American Citizen (Canton, MS), November 14, 1862
From the first number of the Daily Rebel Banner, a new publication at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, we clip the following:
A jolly time this, for Murfreesboro. On every side the eye meets nothing but the pomp and circumstance, the soul-stirring din and picturesque tumult of glorious war—the steady tramp of veteran infantry, with banners streaming in the wind—the heavy roll of artillery, whose bright field pieces shine like mirrors in the sun, and anon the dashing charge of the cavalry, passing like phantoms in a cloud of dust. Every avenue leading to the city discloses the pleasant spectacle of arriving multitudes of men, women and children, with joyful faces, once more permitted to “go at large,” to greet and be greeted, and to enjoy the blessed privileges of freedom. No more shackled hands; no more manacles; no more Yankees. The old times loom up again, out of the hazy terrors of an oppression of six months, which already begin to wear away, like the remembrance of some hideous nightmare.
Murfreesboro’ presents quite a military appearance, and everything indicates a forward movement. . . .
Quite a cortege of goods was overhauled near Murfreesboro’ yesterday afternoon, containing hats, boots, shoes, and other supplies much needed by the army.