--The Winchester (Tenn.) Bulletin,
of Saturday last, says that our pickets are almost within cannon shot of Murfreesboro
', but an engagement with the enemy seems less probable than it has seemed for some time.
Some say that Bragg
will advance, and some say that he will not. The same as to Rosecrans
In fact, since Rosecrans
has issued such stringent orders in regard to our ladies — saying that they shall not pass from Louisville
, or to Murfreesboro
', or within the limits of his department — this leads some to think he intends to commence a forward movement, for the purpose of "pulverizing" the South
As he stands now, he certainly is defeated, for his business is to advance.
That's what he came for — to crush the rebellion.
But for months he has stood behind his fortifications, while in his front, and all over the country in that section, the rebellion waxes more bitter still.
It is reported to us, by a gentleman just from the enemy's lines, that Rosecrans
's force has been greatly diminished by the sending of troops to Grant
, and that he has no idea of advancing.
His excuse last winter was the roads.
Surely the way is open now, and the roads are good.
But he might meet with some obstacles worse than had roads and high water courses.
We don't consider a fight imminent.