--We have been placed in possession of the facts in regard to the prisoners brought to this city a day or two since from Nelson county, Va.
It appears that the entire credit is due to the ‘"Nelson county
Tigers,"’ an organization of citizens or and of Col. R. P. Lyon
A considerable of deserters and traitors have taken their in a mountain gap on the Tye River turnpike
, where, being fully armed, they defy any power to take them, dead or alive.
The ‘"Tigers"’ have determined to break up this nest, and in one successful foray, already made captured some and killed two. The names of the persons killed were James Fitzgerald
, a deserter from Capt. J. Henry Rivers
company, and Andrew J. Hatter
, who failed to comply with the Governor
's proclamation of the 10th of March, calling out the militia.
is about to return to Nelson county
, armed with full powers to proceed against these disloyal individuals, and we doubt not the gang will soon be broken up.