November 4, 1862, Nashville Daily Union (Tennessee)
A gentleman who has good opportunities for knowing what he states, informs us that the rebels are running heavy trains of cars, night and day, from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga, carrying off immense quantities of grain, cattle, hogs, clothing, and other supplies. A considerable force, said to be part of Breckinridge’s force, has been sent up to Murfreesboro to protect the stores and divert our attention from their real purpose, which is to get their provisions off as quickly as possible.
We learn on the other hand that a gentleman, captured with Mr. Le Able’s stages, has just arrived and says that there are not over two thousand troops there, and that Breckinridge has not been there.