l Commanding. Gen. S. Cooper, Adjutant-General, Richmond, Va.
Chattanooga daily rebel account.
Murfreesboro, January 2, 1863.
In the mad whirl of Wednesday's battle, yesterday's intense expectancy, and to-day's uncertainty, a great deal was heard, felt, said, believed, hoped.
I will tell you how it happened.
The Yankees came out from Nashville a week ago yesterday, with baggage marked to Bridgeport and Chattanooga.
A column confronted General Hardee's corps d'armee, say at Triune — another General Polk's advance at La Vergne.
Heavy skirmishing Friday and Saturday last week, on both lines.
Result found, on Sunday morning, a confederate battle-line, say six miles long, three to four miles in front of Murfreesboro, Yankees at Stewart's Creek, ten miles from there advancing upon Bridgeport and Chattanooga.
That day and Monday we intrenched and got otherwise ready.
Yankees approached slowly, getting ready too. They say fifty thousand strong — we ragged rebels, about t
; attitude toward Curtis, 65, 66; temporary humiliation for, 66; relations with Halleck, 66, 68, 111, 360, 361; ordered to Tennessee, 66 (see also Tennessee); reports to Rosecrans at Murfreesboroa, 66; commands division of the Fourteenth Corps at Triune, 16; reappointed major-general by the President, 66; ordered back to Missouri and Kansas, 66; his Irish soldier-servant 6, 66, 67; reduced from major-general to brigadier-general, 67; supersedes Curtis in command of the Department of the Missouriar, 126
Time, an element in military problems, 251
Totten, Brig.-Gen., James, service in Missouri, 35; battle of Boonville, 37; battle of Wilson's Creek, 363
Treason, a dangerous form of, 540
Trenton, Ga., S. moves to, 161, 162
Triune, Tenn., S. commanding at, 66
Troops, the ballot among the, 100; the value of a soldier's life, 182, 183; petty jealousies among, 229; their affection for commanders a factor in war, 239
Troy, N. Y., burial of Gen. Thomas at, 429