ixth Indiana, against an attack made by General Chalmers with a force of about three thousand cavalry, with eight pieces of artillery.
He was beaten off, the damage to the road repaired, and we resumed our journey the next day, reaching Corinth at night.
I immediately ordered General Blair forward to Iuka, with the First Division, and, as fast as I got troops up, pushed them forward of Bear Creek, the bridge of which was completely destroyed, and an engineer regiment, under command of Colonel Flad, was engaged in its repairs.
Quite a considerable force of the enemy was assembled in our front, near Tuscumbia, to resist our advance.
It was commanded by General Stephen D. Lee, and composed of Roddy's and Ferguson's brigades, with irregular cavalry, amounting in the aggregate to about five thousand.
In person I moved from Corinth to Burnsville on the 18th, and to Iuka on the 19th of October.
Osterhaus's division was in the advance, constantly skirmishing with the enemy; he wa