While Bragg might be approaching Nashville with infantry, there was a continuing worry that Morgan would raid Union positions again with his cavalry. A “loyal citizen” reports his plans.
NASHVILLE, August 14, 1862.
Colonel J. B. FRY,
Chief of Staff:
Have no later information of Morgan’s movements. He went in direction of Scottsville, but a loyal citizen overheard conversation among a party of Morgan’s officers and men to the effect that they were really going to Carthage and from thence to neighborhood of Sparta, where they would join Forrest and others with large force preparatory to making a raid on Nashville. They talked freely of attacking Nashville with a large force, and expressed the determination to take this place. They openly declared Morgan was heard to say in talking of Colonel Bruce and Bowling Green that he did not intend to go there. They swaggered and boasted a great deal. Some of them talked of going through Kentucky again. They had no artillery at Gallatin, but say thy had left a battery at Carthage.
JNO. F. MILLER,