I ough to move the atou'e?t hoart, to ! think that these poor men, U. S. sold ion, must bo taken out, and without an hour'a warning, hung up like dogs? ushered into an awful eternity, denying thorn time lo make any preparation for the future world. A just God will not sutler auch wicked perpetrator* to gocn ; punished. They wero taki-n out nliout ? three (juorlori ol nn hour after roctiviii-' I ? knowledge of Lliwir doom. We Were told by coiue rebel soldiers ' Who unw ihitiu n onto I, tint two of thorn hroko the rope hii-I fell to llio' ground; recovering they asked for wnter , which was given thorn. H ey begged for Iheir lives, which of course wai not 'T.iniO'l; they then nskud for iwo hours to spend in prayer, which waa i.lbu de nied them. They then w.ilkvil upon the ?enfold firmly. Thoy kept iho remaining 11 of our ,>arty, and Capt ])nviJ A. Fry, of L?ast TorjiieKiee, confined in the same room, until Ocetober, when we learned thai the occrotsry of Wnr of tho C. S. ,\. j hid ordered ui to be execulo I. Oa tho ' recepiion of this unwelcome news, we mutually resolved to go out of th.it jail or die in tho attempt. Accordingly wo moat ?olemnly appointed the 1.1th of Oo tober. an the time lor our exodus. The day arrivod, it being rniny wo dolerrod it one day. On tho eve of the tOth, af ter (upper, while tho do.ir w.19 open and the negroei wore getting our aupper pans and giving u> water for tho night, we molt possession of the jailor, took the key* from him, unlocked another room, let out nil prisoners, theso rushing on the guard, 7 in number, took 3 of their guns, two of which were loided, four of tho guards whose guns wort! not loaded, ru?h?d to the gato of tho board fence en closing the jail?charging bayonets.? ?0 quickly rliinbed over sai I fence, nine feet high, nn>l mide our ( scape to tho woods. M. 0. Hawkins nnd myself associated and inidp good our escape.? We think all ofourpHrty escaped to the woods. Whether any wero afterwords caught by thercbols wo know not. We tr.ivelud by star light for nearly three weeks; not trusting for some timo to travel in ,|ny u,ne. After 21 days of i:?tijjue ami hunger?living most of tho 1 lime on cornand persimmons?occasion oily a few raw street potatoes or a hesd ofcnbhnge?dodging tho rebel pickets i and cavalry, climbing mountains?dtng 1 Ring through brush and ivadidg streams, | wo finally wero so fortunate as to get to some Union tneu in tho Cumborland ( mountains. Ono day's travel on '.his j side of the Seipiachen Valley, having got ten whore we thought it safe to travel iu j 1 day time by inking the woods, having I traveled nearly nil day, we came to three ; j men in the woods, and being oear'y ?upper?stitinj wo bolonged to tho rebel army, having been | stcli wero left beliir.d, and were on our I way to join nur Regiment. They rather refused to supply our wanta. Convers ing with those some time and quizzing 1 them pretty closely, an old gentleman, ' lews rather a decided man, came out "ml plainly declared himself a Union man, and his son proved to be the somo. Being satisfied tlioy were all right, wo mado kuown our true sentiment*, and warmer friends were never met. They took us to their house, gave us supper lodging and breakfast, then piloting us to another Union man, nnd so on, wore directed from ono to nuoihcr until wo arrived 111 Somerset, Kv., fro-n thenco ! wo go transposition to Lebanon, Ky., from there to our respective homes. I will now give you a faint idea of our fare in rebcldom. While at Chatton >o- 1 ga we got two meals a day, consisting of , a small pan of lifavy whmt broad and a ' proportionate pieco of old corned beef, ' at leostyfw years old?and occasionally 1 s fow beans or a litilo riro. Wh;!0 at! Atlanta. Oa., wo got throe m?ala a day, I part of which was old bacon, animated j with maggot*. Towards the Ut of our | sojourning there, we got fresh beef I wiihout salt, wheat broad made of flour and water, not hair baked?had oorn bread mostly of tlio same nunlity, some timea got a few beana cooked with old bacon?maggots sppetred In outnumber the beana. Those ira aiubbor i facts. When first captured we were abused and oursed by the rebels, they asking us what y e were fighting for; the next, why wedil not let then) alone. They ?aid all they wanted wu (or us to let) them alone, i lieie declaration* wcro i made upon all occasions, officers nnd 1 privates alike, were anxious to bo let ! alone. If ?ll right we will let thorn alone against spring. If the hypo- : critic*!, consemtive, compromising cowards, will leave us unWum-l-.d awhde ' we will give tSo rebels their liglita pret. ' tyVion, particularly the leaders of this icbollion. In ilia language of the in domiti;ble I'arson 'llrownlow, "they i have but two rights, ono to be huiiurd ' the other to bo ikmn <I." D. A. Donss.r, of tho flSrd Ohio Ilegiment, t<D*" Governor liick?, tho new Sena tor from Maryland, appointed to fill tin vacancy caused by the death of Mr. I oarre, is understood to hn in favor of the I resident's emancipation policy. If so, hn ia the only member out of ihe on- ' lire Congressional delegation from (I. I Shto who tak?s this portion, ihouK.. tho delegation, with the exception of Mr. May, li Union. Thero is but ono mm m tho Kentucky delegation, Mr. Casey, whofaron either componsatod or military emancipation. I.ntrtl Proin the Hunt Tt'uiiettee KxpU itllloii"-OUielHl lte|>ovt of II* Duiiiga. Col Carter has Icon hoard from.-? liis expo'lition into Kasl Tennessee pro ved a complete success, Tho following dispatch 10 Oen. Wright, commanding the Department of Ohio, from (ion. Grander, gives (lie result. Wo learn in ndilition illnt the expedition wis com posed of dctarhments from the Id Mi chigan, 7th Pennsylvania and 7th Ohio Cavalry. It slnrlrd on the 21st ult., under orders from Major General Wright and readied ila dcitiiiutiou on tho tfUh ult. The rebel* had been nppiisoil, 18 hours in advance, of tho approach of (toncrsl Cartor, but the atrengtli of tho force ol tho latter nti greatly ejaggera led and there was a panic in the robol cauips. His force having been diminish? nd by detaching man for guatd and I scout duty, he d:d not have over four I hundred men ivhen he attacked tho reb el camp of eight hundred men; but he whipped the enemy, who lost over five hundred in killo I. wounded and prison - era. When Ucn. Waiter rcnchcd Union bridge, lie capturod a train of cars, in which wero three rebel officers?Colonel Love, General Stephenson and an engi neer. The locomotivo and cars niro destroyed. Tho Watangec and Union bridges, together with nine milos of tho load, wero destroyed. The naturo of the country there m such that it is im pi-snlilc for either wagons or foot pass ungers between the breaks. Thcro is a very rough roa:l, however, twenty five miles in length, over which troops may be marched, but wagons or artillery can not pass. ? ? Another imnortjnt fait is the abscnco of timber in tnat Country to repair tho road anil bridges. It must either be hauled fiom North Cunlina or brought by rail from Virginia. It is tho opinion of (bo officers that the r>a<l cannot be repairod in less than two months. A large quantity of salt, intended for Dragg'anrmy wus destroyed, (ogother with uthor stores found there. Colonel Carter lo-t oniv ten men. Tho march was a severe one upon mon and horses. The la ter sulFerod oven more tlian the former. The Miohignn roeiment, how over, finding better onimals among the rebel- than those they wore riding, wado an exchange, and lulurnod t\ith new horse i. A short timo before the arrival of General Carter in Tenneafes. teventeen hundred conacripts had been sent off to tba army 'from the mountains. These - L * 1 Tl,/v LuInotoh, j*nua''y,7l 1801. To Miijor Geticral Wright: The cavalry furco of 1,000 mon I sent to East Tennessee on the Hist ult., by your order, under command of Hiiga dier General Carter, to destroy the East Tennessee railroad bridges, have hoea heard from. Geccral Carter lias just dispatched mo from Manchester, Kentuc ky, on his return,slating that on the 30th uit, ha onlirely destroyed tho Union and Wantanga liiilgcs, with ton miles of railroad. Fivo hundred aod fifty rebels were killed wounded and taken prisoners.? Seven hund'ed stand of arms, a large amount of Hour, salt, and other rebil stores, were captured. Also, u locomo tive and two cars were destroyed. A bruk skirmish took placo on the Wantanga bridge, and another at Jones ville. We Ion but ten men. The mid has beon one of the most hazardous of the war, attended with great hardships and piivations, owing to tho almost i mpranirable nature of the couulry in which i( was made, and the inclemency of the sotmon. Gen. Carter's officers and uieu deserve the thanks of the country. G- Gitamukh, Major-Geueral. /?iTThe Leavenworth Bulletin,of the 15th, contains an account of one nf the most tiendish initanc a of rebel crime that has marked their diabolical dcods during the war. Wliilo tli? Army was near llentonville, Arkansas-, last spring, a secession yo:ing woman nf'nfi visited tho, camp, and made herself very agree able-to thejoffi-Ta. A Lie.t:enanti;i the Second Indiam battery, iiamid Master son, heramo eharmeJ w ith her, and she pretended to respond to the passion she h.-.d crcated. Their relations became quite intimate, and on ono occasion she invited bill to unit her at the residence of her undo. He unsuspectingly Avail ed himself the invitation to spend tho af ternoon in her society. Having been with her about two hours, she went to tho window, raised it, and at tho >ame moment twelve guerillas appeared and lired upon him. Ho fell dead in (lie house, and was carried ufT to a mill pond and his body thrown into the water.? &>me four days afterwards the body floated to the shore, ind was buried by un old man and his son. Alter the lap?e of four " -eks the body was found, disinterred en Iji.'entilied liy the coin cides of ilu> unloitunatc Lieutenant. - - - ? Two of lltn guides of Stuart, in his lata raid, wero arrested on Friday, noar IturVe's Station, Virginia The'o moo wero but recently released from tho QJd Capitol. This is but another proof of tho disantrous effect of the leniency ex ercised by the Gorsrom<nt toward Its euomits.