Trial of a Confederate soldier for murder.
, of the C. S. Army, who made a dash on the train of McCook
, the Yankee General
, and killed McCook
himself, is being tried by court-martial in Nashville
he having been captured by the Yankees
a few weeks since.
A letter from Nashville
, dated the 4th instant, and published in the Cincinnati Commercial
The evidence for the prosecution of the case of Gurley
, the guerilla, who murdered Gen. McCook
, of Ohio
, closed to-day before the Military Commission, of which Col. John F. Miller
, of the 29th Indiana, is President
The court granted a continuance of the case until the 13th, to enable Gurley
to procure a witness among the rebel prisoners at Camp Chase. Capt. Hunter Brooke
is the chief witness, having been present at the murder.
plead not guilty, but outside the court admitted having shot Gen. McCook
while acting as a soldier in the rebel service.
It will be difficult to convince the court that Gurley
was acting as a soldier at the time; for the rebel papers, detailing the murder, spoke of it as such, and spoke of him as a partisan ranger.
The statement about the rebel papers is false.--On the contrary, it was pronounced at the time one of the most brilliant cavalry dashes of the war.