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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 9 1 Browse Search
James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
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division of the Mississippi squadron, took on board his gunboats fifty-five men and horses of the First Western Tennessee cavalry, under the command of Colonel W. K. M. Breckinridge, and landed them on the east side of the Tennessee River, sending the gunboats to cover all the landings above and below. Colonel Breckinridge dashed Colonel Breckinridge dashed across the country to Linden, and surprised a rebel force more than twice his number, capturing Lieutenant-Colonel Frierson, one captain, one surgeon, four lieutenants, thirty rebel soldiers, ten conscripts, fifty horses, two army wagons, arms, etc. The court-house, which was the rebel depot, was burned, with a quantity of army supplies. The enemy lost three killed. The Nationals lost no men, but had one horse killed. Colonel Breckinridge, after this exploit, reached the vessel in safety, and recrossed the river.--Com. Phelps's Despatch. The battle of Raymond, Miss., was fought this day, between the rebels under General Gregg, and the Union troops c
May 26. Colonel J. T. Wilder, with his regiment of mounted infantry, returned to Murfreesboro, Tenn., from a scout in the direction of McMinnville, in search of the rebel cavalry under the command of Colonel Breckinridge. He encountered the rebel pickets a short distance from Woodbury, and commenced an attack, which attracted the rebels in the vicinity, and they having collected, a running fight was kept up for several miles. Twelve miles west of McMinnville, the Union forces came on the camp of the rebels under Breckinridge, and after a short fight, routed them and captured nine prisoners, several horses and thirty head of cattle. Having secured the prisoners and burned the tents and baggage left by the rebel cavalry, the Nationals pushed forward, driving the enemy till within seven miles of McMinnville, when the pursuit was abandoned. On the return to Murfreesboro, the Nationals scouted the country on both flanks, and succeeded in capturing a number of rebel soldiers who
ticipate in the affair at Parker's cross-roads; and before rejoining Forrest he captured and paroled 150 Federal prisoners within six miles of Trenton. Forrest reported a loss of 60 killed and wounded and 122 captured. Among the dead was Col. T. Alonzo Napier, Tenth Tennessee cavalry, who fell while leading his command in a charge on foot. He was a young officer of great promise and of indomitable courage and energy. Forrest recrossed the Tennessee river without being molested. Col. W. K. M. Breckinridge's regiment of Federal cavalry interposed between Colonel Dibrell and the river, but after skirmishing a few minutes, said the gallant Dibrell, we charged and routed the regiment, killing and capturing fifteen or twenty of them. General Sullivan telegraphed that he had met Forrest 7,000 strong, and after a contest of four hours completely routed him, with great slaughter. Forrest had less than one-fifth of the force attributed to him, but the fierceness and vigor of his attack c