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the retreating enemy, heedless of danger and insensible to fear. Col. Forrest fought with reckless intrepidity and daring, laying several of the enemy low with his own arm. He and Starnes in the very front of the charge, dealt their blows right and left with telling effect. The enemy lost some twenty killed, and about the same number wounded and taken prisoners — among the latter Capt. Davis, of Louisville, Kentucky, formerly of Robertson County, Tennessee. We lost only two killed--Capt. Merriweather, while gallantly leading the charge at the head of his company, and W. H. Terry, a private in Capt. McLemore's company from Williamson County, who fell by a sabre thrust while fighting gallantly. We had three wounded. Altogether, it was a brilliant affair. Our men behaved with great gallantry. The enemy's force consisted of about three hundred picked men who had volunteered on the expedition to capture Starnes. To cover their shameful and disgraceful and cowardly retreat, I have no