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ewed in my heart, and hope in the success of our cause rekindle to a brighter flame. At Canton, which our army visited but did not burn, we succeeded in capturing and destroying seventeen locomotives. Another was also destroyed at Meridian, making eighteen in all, inflicting a loss on the confederates which is of incalculable value. It is a fact perhaps known, but will bear repeating here, that Grierson's raid last year through this State damaged the railroad some forty miles north of Okolona to such an extent, that they have never repaired nor under-taken to operate it above that point. I learn from an engineer who has been forced for two years past to run a locomotive over their roads, and who was enabled to get to our lines during the late raid, that ten miles per hour is and has been for months the maximum speed attainable by their trains. The destruction by Grierson of passenger-cars a year ago has never been made good on the roads, and left them almost destitute of cars,
n and wheat. In the afternoon passed through Okolona, capturing some prisoners, arms, and a large under Forrest attacked our rear and flank at Okolona. They charged upon the Third brigade. The Tat night we encamped two miles south-west of Okolona, with almost a certain prospect of a battle te eighteenth February, the command arrived at Okolona, a village and station on the Mobile and Ohioas the Prairie. Within a short distance from Okolona, Hepburn's and Waring's brigades encamped, a nd the whole encamped three miles south from Okolona. At nine o'clock on the morning of the twenthis feeling grew, and on the second day, when Okolona was passed, and its great open plain, so wellf barren oak and pine hills which lay between Okolona and the Tennessee boundary. Sleep was not alagain deceived, and our forces fell back upon Okolona. This was on Monday, the fifteenth instant. The attack upon Okolona was so little expected that several confederate officers, at home on visit[5 more...]
ounded in the breast. Colonel McCollock was wounded in the head. We have captured four or five pieces of artillery. General Gholson came up this evening, and will follow after them, and drive them as far as possible. The fight commenced near Okolona late this evening, and was obstinate, as the enemy were forced to make repeated stands to hold us in check, and to save their pack-mules, etc., from a stampede. The fight closed with a grand cavalry charge of the enemy's whole force. We repuls, burning his packs and turning loose his mules. Having discovered the small force of Forrest, several attempts were made by Smith and Grierson to rally their men and resume the offensive. Their efforts were successful on the hills just beyond Okolona, when the last grand charge was made by them. It was met in the same way as their previous attempts, but even with more vigor and determination by Forrest's men, who had in a few hours become veterans. Several crushing volleys from their rifle