From Nashville.the Army of Occupation--Loyalty of the native citizens — the Yankees have a hard road to travel.
The editor of the Knoxville Register gathers from two gentlemen who recently left Nashville some interesting and valuable information in regard to the condition of things there a portion of which we copy: One of our informants reports the effective Federal force at the Capital as consisting of only three regiments. There are yet seven thousand sick Federal soldiers in the hospitals, although large numbers have been recently removed. Some weeks ago there were as many as fourteen thousand in the hospitals, and the deaths numbered from sixty to one hundred per day. When the invaders first entered city there were among the native population, about twenty or thirty Union men; and such have been the outrages committed and the tyranny exercised, that the sentiments of these have undergone an entire revolution, and there is not now a single Union man in the place. Andy Johnson's appointees to office are all either Northern men, who have been residents there, or unnaturalized all us. The same is the case with his body guard, and the boasted Tennessee regiment he has attempted to raise. The Federal pickets will not leave the turnpike, for fear of bushwhackers and Morgan men. The ladies of Nashville are as vindictive as ever against the Federal, and the men quite as far from being friendly. The Northern soldiers freely express their disappointment and surprise at not being more cordially welcomed by the oppressed and terrorized. Union element they came to liberate Severed brigades from different free States, disgusted with the imposition practiced upon them in this respect, and with the representations made to them that the rebellion would be ended in thirty days, that the capture of Nashville would immediately bring Tennessee back to its allegiance, &c., old demand their discharge and refused to fight longer against the South. They were disarmed, but as there were too many of them to think of hanging, and too many to held in Nashville as prisoners until they could be reduced to subordination, they were all sent northward under guard. This probably gave rise to the rumor we heard some time ago about the evacuation of Nashville. The rumors we have had of the demoralization of the invading army are not exaggerated. The deserters from Nashville number fifteen or twenty daily. A Michigan regiment applied to a lawyer to get a writ of habeas corpus to claim a discharge from service on the ground that they were induced to enlist by false pretences — that they came South to fight for one object, and found that the war was prosecuted for a different object. Upon applying to the commanding officer to know if the write of habeas corpus would be respected, his reply was that is would not, and if taken out he would shoot every man of them for mutiny. These facts Andy Johnson's vigilant censorship of the press has prevented from becoming generally public. The tax bill passed by the Lincoln Congress has created much excitement among such of the troops as are small property holders. They swear they can never pay it, and that their property shall not be sold for it. They intend to return home to resist it and if the war is not ended in thirty days, they will lay down their arms. Had we space, we could recite many more of these facts, all going to show that "the way of the transgressor is hard," and that the Lincoln Seward despotism "has a hard road to travel."