--The Knoxville Register
complains that a few days since, when many of the wounded of our army in Virginia
passed through that city, on their way to their Southern homes, and stopped for a time at the railroad depot, not a woman of Knoxville
made her appearance at the depot.
The editor says:
Our Army Surgeons did their whole duty, but there was no woman of Knoxville
alleviating the sufferings of the soldiers; there was none ministering to their wants, not one whose smile and soft words of heartfelt sympathy often remind the dying of the welcome of angels that awaits them at the gateway of perfect beatitude beyond the grave.
A few days ago a body of Abolition prisoners were brought to this city,--of those cut-throats who have come amongst us as agents of that relentless despotism which would evoke the horrors of servile insurrection from the womb of revolution.
These prisoners of war were cared for by our military authorities just as they do for our own soldiers, and yet the fair daughters of Knoxville
have been seen in their midst dispensing delicacies and smiles.