Question. What is your rank and position in the army?
Answer. For the last four months I have been holding the place of captain in the Seventh Tennessee cavalry, but I have not been mustered in yet.
Question. Had you been in service before?
Answer. Yes, sir.
Question. For how long?
Answer. I enlisted in Illinois
on the twenty-fourth of July, and was mustered into the United States
service August first, 1861.
Question. Were you at Union City
when the late attack was made there?
Answer. I was.
Question. Will you give us an account of what occurred there?
Answer. On the twenty-third of March last it was generally understood by the troops there that the rebels were advancing upon us; we supposed under General Forrest
That night two companies, I think, were ordered to keep their horses saddled.
The first orders I received were about half-past 4, the morning of the twenty-fourth.
The adjutant of our regiment came to me, and told me to have my horses saddled.
In perhaps half an hour after that we were ordered into line, and I held my company in line for some time waiting for orders.
As Colonel Hawkins
came by I asked him if he wanted me to take my position at the breastworks, and he said he did. I then took my position at a place where I thought I was most needed, at some breast-works that my company had thrown up on the east side.
At this time the rebels were firing on our pickets.
I think there was no general charge until about half-past 5 or six o'clock. That charge was made by cavalry, on the south side.
They did not charge a great way, and were easily repulsed.
The same men then reassembled, dismounted, and charged on the Fort
This time they came very close to the breast-works, but were again repulsed.
After that our troops were very exultant, and ready to meet the rebels anywhere.
The next charge was made on the north-west; that was easily repulsed.
The last charge was made on the north-east, fronting my position; that was repulsed tolerably easy, but with more loss to the rebels than previously.
Then there was sharp-shooting for about an hour and a half, and we were all in good spirits.
At the expiration of that hour and a half a flag of truce came in in my front.
I sent word to Colonel Hawkins
that there was a flag of truce coming.
I went in person to meet the flag, and halted it about two hundred yards from the breastworks, and asked them what they desired.
They said they wished to see the Commander
of the forces there.
I told them I had