From the South.Hon. John Bell, of Tennessee, whose home has been occupied by the Yankees, is now at Talladega, Ala. The Yankees have robbed him of about forty negroes and $80,000 worth of other property. The Quincy (Fla). Dispatch says that about fifty men have armed themselves and banded together in Calhoun county, Fla., to resist the conscription act. --They got arms from the off the coast. The Federals in Tennessee are coming over to our side in great numbers. A letter from Capt. Kerr, at Kingston, Tenn., says: ‘ Yesterday, a Federal Major, who formerly lived in this county, came here and surrendered to me. --I sent him to Knoxville to take the oath and give bond. He informed me that our brigade was at London, Ky., where they had captured 400 horses, 600 mules, and 70 prisoners, 101 wagons loaded with arms, ammunition, and commissary stores.--The rest of the train guard ‘"skedaddled."’ He also informed me that Col. Scott's dispatch, stating the above facts, had been captured by the Federals.--These statements are no doubt true, as my informant says he has been in sight of our boys since the capture was made and knows they are true. He also says he was with the party which captured the bearer of Col. Scott's dispatches, and read the dispatches himself. There are a great many of the East Tennesseeans in the Federal army deserting and coming home. --About all the service I am rendering the country at present is administering the oath of allegiance to deserters from the Federal army. ’
Col. John H. Morgan's Proclamation.Headquarter's Morgan's Brigade., Hartsville, Tenn Having noticed in the Cincinnati Daily Gazette, of the 15th inst. an article dated ‘"Paris, Ky, 14th August, 1862,"’ whereby it appears that the agents of the Federal Government are (to use their own words) forcing Morgan's ‘"friends to pay for the acts of their favorite chieftain, "’ and thus violating all laws hitherto respected and acknowledged by civilized nations, forgetting and willfully closing their eyes to the fact that I, in my justifiable attacks on Federal troops and Federal property, have always respected the private property and persons of Union men, I do hereby declare that I will henceforth put the law of retaliation into full force, and act upon it with vigor. For every dollar exacted from my fellow citizens I will have two from all men of known Union sentiments, and will make their persons and property responsible for this payment. God knows it was my earnest wish to have conducted this war according to the dictates of my heart, and consonant to those feelings which actuate every honorable mind; but, forced by the vindictive and iniquitous proceedings of our Northern foes to follow their example, in order to induce them to return to more humane conduct, I will, for the future, imitate them in their exactions, retaliate upon them and theirs the cruelties and oppression with which my friends are visited, and continue this course until our enemies consent to make war according to the law of nations. Signed by me this 18th day of August, A. D. 1862. John H. Morgan, Colonel Commanding Brigade.
Gen. Breckinridge and the Yankee Commander at Baton Rouge.
To the Commanding Officer of the United States Forces at Baton Rouge:
John G. Breckinridge,
Major General C. S. A.
Halbert E. Paine,
Colonel Commanding U. S. forces.
Major Gen'l John C, Breckinridge, C. S. A.
A Regiment at a little girl's grave.At London, Tenn., a few days since, a little girl of fourteen, who had been very kind in waiting on the sick Confederate soldiers in the neighborhood, died of fever contracted in the camps. A letter says: ‘ A letter was addressed to her mother, expressing the deep regret of the whole command at the death of her daughter, tendering our warmest sympathies in her sad bereavement, and asking permission for the infantry battalion to attend her funeral services and burial in a body, as a mark of our respect for her character. Her mother kindly consented, and at three o'clock this evening the funeral services were performed. The different companies were drawn up in a grove in front of the house, and, after a few touching words from the minister, the corpse was placed in the hearse and was moved off in the direction of the grove the whole command following with reversed arms and solemn step. A more touching sight I have seldom witnessed. Tears were seen stealing down the manly cheeks of many a sun browned soldier, unaccustomed to weep. Her body having been deposited in its last resting place, they returned slowly and sadly to camp, having witnessed another illustration of the truth that ’ ‘ "All that's bright must fade;
The brightest — still the fleetest."