ating and signing as below:
"Nashville, July 10.
"To Henry Dent, Provost Marshal, Louisville:
"Gen. Forrest, commanding a brigade, attacked Murfreesboro', routed our forces, and is now moving on Nashville.
Morgan is reported to be between Scottsville and Gallatin, and will act in concert with Forrest, it is bending.
"Stanley Mathews, Provost Marshal"
I am not aware that Gen Morgan claims to be a prophet, or the son of a prophet, but Forrest did attack Murfreesboro', and rout the enemy.
On arriving at Lebanon, July 12th, I accompanied the advance guard into town, and took possession of the telegraph office immediatelceipted for this message, and again manufactured a message to confirm the information General Ward had received from Midway, and not knowing
The taking of Murfreesboro' by Forrest was three days afterwards — on the 18th--EDs.
the tariff from Frankfort to Lexington, I could not send a format message; so appearin