previous next


Humbugged.

--The Tullahoma correspondent of the Mobile Advertiser says that "Rosy has humbugged folks. Grant's army is not with him, and he is not strongly reinforced. But the biter was also bit; for our little cavalry raids which went after cattle induced the belief that Longstreet was invading Kentucky, and Rosy detached many regiments to go after him. So that swindling is a game that two can play at. Rosy can, it is believed, assemble 30,000 men at Murfreesboro'. It is a secret whether we can equal his force or not. I will tell you, however, what I believe about results. We are safe, and will hold our present position at least — probably gain a few miles of territory from him. This is all I expect at present. Our army is in the best possible condition — well fed, healthy, confident, and enthusiastic."

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Tullahoma (Tennessee, United States) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Longstreet (1)
Grant (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: