Nelson, the Tennessee traitor.
--We have already noticed the arrest of Nelson
, one of the traitors of Eastern Tennessee
, but have not been sole to give any of the particulars attending his capture.
papers of yesterday confirm the rumor of Nelson
's having been captured, but give no other details than that he was taken in the mountains of Virginia
, while making his way to the Federal Congress, to which he claimed to have been recently elected.
A friend in Lynchburg
has kindly furnished as with some of the details of his capture.
He was prowling among the mountains in Lee county, Virginia
, with an escort of three or four friends, when he was captured by a scouting party from Gen. Zollicoffer
He said he was on his way to Washington
, but, as he must have known that the Washington Congress would have adjourned before he could have reached there, the general impression is, that he was engaged in some nefarious plot, having for its object the introduction into Eastern Tennessee
of foreign mercenaries.
He is new under a strong guard at Abingdon, Virginia
, and future disclosures may involve him in treasonable practices against the peace and welfare of the Southern Confederacy, which will place him in a very unpleasant predicament.