Com. Buchanan's naval engagement.
Gen. Winder's blunders.
Mr. Benjamin Secretary of State.
Mr. G. W. Randolph Secretary of War.
It is certain that the City of Nashville has been evacuated, and will, of course, be occupied by the enemy.
Gen. Johnston, with the remnant of his army, has fallen down to Murfreesborough, and as that is not a point of military importance, will in turn be abandoned, and the enemy will drop out of the State into Alabama or Mississippi.
Gen. Jos. E. Johnston has certainly made a skillful retrograde movement in the face of the enemy at Manassas.
He has been keeping McClellan and his 210,000 men at bay for a long time with about 40,000.
After the abandonment of his works it was a long time before the enemy knew he had retrograded.
They approached very cautiously, and found that they had been awed by a few Quaker guns — logs o