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Chapter XIV Appointed a Major General the secret expedition under Card the scout his capture by guerrillas escape a revenge party women soldiers a fight with sabres Tullahoma campaign a foolish adventure. On the 6th of January, 1863, my division settled quietly down in its camp south of Murfreesboroa. Its exhausted condition after the terrible experiences of the preceding week required attention. It needed recuperation, reinforcement, and reorganization, and I set about these matters without delay, in anticipation of active operations early in the spring. No forward movement was made for nearly six months, however, and throughout this period drills, parades, reconnoissances, and foraging expeditions filled in the time profitably. In addition to these exercises the construction of permanent fortifications for the security of Murfreesboroa was undertaken by General Rosecrans, and large details from my troops were furnished daily for the work. Much attention