Kentuckians, and Texans — a mixed command.
They rendezvoused at Fort Donelson late in October, and, moving thence to Hopkinsville, were thrown forward, about the middle of November, by General Tilghman, commanding there, to observe the section betwe the chivalric Captain Meriweather and private Terry were killed, and three privates wounded.
Forrest returned to Hopkinsville, and was employed in routine duty until January 10, 1862.
He then made another reconnaissance toward Green River, whee, and, in returning, burned the bridges over Pond River, a tributary of Green River.
When General Clark retired from Hopkinsville to Clarksville, February 7th, Forrest covered his retreat.
Thence he went to Fort Donelson, in time to take part in tned here-my whole force amounting, as before remarked, to 17,000 men.
A brigade, under General Clark, is posted at Hopkinsville, to guard against the movements of the enemy on the Lower Green River toward Clarksville, and to follow their movement