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 fion either side.
The miscarriage of the 2d determined General Bragg to begin to fall back on Tullahoma; but all day of the 3d our forces maintained their line of battle taken up early that morning.freesboro' on Sunday, the 4th of January, 1863.
Meantime his adversary was in full retreat on Tullahoma, thirty-six miles distant.
By this time General Bragg's corps commanders, as well as their sunecessitated an entire change of our lines, and Saturday his determination was to fall back to Tullahoma and await General Rosecrans's advance.
No such move, however, having been made, our army went for disobedience of orders, but for killing the man. During one of General Bragg's rides near Tullahoma, he happened to meet a countryman dressed in his butternut garb, one of those rough, independe