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l J. D. Webster was Superintendent of the railroad, and was enjoined to work night and day and expedite the movement as much as possible; but the capacity of the railroad was so small that I soon saw that I could move horses, mules, and wagons by the road under escort, and finally moved the entire Fourth division by land. The enemy seemed to have had early notice of this movement, and he endeavored to thwart us from the start. A considerable force assembled in a threatening attitude at Salem, south of Salisbury Station, and General Carr, who commanded at Corinth, felt compelled to turn back and use a part of my troops that had already reached Corinth to resist the threatened attack. On Sunday, October eleventh, having put in motion my whole force, I started myself for Corinth in a special train, with the battalion of the Thirteenth United States infantry for escort. We reached Collierville Station about noon, just in time to take part in the defence made of that station by C
rt that I cut the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad at Salem on the sixteenth instant, and have arrived safely atbson's battalion of cavalry, and Ewing's battery, at Salem. Three depots were destroyed, containing two thoutwo mountains, at about half-past 10 o'clock reached Salem. After we entered, a train containing a rebel brigaot far from the mark. It must be borne in mind that Salem is the depot for Western Virginia, as well as for Lohat the stores had been removed from other points to Salem, for safety. After we had performed this work, we bse of the Shenandoah Mountains, through Covington to Salem, burnt things generally, and returned over nearly thdred men to hold Imboden there, and pushed on toward Salem. That General could not pursue without uncovering St so utterly absurd as that the enemy was going from Salem to that place. Such a statement presupposes Averill The enemy, in terror and demoralization, fled from Salem at full speed, destroying their train and artillery.
d this fact, I halted my command, consisting in all of seventy-two officers and men, and determined to attack the enemy previous to his forming his line-of-battle. To accomplish this object, I ordered the command to take position on a hill which fronted the creek, from which I expected the enemy to debouch; he, however, had anticipated my movements, and had already taken a position on a hill still higher up, and immediately in my rear, his front occupying a narrow ridge on both sides of the Salem road, with his flanks extending down the sloping ravines on my right and left. Observing this disposition of the enemy, and during my temporary absence in another part of the field, Lieutenant Warrington, my acting adjutant, acting under previously expressed instructions from me, formed the battalion into column of fours by the right, and charged the front of the enemy. Under a heavy fire, the column moved to a position in front of the line formed by the enemy, and opened fire with conside