--The Nashville Patriot
, of the 13th, says:
We have been credibly informed that some of the United States troops were yesterday rehearsing the skirmish drill and going through other evolutions in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
No pretext in the world can justify such a shameful outrage upon the sacred feelings of the citizens of Nashville
The flowers and plants flourishing there are the sad mementoes of many a bereaved hearts, perhaps the only comforts left to them in the wide world is to nourish and protect them, hoping some day to make their bed also beneath their verdant beauty.
How cruel, then, to deprive us, when thus situated, of this melancholy pleasure, when the whole world affords no other.
One must feet to know how deep in the heart sinks an affliction of this character.
We do not believe that any gentleman in the army would tolerate or let pass unrebuked such a disgraceful proceeding as this.
We hope that measures will be immediately taken by the proper persons to suppress and prevent a repetition of the offence.