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nce, some days afterward, he emerged, and went to McMinnville, at which place General Nelson was then in commans best he could. In these expeditions he visited McMinnville, Murfreesboro, Altamont, on the Cumberland mountaNashville, procured the medicine, and returned to McMinnville, where he delivered some of it. Thence he travell him, he left Murfreesboro on Friday, and went to McMinnville. He had been there but little more than an hour outside the rebel lines, he proceeded on foot to McMinnville, arriving there on the 19th of January 1863, and oods. This was granted, and the wagon brought to McMinnville, whence Morford went to Chattanooga, representingking a few days' stay in Murfreesboro, he went to McMinnville, and remained there several days, during which tif another, and then proceeded in the direction of McMinnville. Hiding themselves in the woods near this place f Woodbury, when they struck across the road from McMinnville to Woodbury. Near Logan's Plains they were fired
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion, Bible Smith, the East Tennessee scout and spy. (search)
ate scrip, to effectually raise the spirits; and then the scout, saying, Ye kin reckon on gittina sich brandy, giniral, as wull sot ye up so high ye'll nuver come down agin, walked leisurely out of the rebel lines. Once, while scouting near McMinnville, Bible was captured by a small party of Forrest's cavalry. One of the Confederates knew him, and he was told he must die. Throwing a rope over the limb of a tree, they adjusted it about his neck, and the rebel officer, taking out his watch, sth his watch in his hand. At last, turning suddenly away, he said to his men: Take off the rope! Take him to the general. He may do what he likes with him. I'll be d-d if I'll hang him. Before they reached Forrest's headquarters at McMinnville, they were set upon by a squad of Union cavalry, who rescued the prisoner, captured a half dozen of the privates, and gave the captain a mortal wound in the side. Bible laid him upon the grass, and, taking his head tenderly in his lap, prayed