On the 23d of April, 1863, he was ordered to the relief of General Roddy, who was threatened with a heavy force at Tuscumbia.
Starting from Spring Hill, Tennessee, th his extraordinary celerity, he crossed the Tennessee river on the 27th and on the 28th joined Roddy, who was holding the enemy in check at Town creek.
Before him was General Dodge, with about eigorks of that region.
On the 31st Forrest started with Buford's division for Tuscumbia to assist Roddy in meeting a movement in that quarter, and had reached Russellville, Alabama, when he received i.
On the 9th Forrest took position with two brigades of Buford's division, Johnson's brigade of Roddy's division and Rucker's brigade of Chalmers' division, east of the Hatchie, near Rienzi, to dispowards Forrest's camp at Tupelo.
Chalmers, with two brigades, was then at Monte Valle, Alabama; Roddy, with one brigade, near Tuscumbia; Gholson, with one brigade, near Jackson, Mississippi. General