would have been ruined if it had not been for the bravery and heroism of the people — the privates in our armies.
There is a rumor this morning that the enemy are advancing toward Petersburg from Suffolk.
If this be so, some spy, under the protection of martial law, has informed the Yankees of our defenseless condition at that place, being alarmed at the success of our brave and patriotic men in the West.
We learn from Gen. Bragg that the enemy did not retire far on the 2d inst., but remain still in the vicinity of Murfreesborough.
He says, however, that our cavalry are still circling the Yankees, taking prisoners and destroying stores.
During the day an absurd rumor was invented, to the effect that Bragg had been beaten.
We are anxious to learn the precise particulars of the battle.
It is to be feared that too many of Bragg's men were ordered to reinforce Pemberton.
If that blunder should prove disastrous, the authorities here will have a hornet's nest about