erms had not, at the latest advices, been submitted to the Union commander.
Gen. Johnston informed the citizens that he should be compelled to evacuate the place on account of his inability to defend it with the force at his command, and Gen. Pillow subsequently made a speech to the public, in which he informed them that the army would fall back and endeavor to retrieve their losses from another point.
On Sunday, the army evacuating Bowling Green passed through Nashville, en route for Murfreesboro, or some other locality in that vicinity — a heterogeneous mixture of artillery, cavalry, infantry, ambulances, wagons, and negroes, all worn down with their long forced march of eighty miles.
The city is said to have been very unsound, and McClernand himself confessed that he was in daily receipt of information concerning the movements of our troops.
Phosphorous and other inflammable compounds have since been found concealed ready for use, and it is also stated that a batch of Union