--The Augusta (Georgia) Chronicle
of the 18th says:
"A party of Confederate scouts, just from Tennessee
, report, among other items of news, that the Yankees
have killed Captain Frank Gurley
It will be remembered that Captain Gurley
was the man who killed the Yankee General McCook
, while riding in an ambulance, in Tennessee
, last year.
's sword, and being captured some time afterwards, was recognized by the Yankees
, who had sworn vengeance against him, by the sword.
They tried him by court- martial and convicted him as a bushwhacker, though they well knew that he was a commissioned officer of General Forrest
He was sentenced to death, but the violent threats made by General Forrest
of retaliation in the event of injury to Gurley
caused a postponement of the execution.
, if our memory serves us, threatened to shoot ten Yankee prisoners if Gurley