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!- ' Arms lor onr Voluatccra.
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.trom eignt to ten tuoasana volunteers are. now
:ln camps in Tennessee, under the late call of Gov.
ILiBRis and the larger proportion of them are en-
,ario tirely. unarmed. Gen. Josnarou has directed that
they be disbanded, in a few days, unless the citi-
25ns come to thercscuoand furnish these brave
. men with their private arms. The Government is
KWunaMe at present to arm them, and it -will be a
? lidead expanse to keep them in camp, unless they can
.''pijocure armJ, inasmuch as they 'can perform no
Bistibiy urgeu to surrender up .uieir private arms,
' for'the defence of their country. It is supposed
'" "that iharo are at least three to four thousind rifles,
andshot guns in Davidson county alone.and as many
in each of the surrouading counties, which may be
- made effective in war against the invader. Such an
; ' ' uppeal would not be made, if it were notaa absolute
.necessity.. Itmaybeahardship, in so mo cases, to
- . comply 'with it, but we feci assured that no man,
v J trio has a spark of patriotism or of sympathy for
' our glorious cause, will hesitate a moment, after a
full knowledge of tho facts, to at once surrender
his gun, for which he will be paid by the Govern
' ; ment, and place it fa the hands of an effective vol
' imteer to save our homes from invasion. It is as
little as a man can do, if ho cannot go himself, to
furnish a gun, if ho has it, for those who are wil
ling to go and drive bsck the Vandals from our soil
. Wo hesitate not to say, that it will be a deep dis
grace to Tennessee and Tenncs3esna if thsir volun
teer soldiery are compelled to be disbanded, for
want of weapons,as long as a shot gun or a rifle can be
, . ' found in tha land in the hands of private parties.
i ... Such a burning shame can never be effaced from the
' " ' escutcheon of Tennessee, if it should ever fasten
itself there. But we do not, we cannot believe that
, it will bo so, when our patriotic feliow-citir.ins
come to learn the facts.
Wo have already heard it seriously discussed
that it will become necessary to impress the guns,
in the hand3 of Tennesseans, into the service, by
legislative enactment, in order to defend our coun
try. But surely Tennesseans will never make it
necessary to resort to so urgent a measure. Their
own natriotie nrirta and In nf immfrv will
stimulate tham to voluntarily brine in their arms
and place them in the hands of their brave soldierv.
We invoke them to do it at once and nrcmoUv.
nnt - Binio in-
teer be disbanded. We need them everyone and
more. Come up Tennesseans, like patriots and
Earning ol VridgcBinEast Tenncsicc.
inaay night last live railroad briJges were
burned in East Tennessee by the emissaries of Lin
coln and Akdt Johnsox. Two of tho bridges are
on the Western and Atlantic Railroad, across the
Chickamsngo creek, in Hamilton county; one on
the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad, across
the Hiwassee River, in Bradley county; and two on
the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, one
across Little Creek, in Greene county, and the other
across the Holston river, at Middleton, in Sullivan
county. The guard at tho Hiwassee bridge had
passed though it before it was discovered to be on
fire in every part, and he saw no indication of fire.
showing that some combustible material wss used
in acDlvmc the fire.
The bridge across Little Creek was guarded by
five men, who are reported to have been unarmed,
They wero overpowered, tied, and carried away,
while the bridge was fired. They were not set at
liberty until the next day, as we hear. Three men I
have since been arrested, cne of whom was identi
fied by tho guard.
The bridge at Middletown was not guarded, be
cause it was situated in the midst of a strong South-
The same night an attempt was made to burn the
bridge across the Holston river at Strawberry
Tlains, in Jefferson county. The guard was at
tacked, and, it is reported he had one of his hands
cut off and his skull fractured. In- the melee it is
supposed he either killed or seriously wounded one
ef the incendiaries, as there were evidences that
one man had been dragged eff tho ground. The
alarm given by the guard attracted the attention of
the people, who camo to the rescue and put out the
These facts show that a preconcerted movement
ra. made. It is said that couiiers have been
regularly passing between Axdt Joussox and his
.friends in EastTennnessee by way of Roane county,
and it is not improbabie that the burning of these
bridges is a psvrt of a scheme which may develope
itself in the conrse of a few days. It is painful to
contemplate the state of affiirs in Eist Tennessee.
We cannot toll what a day may bring forth, and
we look to that quarter with no little anxiety. It
is now rendered csrtiinthat ths most prompt and
decided measures should be taken, by tho proper
authorities, to avoid much trouble and many heart
rending scenes in that section of tho State. What
ever reason may have existed heretofore for a more
conciliatory pol icy, there can now be no division
of sentiment, among true men, as to tho necessity
for stern, vigorous and unrelenting severity to
wards those who have demonstrated, by their coa
'duct. that they cannot appreciate magnanimity
and lenience," and who havo all tho trcache
ry. and cunning of tho savage in pursuing
their schemes of assassination, arson and rebellion
against a largo majority of their fellow-citizens of
the State. It is clear that nothing will do the ultra
rebcllipnists but an unrelenting retribution for
their crimes. Thsir schemes tend directly to inter-
neclne'war and murder, without any cf the allevi-
ationa of a state of hostilities. They are deter-
mined" to follow tho wicked counsels of Andrew
Jonxsos, and use the incendiary's torch and assas-
sin's knife. Public justice and the safety of the
State call aloud for the condign punishment of all
'who maybe detected in acts of rebellion, tending to
the destruction of peace and security in the com
munities under the protection of tho Canfederate
"Government; and in order to do thia, every possible
effort should be made to vindicate the supremacy
of tha laws.
Ilcprcicntatlve from Scvlor.
Dr. Hodsden, Representative from Sevier county,
n common with the eo called Unionists fcom. East
Tennessee, took the oath to support the Constitu
tion of the Confederate States, -when he entered
upon his duties as a legislator. If the following re
port of a speech, recently made by him at hose is
reliable, and we have no reason to doubt it, ha had
many mental reservations.when he went through the
mockery of his oath. We copy the report from the
Knoxville Register, contained in a private lette:
shown to tho editor of that paper, for the enlight
enment of the people of Middle Tennessse, who"
supposed that Dr.IloDsDSs was an honorable nan
"But I must give you something about Dr. JJoda
aen sspeecniBsiflionaay. it Deinjj Uounty Court
aereatmany weroout. and Dr. II. madn them i
speech. He told them about them about what the "Lea.
islature was doing that they were trying to piss
bu nuri ui taws iu prevent me payment or debts,
and were trying to make large appropriations for
the Southern Confederacy. lie told them he and
his party did npt go to .Nashville to do anything, but
all they went for was to prevent mischief from ba-
ing done, and to do all they could for the release of
larly the ndbk Tharriburg, who had been confined in
a damp jau at Aasnvillelor soma time.
lis told the people that ha only took the oath to
snpport tne Provisional uonstitution, and no; the
Permanent Constitution of the C S., and the Provis
ional ona ceased to have any existence in February
18C2. In taking, the eath, he said he had not chanc
ed his former opinions, but was a stronger Dnigp
man; to-day than ever, having seen so much since
he bad been at Nashville. lie also told them be
was loyal to tha. Federal Government so long as it
laaieu, nun uiuuiatcu wm wa ooumern uomeaer
acy would bo of very short continuance.
"He wound up his speech by calline their atten
tion to tho latest news, which he told over to them
in a very exciting way, exhibiting by his counte
nance and his manner of address, that his feeliues
and ms sympathies wero witii tne Uovcrnment of
Lincoln, In the first place he said the Federal
troops would bo 'shortly in Nashville, end that all
the inhabitants were greatly alarmed, that he was
really sorry for poor "old John Bell," he being so
greatly alarmed at the Rear approach of the Fede
ral army. He also said that the Southern army
naa entirely leic me oiaie ot Missouri ; jeu Thomp
son, the author of that bloody proclamation, as hs
called it, had left his command to take care of itself
and was now in Memphis for his own saety,
Price. Tioor fellow, had escaped with his little armv
into Arkansas, with Fremont in close pursuit of
him, and that the federal army would no doubt
shortly be in Nashville. Zollicoffer was forced to
fall back ssmo sixty miles to the Gap, and was
forced to do so by one Ohio regiment alone. All
this he told them, demonstrating by bis manner that
he was glad of it, and giving great encouragement
to the Lincolnites. Oh, how they pricked up their
ears wnen tie torn inem mis.
In his canvass, last summer, ho advised the
Union men to h&ve Minnie balls made, and had
man, he said, in. his employ to make them, and told
the people over and over that ho would sailer his
right arm torn IVom hia body before he would take
the oath. Yet he went to Nashville and sworo to
to support the Southern Confederacy; comes home
and denounces the very Convention he has sworn
to snpport-and speaks ot taking the oath as a mat'
ter of very little importance. Will tho Deonle
never see where their leaders are taking therat I
am told that at Nashvilla he is a good Southern
man. They ought to know how he acts when at
OUR WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE.
THE CAMPAIGN IN VIRGINIA.
From ins Array of tho Potomac
Copy cf Pr ivxte letter.
Cestbkvuxe, Va., Nor. 1st. This is a bright sun
ny day, after a cool and frosty morning, and though
late in the day fire is still in demand, where the
largest squads of soldiers congregate to make them
selves more comfortable, and discuss the topics of
the day. The morning drill is over and the better
halfof the regiment is detailed for duty on the va-
rious worka progressing m this country for the de-
fenae of 016 "rebels," and as I am among the loun
sera of the day I thought I would devote a short
time to you and other friends in old Nashville
Our lata victory at Lcesburg is the leadicg topic.
The victory of the Greeks on the plains of Mara
thon, over the invading Persians two thousand
years ago, did not inspire tnem witn more en
thusiasm than did the victory of our forces over
invading Hessians a few days since inspire us. The
Virginians and Mississippians havo proven the
value of the bayonet and short range guns, and in
future their worthy example will be adopted, and
the Lincolnites must take the consequences of an
outraged peopte at tho point of the bayonet with
It is no secrst to tell; you that we are preparing
to give McOlelian a warm reception on a grand
scale, and from my observation, I would venture
the suggestion that we could defy the combined
forces of Yankeedom We only want a few days,
and l am inclined to tains, wc wiu nave as many
months, there is no evidence of their advance. Their
pickets are within a mile of Fairfax Court-housc.but
their camps and forces are still about Fall's Church,
Mason's, Munson'a and Upton's Hills, and other
places left and right from this plaes, throwing up
heavy breastworks, fortifications, etc. An im
mediate advance upon our forces is anticipa
ted by some, and while we are ready to receive
them -without farther notice, I do not apprehend
any precipitate move for some time to ccme. How
ever this is only an opinion, but if it takes one
month for the Yankee army to march three miles
toward the "rebel" army, how long will it take
them to march to this point?
From my seat the scenery is magnificent in the
direction of Bull's Run. Every upland, glade and
g'en for miles front left and right, is covered
with white tents of our soldiers, while the Con
federate Flag floats proudly in the breeze,
with the beautiful lrost tinted autumn woods
for a back-ground, and the ascending smoke of
the camp-fires floating over them like a mist, and
the scores of regiments drilling in the various
fields, is a scene beautiful beyond description.
At this place (Centreviile,) are our fortifications.
They are substantial, in the true sense of the word,
as the Yankees will find out when they pay us a
visit. They extend right and left, but how far,
" this deponent sayeth not."
This entire country from Bull R into ward Alexin-
dria,prcsents the most desolatodreary barren asp;ct,
scarcely a parcel of fencing is left, and the houses
for miles aro deserted. Haro and there a deserted
camping ground, occupied first by the Yankees on
their triumphant march, and then by the Confeder
ates as they followed .pp their retreat, adds greatly-
to the dreary picture.
I presume you have had all the news of the late
battle at Leesburg. Gen. Evixs acted in accordanco
with tho instructions from Gen. Johnston', and not
withstanding ths superior numbers of the enamy,
our boys fought like devih, the Sth Virginia Regi
ment mads tha mo3t dssperate charge of bayonet i
that has ever been nude since tho beginning of this
war. We tooTc nearly eight hundred prisoners, left
three or four hundred dead on tho field, drowned
several hundred, sad scattsred tho balance, like
frightened beasts in every direction. D;ad men and
horses, arms, legs, mnakeU, clothing, &c., are still
lying about, and a large number of arm? have been
fished up from the river.
We still hold Leesburg, and other places formaL
ly held by us. The enemy show no disposition to
advance about that place again.
I notice the Northern papers call the Leesburg
battle a successful recsnnolsance by the Federals
under Gen. Srost'a column. I presume many such
successes would wipe them out.
Thera was ice an inch thick in my tent this morn
ing. G. F. A
Mcbdzb. The Jasper 2Tera.il says W. G. HoaE
was killed at his residence in Marion county on the
2d instant, by Robsbt Davis, by a blow on the head
with a stick, Datis has been arrested.
The Confederate' Victory at Co
v lumlius !
INCIDENTS OP THE FIGHT I
SERVICES OF GENERAL POLK.
QALLANTRT OF 0 EX. CREATE AM.
Gcn. Pillow Itallylnff hl Overpowered
- "Forces.-- -
JWe avail ourselves of the very full and interest
ing correspondence of the1 Memphis Appeal of Sun
day morning,for detailed descriptions of the glorious
Confederate victory opposite to-Columbui :
Extract from a F-rlvato Letter.
Coixmbcs, Nov. 8, 1EGI.
About half-past eight o'clock yesterday
morning our regiment was going to work on the
batterv. As we wero about to work. Gen. Cheat-1
ham's aid camo along at full speed and ordered us
back to our camp. Just as. we were drawn un we
heard a heavy cannonading and a terrible fire of
musketry on tho other side ot the river. Wo were
not in sight at this time. There were only .two reg
igents on the other side, and Watson's battery and
tho 21st Tennessee regiment were immediately
diMtnrn o o ni a nml aloft W. 1 r . OJ' TV...
In the mean time we were marched down to the
river. We were delayed thore sometime waiting
the boats. At this time two cannon opened on us
from tho left on the other side, where the Federals
got a temporary footing. The shells were thrown
too high, and we easily dodged them. One, howev
er camo near Capt.' Magevney and myself, which
made us open our eyes. Several shots struck near
us in the wafer, and two 'of tho boats were struck
but not seriously damaged. At this time our heavy
rifled gun, called the "Lady-Polk," opened on the
bittery hat 1 spent or, nml silenced it in a few
We embarked and formed on the opposite bank.
Jast as we were drawn up, tho dead and wounded
were coming down to tho banlc or the river evcrv
moment. These were passed over on the boats as
last as they arrived. Uens. liheatbam and I'll low
rode up, and Cheatham hallooed out " Here comes
my 154th," and off we started, and to our surprise
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uiu uiucuiuikea w-fru m juu reixeui. iub omer
regiments were tired and pursued them only in
squads. Wc followed them and caught up with
them alter a six mile run. They wero em
barking on their gunboats. We got into a cornfield
on 'be bank, within a few yards of their boats, and
wc opened a tcrriblo fire on them. Ona boat lost
two pilots in our sight, and from reliable accounts
their decks cre covered with dead. The gunboat.
six in number, hauled off into tho river, as their
guns wero two low down to hurt us. They then
commenced a desperate lire on us wmh shell, grape,
acu canister, wnicn ourstcu among us, out our noys
were not scared, and we loaded and fired on our
knees and .on our backs, under shelter of a rail
fence. Cols. Smith and Wright; and Gen. Cheatham
himself were with us, and seeing that we could not
reach them with our muskets, we were ordered to
fall back .the shell plowing up the field in every cv
rection,and we dodged them behind the trees and still
kept retiring. One shell threw a lot of sticks and dust
m my face, and 1 escaped by throwing myself on
my back a moment before it bnrsted. One piece
of it, however, carried away the left leg of Nic
uiaytcn s pantaloons, lie snouted to' me. and
thought he was wounded, but he was not. The
Lincolnites knew our direction and their range was
very accurate. The roar and bursting of shells
was terrific, and we were annoyed very much by
falling branches. This continued for a mile and a
half, until we got beyond their reach. At this time
Tom. Garvey was struck in the knee with a round
shot, and we left him behind in a bouse, but went
after him when the boats left. He is now in camp
and comfortable. He will not loose his 1 g. Eight
of the light Uuards wero wounded two dangerous
ly and several in tho other companies. We es
caped remarkably well thanks to Cod. We wero
thetnly regiment that followed their boats. We
captured a good many prisoners, blankets, over
coats (of which I have v splendid one.) knapsacks.
muskets, und our boys were loaded with them
As we camo back, the sight along' their line of
retreat was awful. The dead and wounded we
at every tree. Some crawled into the creeks to
get water &nd died there, and such a sight I, of
course, never saw before. Jlost of them were the
enemy and we rendered them all the assistance in
our power. We saw Uaptatn Armstrong lying dead.
Poor fellow! be fought bravely. We must have pass
ed over two hundred dead and dying, broken guns
and cannon carriages, it was a hard cattle, the
most wicked since the war began, for the numbers
engaged. They had a flag of truce on the battle
field to-day burying their dead. All our dead are
buried and the wounded in our hospitals are doing
well. We have a great many of their wounded
Uur doctors attend tnem regularly, mere are
about twenty-five splendijj overcoats among our
company. j. u,
Colcubcs, Nov. S, 1SG1,
Eoiron Appeil : The 21st Tennessee regiment-
after crossing the river, formed, marched ont. and
took position about half a mile from the landing;
EJ Picket colonel, U. Tilman lieutenant colonel.
and J. C Cole major, it was composed of nine com
panies. The enemy 7,000 strong, with batteries
and cavalry, advanced on the 12th, 13:h and 21st
Tennesseans, lSthArkansians, with Watson's batte
ry, which latter was supported on the right by the
2lst Tennessee occupying the extreme right.
After receiving and returning their volleys, the
enemy holding ths woods, the 21st formed in open
ground. The order to charge bayonets was given,
which was executed in handsome style, through an
open field (the enemy being protected by the wo id)
uner a most galling fire, the shot falling like hail
and whistling like the north wind. Tho ranks were
sorlely thinned, but a3 the men fell they cheered the
others on to the charge.
On reaching the road a halt was ordered, and the
men commenced to kneel and fire; and for about
half an hour the most incessant lira of musketry
was kept up. Oar men wero on the edgeand the
enemy still protected by the wood, with all the ad
vantages given by trees, we exposed, and picking
our men as they showed themselves.
The enemy by this ame had formed a kind of half
moon, and so far outnumbering us that they bad
flanked us, when we were ordered to fall baci,
which was done. Rallying- and forming twice be
tween that and the river on the only tenable
ground au average of thirty rounds were fired.
During this time, our ammunition being exhausted
we gladly fell back to where a boat had put off
ammunition, when we again rallied. Deeds of he
roism were performed in this fight, which, will en
liven many a camp fire.
The cinders generally, disdaining to take auvan
tage of the kneeling posture, stood by chaering
their men and directing their lire. Ut course wo
can speak of the gallantry of tha field officers. Col.
ickett was slightly wounded in the hand, and had
his horse shot in three places. Msj. Cole's horse
waB killed instantly. I do not like to be invidious
by naming sp3ci.il instances of bravery, where so
much gallatry wa3 displayed : but I cannot
but speak of Capt. Layton, who, though se
verely wounded in tha left breast, continued, with
sword uplifted, to cheer en and rally his own men
and others to the last ; also, Capt. Frszier, who, at
the imminent risk of his own lifefrom cur own
fire as well as that of the enemy, stood in front of
his gallant company, and cheered them on. Ha bore
himself gallantly, anil is entitled to great honor for
the conspicnous part ho took in tho engagement.
bucb sights arc imposing, and should be remem
Captains Irby, Taylor and Layton were severely
wounded, Capt. Dashitll slightly four Captains
out of eight in the fight. Lsiutenants. Coleman and
Tat: were also severely wounded. We had fifteen
men killed and eighty-five wounded ont of some
450 carried out. We only had in the fight about
2,500 men, opposed to 7,000 with all advantages of
On reaching the river, regiment after regiment
were rapidly crossing.the river to reinforce us. Gen
Cheatham with a portion of his brigade moved out
and engaged ths enemy, and after a abort fight they
commenced retreat. The 21st Tennessee had in the
mean time reformed on the bank, and waited orders
to support Gen. Cheatham, and no aid was needed.
The number cf killed and wounded on our side
was, as near as can ba ascertained, about seventy
five killed and between three and four hundred
wounded; on tho other about six hundred killed,
end wounded unknown.
The slight description here given is mostly can-
fined to the 21st Tennessee volunteers (Col Pickett's,)
there being no time tor prespecting to
0'E AcrcAtt, Engaged.
Tbe Xtattle at Colnmlms 'AnoUier De-
Ligrinqe. Nov. 8, 1SGL Eds, Appeal: I find, Mes
srs. Ed I to s, in your issue of this morning, a tele
graphic dispatch copied from yesterday's " extra of
tne Avaiancne," wnicn does injustice alike to uens.
Polk and Pillow. To Gen. Polk, because, although
the superior officer in commadd, he Is made to play
the part of a subordinate ; and Gen. Pillow, because
& brave man, Is ever wounded by that which would
place on nxs brow the laurels of a comrade.
No man fought more gallantly than Gen. Pillow
in the sphere appointed him, while Gen. Polk was
a very Nopoleo'u on every part of the field direct
ing every movement, crushing the foe, and driving
him, with resistless energy, under powerful com
binations, from the Held.
Allow me, then, in sheer justico, to review the
movements of the day. ouoram veers fid. and if I
cannot " render a battle in music," I will at least
give you the frulA.
At an early hour in the morning. Gen. Polk threw
over tho river two regiments under command of
Gen. Pillow, where another was already encamped,
giving mm about two thousand men - and Watson's
battery. While this movement progressed, lien
Polk with his staff was passing f om battery to bat
tery on tho hills, advising his gallant officers in
command, and pouring a tremendous fire on tha en
emy's gunboats, which threatened to rmake a point,
from which they could destroy uen. i lliow's troops
in transitu. Gen. McCown was the sola genius of
the Yankees at this juncture, and excited the admi
ration, not only of Uen. Folk, but of tha whole ar
my, by tha skillful use of bis batteries. Tbe bow
of a gunboat, which. had nearly attained the desired
point, was shivered, and away she went limping
back to the transports. Another was racked dread
fully on the side and soon followed. Gen. Polk now
returns to the landing and sees the gallant Pillov?
ascending the western bank his line is .formed and
Gen. Polk, with a Washington's precaution, now
forwards additional ammunition to Gen. Pillow's
rear, and commands five regiments and a battery to
hold themselves in readiness for transportation
Pillow's bravo boys are moving. The enemy, 5000
strong, aramectiog him. The bustle and tumult on
the wharf subside-, and thousands on tho eastern
bank of tho river are breathless, to catch the first
sound of tho conflict At this pause Gsn. Polk es
pied your humble correspondent and placed him
pro tan. on his staff. Bang ! bang I bang I Another,
and another volley 1 uur picneia are ariven in.
Horses, with emntv saddles, are dashing in wild
disorder along the western bank of the river. Gen
Polk orders another regiment to cross, and ere they
land one of tbe most desperate battles ever fought
on the continent is raging
Pillow in an open corn field challenges tho foe to
an equal contest challenges with his pealing mus
ketry and Watson's Battery they answer spiteful
ly, but stick to tho woods and an unseen foe, doub
ling us in number pours his deadly volley on our
bravo boys can they stand before a euperior
force, and that force covered by the wood! Our
chief hope is now in the battery round after
round now thunders on the foe, but the air is vocal
with the messages of death, and wc fall on every
side. A regiment to reinforce is assending the bank
of tho river in double quick time, and shotting as
they advance. A merciless, horrible and incessant
fire is making havoc with their comrades. They
rush to the thinning ranks as you have .seen them
on a gala day. But courage is not omnipotent
they must perish or retire. Now they waver, fill
bick what, flying? Yes, I must tell the truth,
flying in fearful disorder.
But Gen. Pillow rallies a sufficient fores to pour
upon their left wing a terrific volley. Our camp
is on fire our battery taken, and turned against us
they have planted their guns on the very bank
of tbe river, and play on our reinforcements just
about to embark from the opposite shore pigeon
after pigeon comes whirling over tha boats, and all
about .Gen Polk's staff, plowing the sand and
splashing tho water at their feet; but our leader was
equal to the occasion. He ordered Gen. McCo wn's
heavy guns on the hill to open on their battery.
See 1 the hopsful enemy are advancing their gun
boats from above, and open on these thunderbolts,
which our eagles hurl down with remorseles ven
gennce from above. Now he strikes the gunboat
now tbe foeman'a battery three cheers for Mc
Cown I they aro silenced.
Gen. Polk now orders Gen. Cheatham forward to
flank, and, if possible, cutoff the foe, to land highe:
up, and thus gain a mile or two on him. (At whose
suggestion ! Gen. Pillow's !) "Like McDonald,"
remarked to Gen. Cheatham, "you bear the empire
on your shoulders." His reply was short and la
conic, and in a moment hU boats were throwing
their spray behind them. Gen. Polk follows in
another boat, with one regiment, and determines to
rally tbe thousand men who had been exposed in th'
cornfield and forced to retire. He directs his aids
to gallop from rank to rank and reassure them
"We have fresh troops, and Gen. Polk to lead us
will you rally under his banner!" was shouted by
stentorian voices. Nobly did,. these biave fellows
Cheatham has dashed on. Bang I bang ! bang I
What rattling and roaring: what charring and
shouting! Gen. Polk defiles further to the rich
but still supporting mm. captures Acj Uen. isomer
and a stand of colors. The enemy is in full retreat
the ground is strewn with blankets, arms, knap
sacks even boots are thrown away to facilitate
their flight: and our three generals, Polk, Cheatham
and l'lllow, press tnem to their very Doau.
The New Oi leans Pieairxne and 2ru; Delia also
contain a telegraphic dispatch from Columbus
dated the day after the battle, giving the sime de
scription of the events that have heretofore been
published. This dispatch concludes with the follow
icg summary,' which concedes tha highest palm to
our distinguished fellow-citizn, Gin. B. F. Cheat
We recaptured niot of our men that wers taken
Every omoer behaved mo?t- cilkmtly, and perform
ed prodigies o tvaior. Uenerai Clieatuam outsnone
the rest in deeds of darinz. Private dispatches
represent it& a bloody battle but brilliant victory
Defence ot tlic State Tbe War Tar.
We publish by request the following bill and
resolutions introduced in the House of Representa
tives, by Mr. IIcCallcit, tha Representative from
No 77 A bit! aits tCKtmll7 to defesd the Stile.
Bs it enacted hit the General Assembly of the Slate of
Tennessee, inat it snail be tne duty ot tne uovernor
as early as practicable, to call into the service of
the State five thousand volunteers, to be enlisted
for the term of twalve months, and when organized
to be called I he Army of lennesatt.
Sec. I. He it enactta, Tim ot tno number thus
called and organized, there shall be two companies
of artillery and oneibattalllon of cavalry, and that
they snail be armed and equipped as soon as prac
ticable. and shall elect their own officers, including
Colonels of reciments, and one Major of uavalry,
Sec. a. lie u enacted, 'ica: the uovernor snail
annoint two Rrizadier Generals to command said
force, of whom one shall be senior, allsubjsctto the
orders of the Uovernor.
Sec 4. Biil enatted, Tint said forco shall be
placed in proper encampments, to be drilled by
skillful officers, appointed by the Governor , and
that tba Uovernor shall appoint a sumcien; number
of Quartermasters and Commiisines and their as
sistants, as well as the stall of the general ofiliers.
Stc o. Be ii emoted, Tait tha piy of all the
officers and private shall be the same as prescribed
for Confederate oihrs and privates of Ii&e grade:
and that the quartermasters and commwsanes
shall, before entering upon duty, give bend with
good security to be approved by the Uovernor.
-Sec. 0. lie tl erjwtd, mat su:i urco saau oe
mainly euploed by the Governor, in the defence
of tha borders of tha State, against asgressions,
and at such oointi as be may deem proper. Out he
shall hare p i send said force, or any part of
it, to a -I - npcUwgtne enemy in any aojoining
Sec. 7. Bt it enaJed. That for tho purposo of
clotbinc and equispinz and pivinir said troops the
sum of be and the same is hereby appropriated;
of which the sum of shall be used in tne
manufacture or purchase of arms necessary lor said
force. And that to supply and raise tho above sum
of money, bonds of the State shall be issued from
time to time, as required, having two years to run,
with interest at the rate of eieht per cent per an
num, payable semi-annually, and of tho demomina-
tion of one thousand dollars each, or ot a less de
nomination if deemed advisable.
Sec. 8. Be it enackd, That for the purpose of aid
ing in the procuring ot arms lor said torce,
as well as in superintending the expenditure of the
moneys thus appropriated, there shall be appointed
bv the Governor, a superintendent of the military
and financial department, who shall have power, by
and with the advice and consent of the Governor,
to make contracts for arms and ammunition, and to
make all settlements with the Quartermasters and
Commissaries appointed for said force; that all set
tlements shall be made monthly; said superintend
ent shall also have power, by and with tho advice j
and consent of the uovernor, to do whatever may
Houie reiclaUoalfo. -O-T prevlds for tli piTneat of tie
Whereas, the Act of the Congress of the Confed
rato States, imposing a direct tax upon tho people
to carry oo the war, provides in substance, that
any State that will collect said tax, shall bej
auuwt'u via per cbui oi me amount And
whereas, from motives of econemy, as well as for
other weighty- considerations, the State of
Tennessee should collect said tax through its
own officers. And whereas, the buid.ni
now resting upon tho people of Tennessee, and
growing out of tho local policy of f tbe State,arR
heavy and grievous, and not likely to bej leeectied
during the continuance of the war. And whereas,
the increased burden of payirg war tax at this
tuna, will be oppressive uoon the people, and es
pecially upon the brave soldiers who havo left their
homes andtheir families for tho tented field; t9 ma
ny of these it may bo ruinous. And whereas, it
is desirable to save the people of the State of Ten
nesseo from the payment of said tax, at present, so
that they may de voto their whole energy and means
to the prosecution of the war. And whereas, un
der an act passed the 6th of May, 1SS1, entitled "An
act to raise, organize, and equip a provisional force
and for other purpeses," tho State of Tennessee
has raised nearly fire millions of dollars, for the
equipment maintenance snd pay of troops for the
Confederate army, and in the purchasq of ordnance
stores, and other things necessary for the common
d- fence. Of tho amount thus expended, about
$500,000 has been recently paid into the treasury,
and the balance i duo and owing from the Coafed
erate government, to be paid back so soon as tbe
amount can be ascertained and properly presented.
Resolved by iht General AssuriHy cf tha Siaie of
Tennessee, That the State of Tennessee will pay into
tho treasury of the confederate State-, tbe tax as
sessed against its citizens, and save the ten per cent
thereon, as provided in the 21th section of the act
imposing said tax; and should it becomo nectssary
to collect the same ou ot tne people, that tne state
in ii .1. . i. mz
win cuueub buruugu us uvruuuiucia.
Resolved 3d. That so much of tha debt due tbe
State of Tennessee, by tho'Confederale States, ss
shall bo sufficient to cover the amount of the taxes
to bo raised eff of the people of the State, under
said act, be deducted frun tbe debt and applied tt.j
tile piyment of the tsxesr and that the agent of I
the State, whoever he may be, charged to settle with
the Confederate States, be and list is hereby in
structed accordingly. Arav-dtil, the same can be
dote without pre jaiice to the Confederate Govern
lUidihd 31, That BhouM it bo impracticable to
settle said taxes out af tha debt ovcing by the Con
federate Government without tmbirrasiicg said
Government, then the $500 0O0 recently paid into
the State treasury, and suah other sums &3 may be
paid by the Confederate Govsrnmeat for ordnance
stores and supplies passed over to the Government
be Urn applied to the payment of said taxes, and
the deficiency, if any, raised upox the bonds of the
State, having ten years, and btria eight per Jeeat
liesUvea'im, That for tu purpose the Uovernor
Lot tbe btate is hereby authorized to utne-
of tho bonds of the State of Teanessen similar in all
respecta to the bonds of the State heretofore issued.
under the act of the Cth day of ilay, 1361, eatitled
an act to raise, organize and equip a provisional
force, and for otaer purposes, and subject to uic
Parilcutars from trio Atlantic Coast.
SpecLil Eis.-atches to the Sex Orleais Helta.
Chamjsto.v, Nov. 7, 1S61 11 P. 11. A tremens
dou3 engagement has "been going on constantly,
since 4 o'clock thU morning, bettceea the enimy's
great fleet and the batteries at Port Royal.
Uen. itipley commanda-in person at Port Royal.
Dispatches received here from Savannah repre
sent the firing as terrific.
From tba south end of this city, also, wa can
hear heavy guns distinctly, never less than ten per
minute, sometimes thirty, occasionally a rolling fire,
aa if broadsides.
No news has been received direct from the scee
Theie is immense excitement here. The weather
is beautiful, and the utmost confidence prevails in
the strengtnof our batteries at rort Koyal.
The fact that the firing is audible at Charleston.
proves the great weight of metal U3ed in .the con
flict Ifyanair line, Charleston is fifty or sixty
miles from the conflict, w here Savannah is bet twen
ty or twenty-.flre miles. Th prevailing confidence
in Cbarleton as to the result insignificant, as they
must be acquainted there with tbe Btrength of eur
works and tne number of the forces under the gal
lant Ripley. Eds. Delta 1
Savasnau, November 7. Hjavy and rapid firing
commenced this morning at Port Royal about 8
o'clock It centinued for half au hour. During
tne lorenoon neay nnng has been beard at inter
vals. There it no intelligence from the batteries
It i3 understood that the Confederate force at
Port Royal is about six thousand. Com. Tatnall
with his little fieet is aiding the battery.
The forces are being rapidly reinforced from
South Carolina and Georgia. As yet there has been
no attack on the Georgia battery.
Com. Tatnall, after his gallant engagement with
the advance vessels of the Federal fleet, transferred
his marines and munitions to the batteries, and sent
bis steamer, tho Savannah, up to the city for repairs,
she having received three shots from the enemy.
The Savannah left the vicinity of the batteries at
2 o'clock this nfternoon, and reports the engage
mint with the fleet still progressing.
Only seven of theensniies vessels have passed the
Water communication with Chirlrston has been
cut off by the blockade of Skull Creek.
Reinforcements are being sent from Georcla and
Souih Carolina. Wilson 3 South Carolina resrimsnt
leaves for Tjbee to-night.
CiiAKiESTos, S. C. November 7. 3 p.m. There is
no doubt that seven of the enemy'a.war steamers
nave succeeded in passing our batteries at Hilton
Head, and are now ins:der out of the reach of our
All tho enemy's transports are still outside.
awaiting an opportanity to follow the-war vessels.
ine enemy s guns werr served witl remarkable
precision. Ours were served badly.
Uen. Lie, late in tho Department of Western
Virginia, has arrived to take command of the
Southern Atlantic coast lie has gone down to
Port Royal to direct our operations there.
lroops are hurrying from every quarter to the
scene of action.
The enemy is expected to effect a landing soon:
ana cur forces are considered adequate to repulse
tnem ihc nguting will be terrible. Soufi Caro
lina blood is up.
Later from HXUs-ouri SkiruiiIi near
The Fort Smith Times, ot tbe Isticst.has tho
We learn from Capt Ktapp, of the quartermaster's
departm -nt, who arrived here yesterday from Gen.
McCullech headquarters, that news of a skirmish
had reached there, between a portion of General
Price's troops and the advance guard of Fremont
The Missouri troops killed forty Federals and took
one hundred prisoners.
V e also learn f rom Capt K. that Uea. SscCallch,
hearing of the Federal treops being in Springfield,
sent two companies of Col. Greer's lexis regiment
to ascertain tbe fact When they arrived near
Springfield they halted, and sent two mes into tbe
town. Sooa after tbey arrived a company cf fifteen
men attempted to arrest tatm, buttney drew their
pistols and knives and fought their way out, killing
four or five Federals. One of them was wounded
in the wrist, and the other in the thigh. An express
rived a: uen. Mcculloch s camp on il on clay niK&t
for a surgeon to dress their wounde.
Latest from Columbus.
A special dispatch, received last night, from &
high official source, at Columbus, saya that our loss
killed, wounded and musing m the recent
battle, exceeds aiz hundred. The amount of exeess
notstated. Other reliable estimates place tbe
number of missing (supposed to be prisoners in the
hands cf tha enemy,) at two hundred. ThU would
leave our lass in hilled and wouaded over four
The loss of the enemy, is stated in the - dispatch
alluded to above, to have been more than double
our own Our men have already ouried two hun
dred and ninety five of the enemy's kiiJed. and the
task is cot yet completed:
It thus apnears that the recent battle in Missour
was one of -the bloodiest of the war, and the large
number of casualties, in proportion to the. farces
engaged on both sidw, shows the stubbornness
with which tbe ground was contested. ilenrakU
Appeal, Aou. 10.
Dura 03 Tale Brasdt "Ton look like death
on a. pale horse," said Hinivr to a toper, who was
pale and emaciated,
be necessary to, organiza and sustain said
with a view to render the same efficient.
I don't know anjthln? aboutTiHE sASnritw cOiUtxsciAL ISSUBIKCS cc
that," said the toperl " butr?I, am death on pale
CHAIILESTON AND SiV-AHNJ
'ISO ef ritlXTS.
It LEACHED COXTOI
CLOAKS AND CLOAK. CJLOTIII.
Alio Ut ule- I.ncn lovpriee-l Ovtr.Coatt;
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?rBHMeirc wztin.t to tnule fr ths laae.
NASHVILLE (EDGEFIELD; it KENTCcf
TBEOUGH. B0UTE TO inz TfSST ASB TUB SCt
Coimnenclnfr Wednesday, Nov. 13, j
Trains "ill mi at follon:
8:00 AM ll,zifh!i Eiprcti Baas daltr. nates tmzn
for all pointi w an ud &nlh.
ouaset uorur at l
un tT ut etserionta
3:00 r U Freest aal AeeomxeoOittea Tra'
uon!eJ. Boas out? OCUrkiTiUs.
MbbU Xxprraa-rira la KithriEe at IS nliniii
freight aal Jtecemoctlttioa arrival at 12 noon.
Ihrongh Tirt.'j for nl la ColIj Street D ot for Iter 1
"tetania, OoIguioj, HooltUt, Jaexus, McttUr, K Oil
Con Tea crate States Arssxj Contra
T1S Qmrtrsmt.'i tcpirbaent desire to contract I
orrows. JlpplU Q. W UtTKNIHUHAlL
noriu Sw Assistant ynatermast.
Slumrnotia Auction Trade Sala Io.
1 nednr,' Wednossay and Thursday,?
lta t3IU and Uths
IIEXJ. F. SHIELDS COJIPX1 Y,
s iIiTulu to tke a?sheftMMeriaTvr7brr9 aid
W loaelr assorts scef svwaiMe
Dry Goads, Boot and Ilrogans,
niaioJKaiBiimnicas.-iuii. w e wn dot 09z 2 I
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ur to mat oacrei rarisf m innn.
Uere&intsssd dealers oalv are lorltei
coTiu-au centiu Socms, upposllt Sesraseo 1!;
Dwelling Ilonsc for Kent.
rna nste Xo SI Scnli Bamsor sieet, nesrr erpfl
Birr.ltsei. ippritSftstTHlsl.uaberT.rJ. I
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f Administrator's h'alo of Farnttui
On Saturday Momlnirjrio-r. lo.at o o'clc
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a l IM. seH oi tctoant ot Hr IS Tnris, A4mr. th
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lr vitleir ol h trvhal-nirt kltckta rarniUre.
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noui. szaj. ?. sBUina col
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JL d.y dissolTsd 17 liclutlon. Mr Traneu Tsiaiin 1
eSsrietf U books &cdusu,aad Is sntboiixed to
is Muiaess or said ana Mr Janata will bo rd
store cIMrMO Owen, (next djcr ts oar old atacd.1 wbi
persons indebted t as a o tsqsested to call asd msjes psjc
The aaso of tae lna will U used onlr In Uqtidulon.
JAUXS M. GOODIE
EtTj-t: ANDOZW CAMPBEI.!
DESIRABLE DRY GOO!
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consist zuialy cf
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