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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott) 1 1 Browse Search
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April 11, 1862.-skirmish at Wartrace, Tenn. Report of Ma. Gen. S. Kirby Smith, G. S. Army. headquarters Department of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., April 28, 1862. General: I have the honor to report that on the 10th instant a detachment of the Eighth Tennessee Cavalry, under Lieutenant-Colonel Starnes, was sent out from Hillsborough, in this State, by order of Brigadier-General Maxey, for the purpose of scouring the country lying near the western slope of the Cumberland Mountains. This force, consisting of about 200 men, came upon a body of the enemy, 600 strong, at Wartrace, in Bedford County, and immediately attacked them in their camp. After a short engagement our men were withdrawn with a loss of 3 killed and 8 wounded. The killed are Lieutenant Wilson, Dr. Drake, and Private Austin Stanley. The names of the wounded are not given. Lieutenant-Colonel Starnes reports killing a considerable number of the enemy, but owing to the fact that they fought fro