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ons of the day I have obtained the main facts, as they were then printed in the Texas newspapers, and, being unwilling to summarize the reports, give them at length. Captain F. H. Odlum's official report headquarters, Sabine Pass, September 9, 1863. Captain A. N. Mills, Assistant Adjutant-General. Sir: I have the honor to report that we had an engagement with the enemy yesterday and gained a handsome victory. We captured two of their gunboats, crippled a third, and drove the rest e the bar the enemy's fleet, comprising twentythree vessels in all. I have the honor to be your obedient servant, Leon Smith, Commanding Marine Department of Texas. headquarters District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, Houston, Texas, September 9, 1863. (special Order.) Another glorious victory has been won by the heroism of Texans. The enemy, confident of overpowering the little garrison at Sabine Pass, boldly advanced to the work of capture. After a sharp contest he was entirely d
rtillery, and cavalry; this rendered the occupation of Cumberland Gap hazardous to the garrison, and of comparatively little value to us, but when its surrender was demanded by a force which might be resisted, General Frazier promptly refused to comply with the demand. Subsequently, General Burnside advanced with a large body of troops, and, approaching from the south, renewed the demand, when General Frazier, recognizing the inutility as well as futility of resistance, surrendered on September 9, 1863. Some of the garrison of Cumberland Gap escaped, and stated to General Jones that the surrender had been made without resistance, on the demands of the smaller detachments which had preceded General Burnside, and I was not advised of the fact that Buckner had previously retreated toward Chattanooga, and that Burnside was in possession of Knoxville. In my message of December 12, 1863, I referred to the event, as reported to the War Department, as follows: The country was painfull