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The Daily Dispatch: August 12, 1862., [Electronic resource], Report of Gen. Stuart of his expedition in rear of the enemy's lines. (search)
Col. W. H. Fitzhugh Lee,) also, two squadrons of the Jeff. Davis legion, commanded by Lieut. Col. W. T. Martin; the section of artillery being commanded by 1st Lieut. Jas. Breathed. Although th did. With an abiding trust in God, and with such guarantees of success as the two Lees and Martin, and their devoted followers, this enterprise I regarded as most promising. Taking care, therefvis Legion, with the howitzer attached, its conduct was entrusted to its commander, Lieut. Col., Martin, in whose judgment and skill I had entire confidence. He was not attacked, but at one time the ruption, for a time, of his railroad communications. The three commanders, the two Lees and Martin, exhibited the characteristics of skillful commanders, keeping their commands well in hand, and sp, and proved themselves brilliant cavalry leaders. The discipline maintained by Lieutenant-Colonel Martin in his command, and referred to in his report, is especially worthy of notice, as also
, August. 5. --General Nelson occupied McMinnville on Sunday, with six thousand troops. The rebel Forrest fled on his approach, leaving 40 strugglers to fall into our hands. The rebel Morgan is not there. Forrest is supposed to be at Sparta, with 2,000 cavalry. Transportation between Murfreesboro' and McMinnville is open for the Unionists. The telegraph line is being erected between the two points. Gen. Negley arrived at Columbia yesterday. A. O. P. Nicholson. Judge Martin and brother, and Gen. Brauch have been sent South, General Negley dispersed a large concentration of guerrillas at Williamsport, twelve miles from Columbia, on Sunday evening, capturing a number. Capt. Julian, of the Tennessee troops, put to flight a gang of guerrillas, near Bigbysville, a few miles from Columbia. Guerrillas hear Columbia have been attempting to concentrate for some time. The almost vigilance is required to prevent their concentration. Liberty is occu