ety Federal dead.
Night of 15th moved to Calhoun, where Walker was already skirmishing all next day with McPherson.
Polk's brigade of Cleburne's division had a sharp fight with a body of the enemy, and punished them handsomely.
On night of 16th moved to Adairville.
Cheatham had a heavy skirmish with enemy on 17th.
Moved to Kingstree and Cross Station.
Formed line of battle on left of army; battle-order read to troops.
Enemy in sight,ted by this affair.
I lost at Averysboro two guns, of Stewart's battery, I think — not taken by the enemy, but abandoned in one of the several rapid evolutions of the day, after every horse attached to the guns had been killed or disabled.
Received orders from General Johnston to march to Bentonville, some twenty miles distant, and arrived on the ground the morning of the 19th.
In the afternoon was placed in command of the Army of Tennessee (four thousand), and Taliaferro's