A heavy case of Swindling.
--The Rome (Ga.) Courier,
noticing the arrival there of the prisoners captured by Gen. Forrest
The prisoners generally were remarkably impudent and insulting — especially the officers.
One of their officers — a Major — was publicly cursing Gen. Forrest
on the streets for a scoundrel and a rascal, stating that when Forrest
demanded a surrender, (the Yankee
negotiators were trying to get the best terms possible,) Forrest
appeared suddenly to get very mad; swore he would wait no longer; that he would rather kill the whole of them than not; ordered his couriers immediately to direct the commanders of four separate batteries to place them on separate points of hills; and ordered the commanders of four separate regiments to be formed immediately at particular points in line of battle; and that the couriers actually dashed off as though they were going to have these orders executed; and as they dashed off Forrest
told them his signal gun would be fired in ten minutes, when, in fact, he said, the rascals had but two little cannon and not more than a half regiment of men all told; that Forrest
was nothing but a d — d swindler.