We make up the following interesting intelligence from our Southern exchanges:
Lead and Salt Mines in Danger.
The Abingdon (Va.) Democrat,
of the 15th, says:
A courier arrived here on Thursday evening from Gen. Marshall
's headquarters with intelligence that 6,000 Yankee troops were advancing on the Buchanan
road for the purpose of seizing the Salt Works
, Lead Mines and Railroad.
Let the militia prepare themselves for a brush with the Hessians.
More troops from Georgia.
has made a requisition on Gov. Brown
, of Georgia
, for twelve thousand additional troops for the Confederate
Under the new army law recently passed by Congress, an opportunity is afforded for all who desire to meet the invaders of our soil to organize companies, battalions, and regiments, and to elect their company and field officers.
has issued his proclamation requiring all persons subject to military duty, to attend at the regimental or battalion parade ground or independent battalion to which they belong, on the 4th day of March next, to have their names enrolled, as every one failing so to attend, unless prevented by Providential cause, of which he must send satisfactory evidence to the commanding officer
, will be immediately drafted to serve during the war, and compelled to enter the service without delay.
Last Friday was observed by the people of Savannah, Ga.
, as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer.
has received a telegraphic dispatch from the Mayor
inquiring about the mediated attack on the city, and tendering us the aid of volunteers from that city.
Arms collected in Tennessee.
The Knoxville Register
says that Capt. M. H. Stephens
, formerly of the 3d Tennessee regiment, has collected and delivered three wagon loads of guns at the armory in Knoxville
He has collected several additional loads of guns and will soon deliver them, also.
In addition to the fire-arms, he has captured a two-horse wagon load of bowie-knives
, manufactured by country artisans out of mill saws, flies, &c. The arms were all taken chiefly from the disaffected men in Blount county
Many of whom are now making their way to the mountains to join the Lincoln
The military spirit of Tennessee.
the spirit of the people is fully aroused.
Both cities have taken prompt and energetic measures for the purpose of putting every available man in the ranks for defence.
a large meeting and procession of the first citizens of the place was held.
They marched through the principal streets of the city, amid the waving of handkerchiefs by the ladies on the sidewalks, to the Public Square
, where they were entertained with able and eloquent speeches from Governor Brown
, the Hons.
G. A. Henry
, Andrew Ewing
, Judges Baxter
, all of whom had marched up in the procession.
The speakers explained the object of the meeting to be for the purpose of raising and equipping a regiment for the defence of our homes against the Hessian invaders, and the thorough organization of the entire effective force of the city, so that they may be thoroughly drilled and ready at any moment to take the field.
More troops from Alabama.
The President has called upon the Governor
to furnish twelve additional regiments of soldiers, to serve for three years of during the war. In obedience is the registration Gov. sceptor and a stirring proclamation entirely for volunteers.