While Granger is hastening to Franklin, Steedman, on the morning of the 6th, falls back upon Triune, where he hastily intrenches himself, while Sheridan, collecting his division together, brings it to the rear toward the north-west.
Jones' and Heg's brigades are sent from Mufreesborough to cover his left, and they dislodge a Confederate detachment from the village of Middleton.
On the following day, the 7th, the movement ordered by Rosecrans is executed.
One brigade from La Vergne Statihole day passes without his succeeding in the attempt.
During this time Rosecrans puts new forces in motion in order to strengthen his line, for fear of an aggressive return on the part of the enemy.
Jefferson C. Davis' entire division, to which Heg's brigade belongs, is advancing from Salem and Middleton toward Eagleville for the purpose of covering Steedman's left, and on the following day he effects a junction with him, whilst R. S. Granger's
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