All a lie.
--The Cleveland (Tenn.)
Sooner of the 24th inst., says:
The report that has been extensively circulated, by certain individuals, that Colonel Vaughn
had burnt the dwelling-houses of the people of Morgan
and Scott counties
, and turned women and little children out of door, is every word a lie. A gentleman who wash the expedition informs as that Col. Vaughn
's orders was that no dwelling was to be burnt under the pain and penalty of death No out house was fired where it even endangered a dwelling-house — neither were the soldiers allowed to enter or take anything from them.--It was only the out-houses that contained forage that were destroyed.
This Col. Vaughn
done in compliance with an order from a superior officer.