Tennessee column Rolling on.
--The first battalion of the Middle
Tennessee Regiment, known as the Walker Legion
, under command of Col. Wm. B. Bate
, reached this place about two o'clock yesterday evening.
Though the time of their coming was not generally known, quite a large concourse of our citizens, including a number of ladies, assembled at the depot and gave them an East Tennessee
and Lieut.Col. L. L. Goodall
There were about five hundred, and as fine a body of soldiers as have passed through here.
In answer to a call made upon him, Col. McClelland
, addressed the crowd in a patriotic manner.
His address was well received.
As soon as it was known that Col. Bate
was on the train, vociferous calls were made for him. He appeared on one of the cars, under the flag of the Southern Confederacy, and made one of his eloquent and soul stirring speeches, which found a happy response in every bosom present.
He is one of the finest orators in the State
, and an accomplished scholar and gentleman. --Tennessee
may well be proud of this chivalric son, and her honor can be safely entrusted to him on the tented field.
Brief addresses were made in answer to calls, by J. W. Humes
, and Col. John H. Crozier
The remaining battalion on this regiment will pass through here on Thursday next.--Knoxville Register.