s at Chattanooga, he came to Murfreesboro, where Bragg's army was then collecting.
Staying here several days, he was urged by his Southern army friends to act as their spy in Kentucky.
The better to conceal his own feelings and position, he consented to do so, and he left General Bragg's headquarters to go to that State by way of Nashville, feigning important business, and from thence to go to his home, passing by and through Rosecrans' army as it lay stretched out between Nashville and Louisville.
The nameless man now makes his way to the Federal headquarters, seeks a private interview with General Rosecrans, and states his case fully as we have just related.
Here was something remarkable, surely — a spy in the confidence of the commanders of two great opposing armies!
Our general took much pains to satisfy himself of the honesty and soundness of the stranger.
He was pleased with the man's candid manner, and his story bore an air of consistency and truth.
Yet, he was a South