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provisions for a week.
Still, immense quantities were destroyed — boxes of guns, large numbers of Bowie-knives roughly fashioned of iron, and every conceivable kind of shooting apparatus, and all sorts of hardware for cooking and other uses, in immense quantities.
I learn that we were not expected for a week, and we took them by surprise.
Our artillery made such quick time, that they received their first news of our approach in the shape of a cannonball, which struck the building in which Hardee was, and caused him to make double-quick time out of town.
We anticipated, for the first twenty-four hours, an attack from the confederate forces, as we had but only four regiments and some cavalry; but we have the town safe and fast now.
The citizens seem to be out of heart, and do nothing.
No alarm was given at a fire last night, arid you would not have known, in the back part of the town, that there was any fire.
Bowling Green had a population of about two thousand five hundred.