l grew out of a difference of opinion between these two distinguished Lincolnites as to the policy of the Federals evacuating Nashville at present.
Buell contended that it was a "military necessity," and, flanked as he was, east and west, with Gen. Bragg's army to the north of him, and the Confederates also holding Chattanooga and Murfreesboro' to the south, it was impossible for him to hold Nashville and subsist his army.
Johnson replied that, not withstanding the reasons alleged by Buell, th Johnson down, jumping upon him, and giving him a very sound beating.
Johnson's face is said to have been very badly bruised.
At last accounts Johnson had fled the place, and Buell endeavored to follow the Governor's example, but finding that Geo. Bragg was too quick for him, and had placed his powerful army between the Cumberland and Gallatin, retraced his steps and re-entered Nashville.
Here he will probably remain until forced to surrender for lack of supplies.
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