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The Daily Dispatch: December 11, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Yankee army Police System--Gen. Morgan's plans Betrayed. (search)
B. Johnson. Truesdale, whom the Yankees denounce as an infamous swindler and scoundrel, takes the matter in hand: Note from Chief of Police to Gen. Rosecrans. General: I have sent Johnson back with information not very inviting to Gen. Morgan; yet I am of opinion the latter will make a raid upon some point in your command within ten days. He has a chain of scouts this morning extending from Stone's river perhaps into the city, all the way through to Lebanon, Greenville, Smithville, and McMinnville, his general headquarters. One hundred of his men were at Stone's river last night, I am informed. Yours, &c., Wm. Truesdale, Chief of Army Police. The spy Johnson was sent back to Morgan with proper instructions, made his trip successfully, returned and reported as follows: I left Nashville February 9, and stayed at Stewart's Ferry that night; next morning went four miles beyond Beard's Mill; next day went five miles beyond Liberty. On the 12th went