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The murder of Capt. Freeman. --A correspondent of the Mobile Advertiser, writing from Shelbyville, gives the particulars of the assassination of Capt. Freeman, a Confederate officer, by the YanCapt. Freeman, a Confederate officer, by the Yankees. He says: I wrote you in my last an account of the assassination (as it may be truly called) of Capt. Freeman, commanding a battery in Van-Dorn's command, and taken, with a part of his baCapt. Freeman, commanding a battery in Van-Dorn's command, and taken, with a part of his battery, at the attack on Franklin, Tenn. Yesterday Gen. Polk sent me with important dispatches to Van- Dorn's headquarters, and I there learnt, from parties who took part in the engagement, all the particulars of the fight. It seems when Capt. Freeman battery was captured, and he and his subordinates sent to the rear, our cavalry made a dash at the Yankees, resolving to recapture our battery at all hazards.--The Yankees, to meet this charge, ordered Capt. Freeman to take command of his guns and use them against our country. To this inhuman demand the brave Freeman featly refused obedience,