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The Daily Dispatch: September 22, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Glance at the condition of Affairs in East Tennessee. (search)
I omitted to speak of the engagement that Col. Scott's cavalry brigade had with the same force on the Ringgold and Dalton road. On the morning of the 10th Gen. Forrest, with Col. S.'s brigade, went to Ringgold.--On the way thither evidence of infantry having passed into the town was violate. Had not been in town more than hDalton road, where our artillery being put in position, opened on them. After an hour's duelling the enemy began to turn our flanks by their superior forces. Gen. Forrest retired to Tunnel Hill. On the road several ambuscades were formed for the Yankees, which resulted in checking their advance considerably, and the killing of unnel Hill an ample force was concentrated to give them a good fight, but they did nothing more than throw forward their line of skirmishers. It was here that Gen. Forrest charged the enemy's line and was slightly wounded. Cavalry skirmishes occur, almost daily. Rumor reports Burnside's advance at Cleveland. I have no doub
im proved his right to the shoes, and, in consideration of his promise never to appear out again after hours without proper credentials, he was discharged. Wm. Forrest, the young man charged before the Recorder, a few days since, with unlawfully entering the house of Brown, Pessley & Co., and whose case was continued till yest. The accused was in company at the time of the occurrence with two others, one of whom, it appears, took from the premises a pistol and a large sturgeon knife. Forrest was the only one of the three captured.--When first brought to Court he signified his readiness to appear against the other two, and readily gave their names to tthe prisoner; he was considered a young man of fine character, in his Captain's opinion, and was one of his best soldiers. Upon this evidence, and the promise of Forrest to return immediately to camp, he was discharged. Philip, slave of Wm. E. Thornton, arrested without a pass and improperly out in the street selling papers,