at Lexington, Ky., upon a certain day, and desired her to meet him there.
This letter contained the following note from the devoted Chariton Morgan to his lady love, as it would seem:
"McMinnville, Feb. 14, 1863. Dear Mollie
--Meet me at Lexington.
I will be there in four or five days."
Directed to "Miss Mollie Williams, care of Mrs. Mary Atkinson, Russellville, Ky."
Of course this letter came to the hands of the inevitable Col. Truesdale, and he forthwith advises Gen. Boyle, commandant at Louisville.
The latter sends a force and arrests Capt. Morgan, and he was sent to Camp Chase as a prisoner of war or a spy — we are not positive which.
Returning on his third trip to Morgan's headquarters at McMinnville, "our man" found himself in trouble at once, and under arrest as a traitor to the South.
Gen. John Morgan had received the day before a copy of the Nashville Union, containing an account of the arrest and imprisonment of his brother in Ohio.
He well r