movements of Gen. Floyd
--withdrawal of Federal troops from Western Virginia
--Yankee reports about the condition of Affairs in Richmond
Nashville, Dec. 3.
--A gentleman who has just arrived here from the army in Western Virginia
says that the campaign in that region is virtually ended for the winter.
The nature of the country, the want of forage and subsistence, and the condition of the roads, make any aggressive movement for the present, in his opinion, by either party, impracticable.
has fallen back to a point within thirty miles of the Va. and East Tennessee Railroad.
still holds his position near Cheat Mountain
It has already been announced that the enemy has withdrawal six regiments from Western Virginia
, and sent them to Kentucky
A special dispatch to the Chicago Tribune
, dated at Washington
on the 25th of November, says, that according to trustworthy private letters from Europe
, the Red Republicans
, and France
have made most ample preparations to rise in case the interference of England
in American affairs affords them an opportunity.
The same correspondent says:‘ "Richmond
families are packing up for fear of an attack in the rear.
The rebel Government, it is also believed, is removing its archives.
The best rebel paper money is at a discount of 30 per per cent.
Secession has reduced the post-office estimates, for the ensuing year, three millions of dollars below the cost of the year.
The prisoners who arrived here last evening on the Platte Valley
, were to-day sent to Norfolk, Mo.
, to be exchanged for Federal prisoners.
The schooner Alick Scott
brought down from Goose Island
, a man named Jaxon, charged with aiding men to cross from Illinois
to benefit Secession.
engaged a Federal vessel off the east end of Horn Island
at 9 o'clock this morning.
The Federals retired.