Thank you Bryan for the prompt reply.
I don't know anything about the battle so I googled.
Daily Southern Cross 31 March 1863 pg4
A severe battle has taken place near Murfreesboro', Tennessee. The movement of the Union forces commenced on Christmas Day, and the day following the whole army was in motion. The demonstration against Murfreesboro' was made by General Rosecranz for the purpose of possessing sufficient country to feed his army while his, communications in the rear were interrupted. It was ascertained that Morgan and Forrest were engaged in raids north and west, and that in consequence their absence the enemy were badly off for cavalry. It was ascertained also that Murfreesboro' was not fortified, and the moment being favourable for an advance, General Rosecranz determined to take the field in person. The army was divided into three corps under Generals Chittenden, M'Cook, and Thomas. During the whole of Friday there was considerable skirmishing with the enemy, but the onward movement was not seriously opposed by them. The whole rebel force, appeared to fall back slowly, with the intention evidently of concentrating at Murfreesboro', or some point in the neighbourhood. Communication was kept up with General Thomas' forces on the Nolinsville road, and there the rebels also retired before the Union troops.
On Saturday morning, the 27th, skirmishing became more serious, and the enemy resisted with more than their usual energy. On reaching Lyttle's creek the enemy was found strongly posted in force, and there the Union troops rested for the night. General Rosencranz has gained his purpose thus far, and was in possession of country rich in forage.
On Sunday, the 28th, nothing was accomplished.
On Monday, the 26th, General Rosencranz ordered the entire army to push forward. On arriving at Stewart Creek a general engagement was anticipated but excepting a duel between Parson's 6th United States artillery and a Confederate battery, about nine o'clock a.m., on the right of the Murfreesboro' road, crossing the creek, nothing of any magnitude transpired.
From one o'clock the Union Army was within six miles of Murfreesboro', on the direct pike, the troops pushing on in splendid style. At two o’clock a battle seemed certain...