tly thought the Government should use all its resources to drive the Confederates into the Gulf of Mexico.
A reconnaissance Toward Gallatin, Tenn.--the rebels Morgan and Forrest at Huntsville. Nashville, Aug. 17.
--Col. Miller made an armed reconnaissance near Gallatin last night.
His force consisted of the 79th Pennsylvania, 11th Michigan, and Best's battery.
He found the enemy had decamped Morgan has gone to Herdvills; whereas, it is reported, he has effected a junction with Forrest.
Two Union couriers were captured last night by Stone's men, nine miles from Nashville, on the Murfreesboro' road; they took the dispatches, but liberated the couriers, telling them to assure the Federal authorities that the Confederates would surely have Nashville to-day, (Sunday.)
A party of the 1st Tennessee cavalry undertook to surround a rebel house, six miles from Nashville, last night, and capture the occupants, but were tired upon from the windows and guerrillas in the woo