irected Capt. Essington, the officer in command of the troops remaining in the village, to dismount his men, and advancing under cover of the houses and stables on the other side of the street, to maintain a steady fire upon the windows, and when the enemy had been silenced, to demand an unconditional surrender, and in case of refusal to fire the building.
This was done, and the enemy laid down his arms and surrendered unconditionally to Lieut.-Col. Parkhurst.
His force consisted of fifty privates, ten non-commissioned officers, four lieutenants, a captain, and the field-officer in command, Lieut.-Col. Robert E. Wood, Jr., of Adams's cavalry — in all sixty-six--who were turned over to Gen. Dumont, on his return that afternoon.
I enclose you herewith the list of prisoners taken, and an inventory of the captured arms.
I remain, Captain, your obedient servant, Wm. W. Duffield, Colonel Commanding Twenty-third Brigade. To Capt. T. P. M. Brayton, Assist. Adjt.-General, Nashville.