--From a letter published in the Atlanta Confederacy,
dated Chattanooga, Tenn
, May 30, we copy the following:
During the present week our city has been in a state of wholesome excitement.
There has been marching to and fro of detachment of cavalry, artillery and infantry, and all that bustle and preparation that constitute the preliminaries of a "forward movement." This is no less gratifying to civilians than to the soldier who has seen wasting his energy and his health by the Lutetia of camp life — How a little "Stonewall
"-ism, it faced into our military lines throughout their whole extent, would change the aspect of the war, and give us visible evidence of a speedy termination of our struggle !
is now here; also, General Kirby Smith
I cannot speak by authority as to what movements are under discussion, but it is quite natural to suppose that our Governor thinks that Andy, the Usurper, has occupied his seat as long as the public welfare demands.
Hands an expedition for the recovery of Middle Tennessee
is not only a possible, but a very probable event.
There are many refugees from Middle Tennessee
now here — among them is Hon. And'w Ewing
, and others of note.
A meeting was held by them this morning, and the incipient steps taken for organizing a force from their own number to co-operate with the regular army, for the recovery of their homes and the dise of their action of the State
The skies are brightening in our beloved Tennessee
The 2,000 Yankee prisoners that passed through your city last week were taken from hereby steamer, down the river to Bellefonte Landing, where they were turned over to the Federal
The traffic between this point and Nashville
, via McMinnville
, is acquiring considerable magnitude, Loaded wagons arrive and depart daily.
Tobacco is the principal article exported, white shoes, stationery, dry goods
, and articles that will visit the most excessive profits, are brought in return.
This trade, contrary as it is to the spirit and letter of the laws between belligerent powers, and demoralizing as it is upon those engaged, is suffered to go on with impunity, although we have military and martial law in full blast, and Brigadiers and Provosts to protect the rights of our Confederacy.