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General Van Dorn's operations between Columbia and Nashville in 1863. By Colonel Edward Dillon. [The following letter w
all the details of General Van Dorn's operations between Columbia and Nashville, Tennessee, in 1863, or as to the precise c ctions to which you refer.
General Van Dorn arrived at Columbia early in February, 1863, and shortly thereafter (perhaps f Duck river, with which it unites only a few miles below Columbia.
Accordingly he formed his command on the left bank of t which at that point is about four miles from the river at Columbia, and for some distance is nearly parallel with the river, beaten, he would probably both lose his command and leave Columbia exposed.
He therefore decided to turn up the river to a ross and return down the river by a forced march to cover Columbia, before the enemy could cross, he (Van Dorn) having forty k; but finding that he had extricated himself and reached Columbia before any preparation could be made by them to cross, th
General Van Dorn's operations between Columbia and Nashville in 1863. By Colonel Edward Dillon. [The following letter was not intended for publication. but gives so vivid a description of the important events of which it treats that we print it just as it was received.] Morganton, N. C., June 16, 1877. General D. H. Maur
in reply to your inquiry of the 12th instant, that while my memory is not fresh as to all the details of General Van Dorn's operations between Columbia and Nashville, Tennessee, in 1863, or as to the precise composition of his command at that time, yet I remember that it contained the brigades of Forest, Jackson, Armstrong, Whitfi t of General Bragg's army, and operating against the Federal line of communication so effectively as to confine the enemy closely to their fortified positions at Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Triune and other points.
Vexed at. Van Dorn's frequent attacks and constantly increasing proximity to their lines, the enemy repeatedly mo