The selfishness developed in such a crisis is humiliating.
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The opinion prevails there that Nashville will be burnt, first or last — if not when we leave it, then when we drive the enemy out of it. For Tennesseeans are resolved that the enemy shall not rest on their soil.
Gen. Floyd and staff left Thursday morning, and it was understood that Capt. John H. Morgan, with his company, would retire slowly, as the enemy in force entered.
The Louisiana cavalry, Col. Scott, were near Franklin, on their way to the vicinity of Nashville, where they will act as scouts and hold the enemy closely in bounds.
As far out as Brentwood, Franklin and Columbia, some people are leaving their homes and sending off their slaves.
Others, deeply-committed Southerners, stand and risk the consequences.
They look for inconveniences and heavy losses, staying or going.
In reply to the question often asked, whether any Union element has been developed by these events: Ther