From Buell's army.
--In view of the dispatches published this morning from the West
, the following extract from a letter dated Chattanooga
, July 24th, about Buell
's army, is of interest:
's army is now nearly all concentrated near that point.
's division is said to be in the advance, with the brigades of Generals Tom Crittenden
, the latter said to be a brother of the late Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston
My in formant states the whole force to be about 35,000.
He says that the road from Stevenson
had not yet been repaired, (it having been torn up from the tunnel, twenty miles from Stevenson
, and several bridges burned,) and consequently that Buell
's supplies were still cut off. Their army was living on half rations, and the greatest insubordination existed among the Yankee
It was thought it would take some ten days to reorganize the army, in order to put it in fighting condition to advance on Chattanooga
, which It would now
seem has become a dernier resort,
in order for Buell
to save himself, if it be true that his supplies and retreat to Nashville
be cut off. It was believed that if it were practicable for Buell
to reach Nashville
with his troops, he would gladly have given up Andy Johnson
's mad project of taking East Tennessee
, and even abandoned Middle Tennessee
, so as to reach his old stand point at Bowling Green
, for the defence of Kentucky
His army is principally composed of Indians and Illinois
troops, with the 77th Pennsylvania, three from Missouri
, and some Kentucky
Another letter states Buell
's army at 40,000 men, and says a ‘"dash"’ would capture the whole command.
All that is left of the Grand Yankee
army of the Southwest is on its last legs.
is trying to guard the lines around Memphis
having so well succeeded in the manufacture of his lies while in the West
has been transferred to the army of Virginia, to cope, if possible with McClellan
, who has earned the reputation of being the greatest falsifier of the age.