former, was preparing the way for a more formidable invasion.
On the morning of the 13th of July he suddenly appeared before Murfreesboroa, below Nashville, with about three thousand men,
Forrest's force was composed of one regiment each from Texas, Alabama, and Tennessee, and two from Georgia. and attacked the smaller National force there under General T. L. Crittenden, and Colonel W. W. Duffield of the Ninth Michigan.
The National force was composed of portions of the Ninth Michigan anearfully with grape and canister.
Steadily those lines moved on and reached the ditch, where they paused for a moment — a fatal moment — before making the contemplated charge.
Then Colonel Rogers, a brave acting-brigadier
Confederate flag. of Texas, with the new Confederate flag
by a recent act of the Congress at Richmond the design of the Confederate flag had been changed.
Instead of the Stars and bars first adopted (see page 256, volume I.), it was a white flag, with the Union represe