His vigilance was so well known by the infantry that they never feared a surprise.
Hard marching, stony roads, and deep fords lay before us until we had crossed Cumberland Gap.
But at last almost all that had been taken out of Kentucky was safely conveyed to Morristown, Tenn.
About the 31st of October, 1862, General Bragg, having made a short visit to Richmond, there obtained the sanction of the Confederate Government for a movement into middle Tennessee.
Returning to Knoxville, General Bragg made preparations with the utmost rapidity for the advance to Murfreesboro‘, where General Breckinridge was already posted, and General Forrest was operating with a strong, active cavalry force.
Our headquarters were advanced to Tullahoma on the 14th of November, and on the 26th to Murfreesboro‘. Notwithstanding long marches and fighting, the condition of the troops was very good; and had they been well clad, the Confederate army would have presented a fine appearance.