Nashville, Nov. 3.
--A special dispatch to the New York Tribune
, dated Washington
October 28th, says Gen. Scott
will voluntarily retire from his rank and its duties within ten days, solely on account of his physical infirmities.
Under an act of Congress he will continue to draw his pay. Hon. Jefferson Davis
, when Secretary of War
, overhauled the long-standing account of Scott
with the Government
, and brought him largely in debt.
, who has recast the account, says he had never overdrawn.
On the 26th ult., an order was issued from the Commander-in-Chief
should surrender his command to the next in authority and Gen. Hunter
sent Gen. Curtis
to St. Louis
to take the place of Fremont
, unless he was actually in the presence of the enemy, or pursuing him for battle.
, and Wilkinson
were at Washington
, representing to the Administration that the popular clamor of their constituents demands that McClellan
, or some one else, shall immediately whip the rebels on the south side of the Potomac
in a pitched battle near Bull Run
, if possible.