--From the Knoxville Register
we learn that Cumberland Gap
has been evacuated by the Confederates
, and that the force which has so long been stationed there, has fallen back to a position on the Clinch river
in noticing the evacuation, says, ‘"that the croakers may not draw any conclusions from this movement distressing to the nerves of those who have of late been so shaky in regard to the safety of East Tennessee
, we may state that before the Gap
was evacuated the Federals
had left there, after so blockading the road in their flight that they could not return if they would.
In the opinion of some of our military men, the abandonment of the Gap
has long been held to be a politic measure.
The five or six thousand men that it has required to watch it can now be sent to a field of operations more destructive the foe." ’