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loaking our movements from the enemy's tower of observation on Lookout. We soon gained the foot-hills, our skirmishers kept up the face of the hill, followed by their supports, and at half-past 3 P. M. we gained with no loss the desired point. A brigade of each division was pushed up rapidly to the top of the hill, and the enemy, for the first time, seemed to realize the movement, but too late, for we were in possession. He opened with artillery, but General Ewing soon got some of Captain Richardson's guns up that steep hill, and we gave back artillery, and the enemy's skirmishers made one or two ineffectual dashes at General Lightburn, who had swept around and got a further hill, which was the real continuation of the ridge. From studying all the maps, I had inferred that Missionary Ridge was a continuous hill, but we found ourselves on two high points, with a deep depression between us and the one immediately over the tunnel, which was my chief objective point. The ground we
ierville and other points by Generals Chalmers, Lee, and Richardson. This last attack on Collierville, it will be remembereest was not made at any time by either Chalmers, Lee, or Richardson, nor was it either attempted or desired by them. They rtion of his regiment became engaged with one thousand of Richardson's troops. Finding his force overpowered, Colonel Prinailroad to Jackson crosses the Hatchie River, and, while Richardson's men were engaging the Seventh Illinois cavalry, he waser — rebels, conscripts, beef cattle, and all. A part of Richardson's force took a position near Moscow to cover the rear ofmen was all that occurred. But it turns out that it was Richardson's force that made the attack on Collierville, for the putempt failed. At this date, Forrest, Lee, Chalmers, and Richardson are in North-Mississippi, and our forces are encamped atille, between the Seventh Illinois cavalry and a part of Richardson's troops, Colonel Prince, in trying to rally his men, be
due prisoners of war. On the night of the fourth, Ross was reenforced by a brigade of Tennessee troops, numbering eight hundred men, commanded by Brigadier-General R. V. Richardson; and at seven o'clock on the morning of the fifth, an attack was made upon Major McKee, who held the redoubt, while a portion of the enemy went to tKee completely surrounded, and were throwing shot and shell into his works with terrible precision. After they had, as they supposed, obtained every advantage, Richardson sent a message to Major McKee, saying they had taken all the rest prisoners, and demanded his surrender. The Major replied to him that he had no idea of doing y renewed the attack, and several times came up within a few paces of the earthwork, and were as often repulsed with heavy loss. A second message came from General Richardson, demanding an immediate surrender, saying that for God's and humanity's sake, he ought to surrender — that he would not be answerable for the actions of his
. Osband, (colored.) The enemy had eight regiments, under command of Ross and Richardson. The fight commenced at eight A. M., and lasted nearly till dark, when the e formed their lines, which consisted of General Ross's Texas brigade, and General Richardson's Tennessee brigade, (the latter had arrived during the night,) on the rime time that General Ross took position around the fort, two regiments of General Richardson's command, the Fifteenth and Seventeenth Tennessee, deployed to the right City. A second flag of truce was sent on the sixth instant, from Brigadier-General Richardson to Colonel Coates, stating that he had sent an ambulance surgeon andtain parties and places were named for such exchange, and as neither Brigadier-General Richardson, confederate States army, nor Colonel Coates, United States voluntee 11, 1864 To Adjutant-General Cooper: General Lee telegraphs that Ross and Richardson attacked Yazoo City on the fifth instant, capturing many stores and destroyin
nant P. S. Reed, of company K, took a position just north of the track. The rebels expected, no doubt, to find only the Seventh Illinois there, as they are stationed at that point, and two companies of whom they had captured on picket on the way up. They saw the guns bidding them defiance, and not fully aware of the Iowa boys with their five-shooting rifles being in such close proximity, they swooped down on a furious charge to capture the pieces. The rebel right was under command of General Richardson, the left of General George. Lieutenant Reed stood by his guns manfully, and handled them admirably. When the rebs had got within easy range, the boys poured out their rapid fire from along the railroad track; the rebs pressed forward, but Iowa was too much for them; but three succeeded in reaching our line--one of them was General George. Just as he reached the line, his horse was killed, and in a moment he was in the grasp of a Yank, a prisoner; one of the others was wounded, and t