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The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee army Police System--Gen. Morgan's plans Betrayed. (search)
Nashville speedily and secretly. While at Tullahoma, however, he made the acquaintance of the rebel General, Forrest, who wished to employ him as a scout, with apparently full confidence in his loyalty to the South; but one trial by court-martial was enough for Johnson. Arrived at Nashville he reported at midnight to the chief of police. The next day he was publicly arrested on the streets as a spy of John Morgan and thrown into the penitentiary, where had just been contained a large number of Nashville rebels, preparatory to being sent to the North and to the South. He obtained their confidence and sympathies, and "dug us" some items of much interest to the Union cause. The Yankee papers publish the letters of Mrs Morgan ordering "black stick pomatum" for the General, No. 4½ slippers for herself, and laughingly observing, upon the receipt of a new dress, that she "was a belle, and could rival the evening dresses of Mrs. McK--," ordering a "No. 21 corset," and so forth.