oon cannonading began on our left and front, and continued with intervals until sunset.
I have heard no explanation of the firing, but think it probable our troops started up the Shelbyville road to reconnoiter, discovered the enemy, and a small fight ensued.
It is said the enemy came within six miles of Murfreesboro yesterday, and attacked a forage train.
The weather has been somewhat undecided, and far from agreeable.
A lot of rebel papers, dated January 31st, have been brought in. They contain many extracts clipped from the Northern Democratic press, and the Southern soul is jubilant over the fact that a large party in Ohio and Indiana denounce President Lincoln.
The rebels infer from this that the war must end soon, and the independence of the Southern States be acknowledged.
Our friends at home should not give aid and comfort to the enemy.
They may excite hopes which, in time, they will themselves be compelled to help crush.