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n rear of Schofield's forces, then at Pulaski, before they were able to reach Duck river. That night headquarters were established at Rawhide, twelve miles north of became alarmed, and, by forced marches day and night, reached Columbia, upon Duck river, just in time to prevent our troops from cutting them off. Van Home, in his Hd Cheatham established his left on the latter pike, with his right resting on Duck river. Army headquarters were established at the residence of Mrs. Warfield, aboutssibly avoid it, but to permit them to cross undisturbed to the north bank of Duck river that night, as I supposed they would do; to hasten preparations, and endeavoreneral Schofield's Army was in the vicinity of Columbia, on the north side of Duck river, and none of these troops began to arrive at Spring Hill until after 9 p. m. p. m., General Schofield became satisfied that the enemy would not attack on Duck river, but was moving two corps directly on Spring Hill. He then gave orders for t
issippi. At early dawn the troops were put in motion in the direction of Franklin, marching as rapidly as possible to over-take the enemy before he crossed the Big Harpeth, eighteen miles from Spring Hill. Lieutenant General Lee had crossed Duck river after dark the night previous, and, in order to reach Franklin, was obliged to march a distance of thirty miles. The head of his column arrived at Spring Hill at 9 a. m. on the 30th, and, after a short rest, followed in the wake of the main bodguard with eight picked brigades together with Forrest's cavalry; the march was then resumed in the direction of Columbia, Stewart's Corps moving in front, followed by those of Cheatham and Stevenson. The Army bivouacked in line of battle near Duck river, on the night of the 18th. The following day, we crossed the river and proceeded on different roads leading towards Bainbridge on the Tennessee. I entertained but little concern in regard to being further harassed by the enemy. I felt conf
Late in the evening of the 28th of November General Forrest with most of his command crossed Duck river a few miles above Columbia, and I followed, early in the morning of the 29th, with Stewart's amanding the covering force, was severely wounded in the foot. We continued our retreat across Duck river to Columbia, the corps alternating as rear guards to the Army. Lieutenant General Lee and thefter the fight at Nashville I at first hoped to be able to remain in Tennessee, on the line of Duck river, but after arriving at Columbia I became convinced that the condition of the Army made it neceers were readily driven in. On the night of the 27th the enemy evacuated Columbia, and crossed Duck river; Stevenson's Division of my corps entered the town before daylight. After crossing, the enemyate in the evening of the 28th of November, General Forrest, with most of his command, crossed Duck river a few miles above Columbia, and I followed early in the morning of the 29th with Stewart's and