Three thousand seven hundred of the Federal
prisoners captured by General Beauregard
arrived at Chattanooga, Tennessee
, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
They were on their way to a place of security.
The Correspondent, writing from Chattanooga
or date of May 30, says:
Take them altogether, they are quite and able-bodied set of man, evidently the flower of the Northern
army, being natives of Wisconsin
They were not treated with discourtesy at Chattanooga
Eight hundred of them were sent down the Tennessee
When they were about to leave Chattanooga
they gave three cheers for Colonel Claiborn
, the Confederate Provost Marshal
of the town.
The remainder of them were sent in different directions beyond our lines, having, no doubt, been paroled."
The letter goes on to say that Governor Harris
, of Tennessee
, arrived at Chattanooga
on the morning of the 30th ultimo, from Memphis
"I have not seen him yet. I hope be will not much longer remain a refugee, but may soon be welcomed by the oppressed fair one of his own beautiful capital.
I have heard several anecdotes related by persons from Nashville
, amongst which is the following: A little boy, a vender of pies, started out with his basket, when he was accosted by a Federal on a horse; a tempting pie was purchased, when the Federal
, suspicions by a depraved nature, requested the boy to taste a pieces; the boy complied, returned it, and the Federal
The boy understanding the fears of Uncle Sam's hireling, immediately sang out, 'Don't you think I know'd which side had the pisin?'--The pie was thrown down hastily, but the boy kept the dime and the joke.
‘"A lady and child was crossing to Edgefleld in a boat with some Federals, when the little patriot shouted for Jeff Davis
,' said the Federal
, 'do you teach your children that?' 'Yes, sir,' she replied, bravely; 'also to hate you from their cradles to their graver.' Go home, you wooden nutmeg manufacturers — the spirit of the South
is invincible, the rebel flowers thrive most when trampled on. 'Out of the months of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected scorn."’
is coming will be here to-morrow.
, from Augusta
, arrived here last night, bringing a magnificent saddle.
It was captured during the Mexican
war, and has been in the possession of the old hero, Gen. Twiggs
Subsequently, it was purchased by a gentleman in Augusta
, and is now here as a taken of appreciation of gallant Col. Morgan
, by a subscription of citizens from the above-named place.
The workmanship, which is of silver, is most elaborates, everything completing it is most superb.
A rare saddle for a rare man. Said a lady, a few days ago to Col.
M., on her presentation to him: 'Colonel
, I would rather shake hands with you than any other man but my husband.' Ladies possessing that rare virtue of loving their 'liege lords,' will appreciate this genuine sentiment.
It spoke volumes."’
'Hearts are anxiously throbbing and eyes expectantly turned towards Virginia
Shall we or shall we not be free?
That's the question.'
‘"Just us I am writing four soldiers have passed, carrying a tiny coffin, containing the little form of some comrades child.
Rough hands, perhaps, have dashed aside the tear as they stood around the sufferer's bed; but it is safe now. These are the precious gems to be collected in the day when 'He shall come to gather up His jewels.'"’