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ions to prisoners of war. The declarations of Forrest and his officers, both before and after the ck upon Union City, Tennessee, by a portion of Forrest's command. The attack was made on the twentyifth of March, the enemy, under the rebel Generals Forrest, Buford, Harris, and Thompson, estimated iling to make any impression upon our forces, Forrest then demanded an unconditional surrender, clom that movement on account of the presence of Forrest. My purpose was to save Union City, bring int point was settled by my superior officers. Forrest's force was near Mayfield, about equidistant f March, telegraphed that he was willing that Forrest should remain in that neighborhood if the peot purpose to withdraw a heavy force to pursue Forrest, having better use for them elsewhere, and fewhich prevented their going out in pursuit of Forrest, but they gave me detachments to guard our rie operations consequent upon the movements of Forrest, did you or did you not receive cordial coope[15 more...]
nd the winter and spring were passed in raids and unimportant skirmishes. On the third of February, Generals Wheeler, Forrest, and Wharton invested Fort Donelson and demanded its capitulation. This was promptly refused by its commander, Colonel three on the field, but carried off his wounded, estimated at three hundred. On the twenty-fifth March, the rebel General Forrest made a cavalry raid on the Nashville and Columbia Railroad, burning the bridge and capturing Colonel Bloodgood's come at Tuscumbia, started on a raid into Georgia to cut the enemy's communications. After heavy losses in skirmishes with Forrest's cavalry, and when near its destination, he was forced to surrender. On the twenty-second of May, Major-General Stan prisoners, three hundred horses, six hundred stand of arms, and other property. On the fourth of June, the rebel General Forrest made a raid on Franklin, and on the eleventh attacked Triune. His losses in these unsuccessful skirmishes were esti
19.-the siege of Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville, Monday, Nov. 16. The excitement consequent on the desperate dash of Forrest and Wheeler's cavalry upon General Sanders, on Saturday, and their approach to within two miles of Knoxville, together wthe Little Tennessee on Friday night and attacked our advance at Maysville on Saturday, were the brigades of Wheeler and Forrest, estimated at five thousand cavalry and mounted infantry. Yesterday afternoon they were in line of battle, and skirmishnts from Grant will reach Longstreet's rear, and that active rebel leader will take to the mountains, or to Camp Chase. Forrest and Wheeler have fallen back, it is supposed, to make an attempt to cross the river elsewhere, and get in our rear. We elow, and will attack our positions on the south bank. A. P. Hill is marching with two corps from Virginia, and Pegram, Forrest, and Wheeler are crossing the Watauga toward the Gap, to cut off our retreat and supplies. In the mean time, as an of
y, gained a glorious victory by drowning, killing, capturing, and completely routing twice his own number. On the morning of the seventh, General Sanders's cavalry corps fell back across Little River to Rockford, where we remained till the morning of the fourteenth. November fourteenth, early in the morning, the rebels made a dash on the pickets, and captured part of the Eleventh Kentucky cavalry. They soon began to press our lines all along the river with a heavy force — Wheeler's and Forrest's. About nine o'clock General Sanders ordered our forces to fall back. We fell back to Stock Creek, skirmishing all day. In the evening our regiment was put on picket, extending from Frenche's bridge, across Stock Creek, on the Martin Gap road, along the creek to its mouth, where it empties into Little River; a distance of about five miles. November fifteenth, early in the day, the enemy made his appearance along our line, and, after several hours' skirmishing of both artillery and musk
Doc. 50.-Forrest's raid in Tennessee. A national account. Memphis, January 15, 1864. Tenn., and back again. He was conscripted by Forrest, near Medon, about fifteen miles south of Jallantly repulsed by our troops. But although Forrest succeeded in making his crossing at the placeainst Jackson; and although forces other than Forrest's individual command were constantly arrivingt the crossing at this place was vulnerable. Forrest was immediately notified, and the main body mto cover the rear of the retreating army, and Forrest proceeded toward Collierville. General Gri already there, and had been skirmishing with Forrest's rear-guard. He, with his conscripts and plion in that direction, while the main body of Forrest's army vent south from La Fayette with their ions on the railroad. The failure to capture Forrest, and his whole command, was owing solely to t and straggling. By some means an officer of Forrest's staff became separated from the main column[9 more...]
nd's, and held consultation with Generals Sheridan and Davis, and officers of General Rosecrans's staff. It was unanimously agreed, that General Davis should remain and hold the Gap; General Sheridan to pass through Rossville, toward General Thomas's left; while I should proceed to Rossville, with the debris of the army, organize the scattered troops, and be prepared to support either column. About this time, a despatch arrived from Captain Hill, of General Rosecrans's staff, stating that Forrest's cavalry was on the Ringgold and Rossville road, in General Thomas's rear. In view of this new danger, I marched expeditiously to Rossville, and prepared to hold it. This entire movement was only an anticipation of the order received from General Rosecrans, then at Chattanooga, sent by telegraph at seven P. M. The great advantage of this effective organization and disposition of troops, who otherwise would not have halted short of Chattanooga, can scarcely be estimated; and its importa
unded. From this time there was continued skirmishing along the river till the ninth, when our forces reached Yazoo City, where a detachment surprised and captured five rebel pickets. On the eleventh, Colonel Coates reembarked, and proceeded up the river to Greenwood, and found Fort Pemberton evacuated by the enemy. The First Missouri cavalry, Colonel Osband commanding, went out from this point, had a fight, lost five men, and went to within five miles of Grenada; and ascertaining that Forrest was at that place in force, retraced his steps and joined the main command. Several days were spent in loading cotton, which was found along the river-shore, and after having secured one thousand six hundred bales, the expedition returned to Yazoo City on the twenty-eighth. Immediately upon arriving there, Major Cook went out with a small cavalry force, and encountered a brigade of Texas cavalry, numbering one thousand five hundred, commanded by Brigadier-General L. S. Ross. A sharp fi
capitulate, and thus secure the best terms possible for the command as a condition of surrender. In accordance with this decision I met the rebel commander, General Forrest, under a flag of truce, when a stipulation was entered into between him and myself, whereby it was agreed that my command should surrender as prisoners of warall private property of every description was to be respected and retained by the owner. The above terms were in a measure respected while we remained with General Forrest; but no sooner were we turned over to the rebel authorities than a system of robbing commenced, which soon relieved us of every thing valuable in our possessis of my surrender, and demanded that its provisions be complied with; but General Winder, commandant of the prisoners, took from me the stipulations signed by General Forrest, which he still retains, and refuses to be governed by its provisions. My officers, together with something near one thousand other United States officers, a
rford, one battalion making a feint on Wyatt, where Forrest was in position with artillery. We passed through ome up. Captured several prisoners, one of them General Forrest's chief of scouts. Seventeenth, marched at e., and encamped. Twenty-second, the rebels under Forrest attacked our rear and flank at Okolona. They chargeneral Smith was greatly outnumbered by the enemy — Forrest's effective force being over five thousand strong. ne without any interruption, although the rebel General Forrest, with a large cavalry force, was near us. On thall the brigades would have annihilated the army of Forrest, and made us the complete victors. It was a dreadfthat his whole force, which was commanded by Major-General Forrest, did not exceed six thousand, many of whom wmands behaved themselves nobly on all occasions. Forrest, in this fight, or series of fights, had four brigaoops back of the Suchatoncha Swamp on the right. Forrest boasted that he had General Smith just where he wan
sly interfere with their arrangements. General Forrest, who is already confronting them, has bee, March 9, 1864. The recent victory of General Forrest in Northern Mississippi, by which the graalry the Yankees have ever put in the field. Forrest's men, too, were mostly new and untried, espein a long and most imposing line, outflanking Forrest, and threatening the instant demolition of hit was their surprise when, as they approached Forrest's line, they observed his men slip from theirf valor and determination as argued badly for Forrest's infantry scouts, scattered through the bushd they soon broke into confusion and fled. Forrest then mounted his mein and began his pursuit, but even with more vigor and determination by Forrest's men, who had in a few hours become veteranse wildest confusion and dismay. By this time Forrest had exhausted his ammunition and the strengthevies hastily gathered, and took the place of Forrest's men, following up the Yankees for a great d[7 more...]
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