I have written to Colonel Morrison
Do not know whether I will get them or not. I have only about 600 men and Colonel Scott
's two bull pups.’
The second dispatch was from ‘twelve miles from Monticello
, on Jimtown Road—Sundown,’ and was as follows: ‘I hasten to inform you that the enemy have driven me to this point.
Early this morning Colonel Morrison
moved up from Albany
to my relief, with Pegram
They ambushed him, and have taken all his artillery except the two bull pups I had with me. His forces are much demoralized.
I shall move with all dispatch to Livingston
On May 2 he was in camp near the Obie River, twelve miles from Livingston
, to which point the Federal
troops, some 5,000 strong, had driven him with his 600 men, and the Federals
were then camped within twelve miles of him. On the next day they had come up to within four miles of him, and were pressing him hard.
then sent Colonel Adam R. Johnson
's Regiment (10th Kentucky Cavalry) to Colonel Chenault
's relief, and a few days later General Bragg
's Brigade also, and all these constituted so strong a force as to save the situation.
One of the hottest little fights that Morgan
's command ever engaged in was that at Greasy Creek
(sometimes called ‘Horse-Shoe Bend’) in Wayne County
, on May 8 and 9, 1863.
On account of the fact that the 11th Kentucky Cavalry bore the brunt of this battle, as well as for the reason that Colonel Chenault
's report on it is the only one of his offiical reports I have been able to find, it is here given in full, viz: