94.-battle of Parker's cross-roads, Tenn.
Colonel Dunham's official report.
headquarters Third brigade, Parker's Cross-Roads, near Lexington, Tenn., December 31, 1862. Brig.-Gen. J. C. Sullivan, Commanding Division:
sir: In pursuance of your written order of yesterday, the thirtieth instant, I on that day, at about two o'clock P. M., left Huntington, in pursuit of the enemy's force, under Gen. Forrest, toward Lexington, with the brigade under my command, except the Seventh Tennessee, which was by your order left to guard the bridge north of Huntington.
My command consisted of parts of two companies — A and E of the Eighteenth Illinois volunteer infantry, mounted, under Capt. Davis, sixty-five men; the Fiftieth Indiana volunteers, Lieut. Col. Wells commanding, five hundred and twenty-five men; the One Hundred and Twenty-third Illinois, Col. Ranaker, five hundred and twenty-nine men; the Thirty-ninth Iowa, Colonel Cummings, four hundred and five men; and three piec