Mr. John M. Crowley
, of this city, Superintendent
of the division of the telegraph line between Lynchburg
, has been released by Gen. Burnside
and sent through the lines by flag of truce.
He has since arrived in Richmond
In the city of Knoxville
he represents that, notwithstanding many statements to the contrary, there was comparatively little Union feeling shown, when the Federal
Several prominent families were very active in welcoming them, but among the middle and poorer classes they met with no favor.
The jail in Knoxville
has been pretty full ever since the Yankees
The authorities were committing "everybody for everything." A man circulated a report that the Federals
had been whipped at Chattanooga
, and in a few hours he was in jail, with the unhappy listeners who had heard and been rash enough to repeat the story.
One day the Daily Bulletin,
published there by the "blue belly," came out with an editorial denouncing these reports, and significantly added, "We have known men hung for much less offences than this." This was a settler, and Knoxville
the next day was perfectly silent on the Chickamauga
It was ten days after the battle had occurred before it was allowed to be talked of in the streets.
was very kind to the citizens generally, as were his officers.
was in command in the city, spoke of Gen. Ewell
very highly, and told with consiberable jollity of a champagne supper in Washington
, at which he was present, where several Southern officers, about leaving for the Confederacy
, were taken leave of by their friends who still remained in the U. S. Army.
The soldiers were kept in tolerable subjection, and citizens were not interfered with to any great extent.
One of the sights to be seen in the city was a Yankee soldier with his head shaved, and labelled "thief," marched up and down the street, followed, by a file of soldiers and a band of music.
One of the regiments in Burnside
's army corps (9th) had inscribed on its flag "Bull Run
," which amused the people considerably.
was on parole during his stay in Knoxville
, extending to about two months, but spent much of the time in prison "on suspicion," as the Yanks called it.
The bushwhacking in East Tennessee
is still on the increase — brother bushwhacks brother.
The Union men shoot a loyal citizen every chance they get, and a number of Morgan
's disbanded men or stragglers in their turn bushwhack the Unionists.
Neither party shows much mercy.
The Yankee Generals with Burnside
seemed very confident that the "rebellion would be crushed" in a few months.