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The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee army Police System--
's plans Betrayed. (search)
The Yankee army Police System--Gen. Morgan's plans Betrayed. Among the new institutions characteristic of that nation which has been in
ul attempt by a Kentucky traitor to install himself as a spy for Gen. Morgan in February last, while he was the chosen instrument of the Fede otorious Truesdale.
The party now assumes the name of Johnson; but Morgan and his officers at least know his real name.
The treachery was entirely successful, and the spy both carried and brought letters for Morgan and his family, which letters were duly read at Nashville by the detectives before they were delivered; and thus, and in other ways, Morgan's plans were communicated to the foe. This revelation should furnish tance, the spy saved Nashville when it was weak by false reports to Morgan of its strength; caused the capture of Capt. Chariton Morgan at LexCapt. Chariton Morgan at Lexington; exposed Gen. M.'s plans, and possibly led to the later disasters which befell his command.
The following is the spy's narrative, un