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on notice of Zollicoffer's approach, the commander, General Albin Schoepf, took a strong, intrenched position, known as Wild Cat, with six regiments, numbering from 3,500 to 4,000 men. Zollicoffer had 5,500 men, but believed that only two Federal regiments were at Wild Cat, not knowing that the rest of the vanguard had been concentrated there, the whole strength of which he estimated at 3,300 men. He reported to General Johnston that he threw forward two regiments and a battalion to feel the end either way without trouble, and if it had been attempted the enemy would have abandoned the place. The skirmish at Wild Cat was a misadventure, the ill effects of which were not measured by its magnitude. The Confederates retreated to Cumberla soldiers died of exhaustion, and many were disabled. Rebellion Record, vol. III., p. 894. Zollicoffer's repulse at Wild Cat and this Wild-cat stampede, as it was called, were offsets to each other in moral effect. The conspiracy for a gener