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Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 4. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book IV:—the war in the South-West. (search)
Colonel McMillen was sent in the early part of February from Memphis, via Hernando, in the direction of the Tallahatchie; it appeared on the 7th in the vicinity of Wyatt, near this river, and feigned to undertake throwing a bridge across it. Forrest's troops, as we have said, were distributed somewhat to the south of this river, th being informed of McMillen's movement, he disposed his three other brigades along the Tallahatchie, the course of which he proposed to defend between Panola and Abbeville. It was when in this position that he received the news of the departure of the two columns of hostile cavalry from Germantown and Collierville. He surmised at orders to concentrate at Oxford, whence they could proceed quickly toward the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. This movement was retarded by McMillen's demonstration on Wyatt, which was supported by a regiment detached from Grierson's division. The Southern horsemen, being vigorously attacked on the 12th, thought that McMillen wished