--A gentleman just from Knoxville, Tenn
, says that a difficulty occurred in Nashville
during the early part of the past week between Gen. Don Carlos Buell
, commander of the Yankee
army of the West, and Andy Johnson
's Provisional Governor
The quarrel grew out of a difference of opinion between these two distinguished Lincolnites as to the policy of the Federals
contended that it was a ‘"military necessity,"’ and, flanked as he was, east and west, with Gen. Bragg
's army to the north of him, and the Confederates
also holding Chattanooga
' to the south, it was impossible for him to hold Nashville
and subsist his army.
replied that, not withstanding the reasons alleged by Buell
, the place must not be evacuated; and if it was he should certainly blow up the Capitol
building before he made his way out of the city.
rejoined by stating that he would cause Johnson
to he shot if he dared destroy the Capital
remarked that Buell
was a d — d scoundrel.
This was an insult that the Federal General
felt himself bound to resent, which he did by knocking Johnson
down, jumping upon him, and giving him a very sound beating.
's face is said to have been very badly bruised.
At last accounts Johnson
had fled the place, and Buell
endeavored to follow the Governor
's example, but finding that Geo. Bragg
was too quick for him, and had placed his powerful army between the Cumberland
, retraced his steps and re-entered Nashville
Here he will probably remain until forced to surrender for lack of supplies.
This intelligence was brought to Knoxville
on Sunday last by a gentleman who had escaped from Nashville