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The Daily Dispatch: October 19, 1864., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 0 Browse Search
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night. Sending out a reconnoissance the next morning, under Lieutenant-Colonel Schadt, of the Thirtieth Missouri, it was found that the enemy had never halted in his flight until ten miles from the field of battle, and that they were then in full and rapid retreat toward Trinity or Harrisonburgh. The forces of the enemy were Texan troops, General (or Prince) Polignac's brigade, consisting of the Seventeenth consolidated Texas, Colonel Taylor, three Texan regiments, Colonels Alexander, Stephens, and Hopp, and one battalion Louisiana cavalry, Major Caldwell. The fight was plainly visible from the bluffs of Natchez — every movement of the enemy, every change of our men could be distinctly seen, and the male and female citizens of this loyal city, who had lined the banks to see their brave boys drive the Yankees and niggers into the river, had the satisfaction of seeing one thousand Southrons, with a reserve of five hundred more to fall back on, foiled, whipped, and driven by about
Doc. 79.-attack on Freeman's band. Lieutenant-Colonel Stephens's report. headquarters detachment Eleventh cavalry, Missouri volunteers, Batesville, Arkansas, February 10, 1864. Captain: I have the honor to report that, in obedience to a special order issued from the Headquarters District of East-Arkansas, dated February seventh, 1864, I moved the same day with a detachment of the Eleventh Missouri cavalry and First Nebraska cavalry, consisting of four officers and sixty-four men the prisoners taken by Captain Majors. In conclusion, I would respectfully recommend Lieutenant John A. Warrington to the favorable consideration of the commanding officer of the district, in order that he may receive the promotion due him for his gallant services during this action. I am, Captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, John W. Stephens, Lieut.-Colonel Eleventh Cavalry, Commanding Detachment. Captain H. C. Fillebrown, Assistant Adjutant-General, Batesville, Arkansas.