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forced into an exile without an end, and without an example in story. On the 21st of November General Hood began his march to Nashville; on the 29th crossed Duck river three miles above Columbia, and then, with Cheatham's and Stewart's corps and a division of Lee's corps, marched to Spring Hill. Cheatham was in front, and iesence. Major-General Cheatham gave the following account of the affair at Spring Hill: In pursuance of orders from army headquarters, my command crossed Duck river on the morning of the 29th of November, 1864, the division of Major-General Cleburne in advance, followed by that of Major-General Bate, the division of Major-Gnd Carter being about equal in the number of effective men. We started on the march about sunrise, and after traversing cedar brakes and pathless woods, crossed Duck river by a pontoon previously laid, about four miles above Columbia, at or near what was known as Davis' ferry or Davis' ford. Conforming to the daily alternations,
sh and enterprise, was severely wounded. Lieutenants Summers and A. S. Chapman of Holman's battalion were killed, and Capts. D. F. Alexander, W. J. Hobson and N. J. Robinson of Napier's battalion were badly wounded and captured. Lieutenant-Colonel Haines, Fourth Tennessee, was severely wounded and permanently disabled. By a strange oversight which cannot be explained, Wheeler's command had no adequate supply of ammunition. At 8 o'clock p. m. General Wheeler retired and moved south of Duck river. He reported a loss of 100 killed and wounded, and the capture of 80 prisoners, one field gun, a lot of horses and mules, and the destruction of a transport loaded with provisions. Colonel Harding reported his loss at 3 killed, 51 wounded, 46 captured. On the 15th of March, 1863, the forces under Maj.-Gen. Earl Van Dorn captured the Federal troops at Thompson's Station, Col. John Coburn's brigade, numbering 1,221, including 73 commissioned officers and many arms. The Tennesseeans e