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The Daily Dispatch: December 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], Review of the army of the West by President Davis. (search)
viewed the army of the West at Murfreesboro'. An account of this review, by a reporter who was present, is published in the Chattanooga Rebel.--The division of Gen. Breckinridge was first reviewed, and afterwards the divisions of Cheatham's and Withera's, with the artillery commands belonging to each, also passed in review. The President followed by the corps and division Generals, the Brigadier Generals of the command, and their staff officers, rode down the lines at full gallop.--The General of each division rode on the right of the President, as their respective divisions were drawn up in review. The men in open ranks stood with arms presented, the officers saluting, and the regimental bands playing, each band taking it up in succession, as the cortege passed. The regiments were then wheeled into column and "passed in review" before the President. Among the officers conspicuously mentioned in connection with the review; are Gens. Bragg, Hardee, Polk, Breckinridge and Chestham.
The enemy evacuating Nashville. Mobile, Dec. 19. --A special dispatch to the Advertiser and Register, from Murfreesboro', says that prisoners from Nashville report the enemy gradually evacuating the city, in the direction of Bowling Green. They are removing their heavy guns across the river. This movement is supposed to be with the object of reinforcing Grant's army. Wm. H. Polk died on the 13th Inst.