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Chapter 25: the war in the West. A gloomy outlook Lone Jack the butcher, McNeil Corinth and Murfreesboro their bloody cost the cry wrung from the people Mr. Davis stands firm Johnston relieves Bragg the Emancipation proclamation Magruder's Galveston amphiboid the Atlantic seaboard popular estimate of the statu
killings, not battles; and with no result but blood and disaster!-to be reenacted.
After its retreat from Kentucky, Bragg's army rested for over a month at Murfreesboro, the men recruiting from the fatigues of that exhausting campaign; and enjoying themselves with every species of amusement the town and its kindhearted inhabit ad fallen a prey to the enemy's naval power early in October.
On the last night of 1862-while the wearied troops of Bragg were sleeping on the bloody field of Murfreesboro-General Magruder, with a mixed command of three regiments of raw infantry, some nineteen pieces of field artillery, and a boarding fleet of four unarmed boats