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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 8. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's Meridian expedition and Sooy Smith's raid to West point. (search)
mishing took place in the pursuit, and at Okalona Forrest captured six guns. On February 24th Le Smith's official report places his loss from Forrest's command at 47 killed, 152 wounded and 120 mss, 319. The movement and concentration by Forrest at West Point showed caution and great sagacilected. Smith commenced his retreat before Forrest offered him any serious resistance, and becauating from West Point: Exaggerated reports of Forrest's strength reached me constantly, and it was fully justifies the decision to retire before Forrest's force from West Point. General Sherman's exf, as I was, from any communication with him. Forrest's force is ascertained to have been rather abwith his 7,000 splendid cavalry, he permitted Forrest, while he was retreating, to run him out of Mhe damage done by the two cavalry commands of Forrest and Lee. Sheman's 26,000 men were met by Lee miles, just one-half of what Smith marched. Forrest did right in not striking him till he did, an[13 more...]