--A correspondent of the Atlanta Register,
writing from Upper East Tennessee
, promises some cheering news from that direction.
As the Yankees
drop down the country they commit all sorts of depredations.
They are taking all the wheat, corn, hay, and hogs they can find, and laying waste everything before them.
they destroyed all the fencing for miles.
Col. George R. Powell
of the Branch Bank of Tennessee
, they have almost and numbers of others of the same vicinity.
, who was for so long a time Quartermaster at Knoxville
, they have stripped; and they went so far as to order his excellent lady to cook for them ! But, like a true Southern woman, us she is, she told them to begone.
As they go, crowd of Union people, including women and children, go with them, and it is said that Cumberland Gap
is blockaded with them.
It is certainly true that nearly all of them have left Jonesboro
' and Greenville
Hon. N. G. Taylor
, a preacher of right countless,
has certainly linked his destiny with them.
Hon. T. A. R. Nelson
is also understood to be gone, though I doubt this, for with all Mr. Nelson
's faults, I think him an honest and conscientious man. To be sure he is not at home, but is at Knoxville
, defending Southern men, many of whom have been arrested and put in jail.
I was surprised to learn that Rev. Mr. Stevens
and Col. Wayne Wallace
had been imprisoned.
This, however was their own fault, as they went back into the enemy's lines.