ir armies from — and their line of communications from Richmond to Tennessee.
Forrest, a brave and intrepid cavalry general, was in the West, with a large force, mahese preparations were going on the enemy was not entirely idle.
In the West, Forrest made a raid in west Tennessee up to the northern border, capturing the garrisoo capture the forts or any part of the garrison.
On the first intelligence of Forrest's raid I telegraphed Sherman to send all his cavalry against him, and not to lrman had anticipated me by sending troops against him before he got my order.
Forrest, however, fell back rapidly, and attacked the troops at Fort Pillow, a stationsee cavalry.
These troops fought bravely, but were overpowered.
I will leave Forrest in his dispatches to tell what he did with them.
The river was dyed, he saorthern people that negro soldiers cannot cope with Southerners.
Subsequently Forrest made a report in which he left out the part which shocks humanity to read.