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. It became evident that a great battle was to be fought, and that the morrow would decide the fate of Murfreesboro'. The Union army was in good spirits, the advance being in full sight of the enemy and the village of Murfreesboro' General Rosecrans was busy all day in making a proper disposition of his forces, and seeing that nothing was left undone to insure a victory to the Union arms on the following day. The Herald says our forces number 62,750, and are commanded by Gen. Joseph Eggleston Johnston. A dispatch from Washington dated the 1st inst., says: For past the opinion has been expressed by the highest military authorities here that the decisive battles of this winter's campaign were to be fought in the Southwest. The battle of Murfreesboro' was, therefore, no surprise. Expressions have been uttered by those in authority showing that they are not entirely satisfied with the result of this battle as decisive, even were we to recover the uninterrupted navig