correspondent of the Mobile Advertiser
says that "Rosy has humbugged folks.
'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."