e Steele invested Blakely, above the town.
Both these places were taken on the 9th of April, Blakely by assault, and after severe and gallant fighting on both sides; and on the 11th, Mobile was evacuated.
In these operations two hundred guns were captured, and four thousand prisoners; but the bulk of the garrison, nine thousand in number, escaped.
Wilson's command, consisting of twelve thousand five hundred mounted men, marched south from the Tennessee river into the heart of Alabama.
Forrest was in front with a motley force, made up of conscripts and local militia: old men and boys, clergymen, physicians, editors, judges—the people usually left behind in time of war. To these the rebel commander added two or three thousand cavalry-men, and altogether his numbers amounted to seven thousand.
On the 1st of April, Wilson encountered this enemy at Ebenezer Church, and drove him across the Cahawba river in confusion.
On the 2nd, he attacked and captured the fortified city of Selma
apture of, i., 148.
Army, national, at commencement of war, i., 3.
Athens, capture of, by Forrest, III., 57, 152, 181.
Atlanta, objective point of Sherman, II., 35, 533; campaign against, IIrland mountains, the, i., 42; loyalty of the inhabitants of, 426.
Cumberland river danger of Forrest moving down, II., 233; closed by rebel batteries 239; closed above and below Nashville, 250.
ort Donelson, i, 48.
Foote, Admiral, at Fort Henry, i., 27-31; Fort Donelson, 35, 41, 42.
Forrest, General N. B., in West Tennessee, i., 138; capture of Holly Springs, 138; chased out of West TI., 17; contrasted with Grant, 19-24; anxiety of, in regard to supplies, 50; operations against Forrest, 54; relations to Red river campaign, 68, 70-76; his part in the general plan of 1864, 34, 36, battle of Bentonsville, 430.
Smith, General A. J., in Red river campaign, II., 59-72; beats Forrest in West Tennessee, 459; transferred to Thomas's command, II., 41, 154; delay in movement of, 19