a prisoner, that in sixty days General Thomas and all the force he would take into Tennessee would be captured, that Beauregard was quietly withdrawing his army from Manassas, and would soon be in Tennessee.
This may be true, but Garber feels willing to trust Gen. McClellan to keep the French rebel in check.
It seems to him, however, that some move similar to that one mentioned must be made by the rebels to save their railroad communications.
If General Thomas is permitted to reach Nashville Buckner's force will be cut off, and will be sandwiched between the divisions of Gen. Thomas and Gen. Buell, Carter and Schoepf at Knoxville, would break up the communication by the Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, and be equally disastrous to the rebels.
Ready for an advance.
A correspondent of the Buffalo (N. Y) Commercial, writing from Upton's Hill, Va., January 30, says:
Gen. Wadsworth has issued orders to his brigade to have all its axes put in perfect order, and kept so, a