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A Fisticuffs in Nashville.

--A gentleman just from Knoxville, Tenn, says that a difficulty occurred in Nashville during the early part of the past week between Gen. Don Carlos Buell, commander of the Yankee army of the West, and Andy Johnson, Lincoln's Provisional Governor of Tennessee. The quarrel grew out of a difference of opinion between these two distinguished Lincolnites as to the policy of the Federals evacuating Nashville at present. Buell contended that it was a ‘"military necessity,"’ and, flanked as he was, east and west, with Gen. Bragg's army to the north of him, and the Confederates also holding Chattanooga and Murfreesboro' to the south, it was impossible for him to hold Nashville and subsist his army. Johnson replied that, not withstanding the reasons alleged by Buell, the place must not be evacuated; and if it was he should certainly blow up the Capitol building before he made his way out of the city. Buell rejoined by stating that he would cause Johnson to he shot if he dared destroy the Capital. Whereupon Johnson remarked that Buell was a d — d scoundrel. This was an insult that the Federal General felt himself bound to resent, which he did by knocking Johnson down, jumping upon him, and giving him a very sound beating. Johnson's face is said to have been very badly bruised. At last accounts Johnson had fled the place, and Buell endeavored to follow the Governor's example, but finding that Geo. Bragg was too quick for him, and had placed his powerful army between the Cumberland and Gallatin, retraced his steps and re-entered Nashville. Here he will probably remain until forced to surrender for lack of supplies. This intelligence was brought to Knoxville on Sunday last by a gentleman who had escaped from Nashville.

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