organ had moved from Harrodsburg to Lawrenceburg, in Anderson county, his scouts approaching Nicholasville on the east, as they pushed North, creating the impression that an advance was being made onnt and a telegraph operator, towards evening took a hand car and proceeded down the track to Nicholasville.
They found the town abandoned to darkness and the dogs — the expressmen, operator, switchmhe depot.
It was some time before Lexington could be made to believe that Morgan was not in Nicholasville.
Lexington was in a terrible state of excitement Sunday and Monday.
All business was sbridles on their arms, was not a movement made simultaneously from Frankfort, Lexington, and Nicholasville?
At the first-named place were the Eighty-fifth Ohio, Col. Sowers; the Fifty fifth Indiana at Lexington with a force of not less than 1,500 men, probably 2,000, and there were 300 at Nicholasville, irregular troops, it is true, but men in earnest in defence not over fourteen miles, and ca