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the enemy there November 26. Enemy evacuate on the 28th. November 30. Battle of Franklin. December 2. Reached Nashville. December 6. Fenner's Battery was ordered to join General Forrest's command at Murfreesboroa; participated in the battle of Murfreesboroa on the 8th, and was still with Forrest when the battles of Nashville were fought, on the 15th and 16th, and the great retreat commenced. In this fight, which is called the second of Murfreesboroa, it will be remembered that Bates's Infantry Division was stampeded early in the action, causing the loss of several guns of the Fifth Company, Washington Artillery. On this occasion (one of the few instances, if not the only one during the war) six pieces of field artillery, being four Napoleons of Fenner's Battery and two rifled pieces of Missouri Battery, placed in position by General Forrest,—their horses having been sent to the rear across Stone River,—held the line for three-quarters of an hour against the enemy's ent