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The Daily Dispatch: September 17, 1864., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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cape over a fence in rear of the engine house. We heard of one or two other deserters being killed or severely wounded, but could not ascertain their names. The force that came into town, from all we can learn, was about five hundred, and were under command of Colonel Bell, of the Thirteenth Tennessee cavalry. A prisoner stated that General Forrest stopped at a house about two miles from town. Bill Forrest, a brother of the General, was recognized by a citizen among the party; also Bob Casey and Tom Logwood. What was the object of the raid, it is hard to tell. Many think it was for the purpose of capturing Generals Washburne, Hurlbut and Buckland, and to ascertain how large a force was in the city. However, they succeeded in capturing a number of fine horses, having cleared all the stables in that part of the town occupied by them. Several prisoners have been taken, and more are constantly arriving, our troops being in pursuit of the raiders. The militia rallied galla