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Tennessee prisoners. --Capt. H. M. Ashby, with an escort, arrived in Nashville a few days ago, from knoxville, having in charge four prisoners who have been sent on for trial before the Confederate States District Court, at the October term, on a charge of treason. The names of the prisoners are John Gray, John W. Smith, Joel W. Jarvis and J. W. Thornburg. They were leaders in the rebellious movements in East Tennessee, and took an active part in leading citizens of that end of the State estray by the most despicable misrepresentations. They had a preliminary hearing before the Hon. West H. Humphreys, at Knoxville, and their guilt was so clear that he sent them before the Confederate States District Court for further trial, but the Sheriff of Knox county having refused to take an oath to support the Constitution of the Confederate States, Judge Humphreys felt unwilling to commit them to his custody, as jailor of Knox county, and ordered that they be confined in the jail of Da
Major-General G. W, Smith. --The President has confirmed the important commission of Major-General upon Major G. W. Smith, late Superintendent of Streets for the city of New York. General Smith is a native of Kentucky; and was one of the distinguished class of cadets that graduate at West Point in 1846. He graduated at the head of his class, and beat McClellan for the highest honors of the institution. He went into the Corps of Engineers of the army, and in that capacity served through the Mexican war, winning a higher reputation in army circles than any other officer of his grade in the service, and was brevetted a Major. By the universal attestation of all the old army, he is a man of extraordinary abilities. Gen. Smith goes up to Manassas this morning, and will take command of the army heretofore commanded by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Gen. Beauregard retaining command of his own. Gen. Johnston will assume general command of the two columns. It may be safely said that thes