Brig. Gen. Spear.
Clift, from Hamilton, was organizing the 7th regiment. R. M. Edwards was over there, getting up a mounted regiment, to get after McLean's regiment.
Young Pickens, who got his hand nearly cut off at Strawberry Plains Bridge, holds an office in one of the regiments.
I could hear of but few from my county.
Bogard and Jones, from Philadelphia; Rosers, from Fork Creek; John B. Libton's son, from near Morganton; and a few others, were all I could hear of from my county.
David Cleveland, from near my town, has not joined the army, but is trading in stock; his brother, the Major, from Hamilton, has resigned and gone back into Kentucky, as well as many other East Tennessee officers.
Cliagan, of Bradley county is Captain of a company; Sneed, of Monroe county, is a Captain also.
Colonel Bird says that his opinion is that the North cannot crush the rebellion in less than eighteen months. They also say that they will have six hundred thousand men in the field soon.