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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Chapter XXII: Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Mississippi, North Alabama, and Southwest Virginia. March 4-June 10, 1862. (ed. Lieut. Col. Robert N. Scott), May 2-9, 1862.-expedition from Trenton to Paris and Dresden, Tenn., with skirmish, May 5, near Lockridge's Mill. (search)
ed force of 150. At a certain point he obtained some news that the enemy, near 1,000 strong, had encamped at dark 6 miles from Paris, and that they would be joined in the morning by 500 more. I moved at once to cross the Obion before King's Bridge could be seized. (It was the only one.) I encamped last night at McLemoresville, and satisfied myself that the enemy had that morning entered Paris with artillery, foot, and horse, but there he would remain. I left Colonel Pell at or near McKenzie, with orders to observe the enemy and keep posted as to his movements, and to-day, leaving orders for Pell to take a position between McLemoresville and Huntingdon and keep me informed, I moved to this place, my horses very jaded, my men having suffered for food, having no means to prepare nor haversacks to carry with them food for a day even. We subsisted with great difficulty and by getting people for miles around to cook for us. It is well to add that the person — an Englishman, of
Special Orders, No. 4, from headquarters Army of the Mississippi. He will receive from Lieutenant-Colonel Miller the written orders and instructions he has received, and will obey them so far as they do not conflict with those subsequently issued. Colonel Lindsay's regiment will occupy the line from Lexington, Tenn., to Huntington. He will keep in constant communication with the commanders of cavalry on his right and left, whose headquarters respectively are at Purdy Station and McKenzie Station. Colonel Lindsay will have under observation and guard all the roads and approaches on the front of the line he is ordered to occupy, and he will see that his scouts connect with the cavalry scouts of Lieutenant-Colonel Brewer on his right and Colonel Claiborne on his left. He is instructed to place his main body at a position where it can be made most speedily available to re-enforce any part of his line that may be threatened. He will render such protection as he can give Government
mings. Cheatham's division was with the army of Tennessee. Colonel Ingersoll's report shows that he was poorly supported, had untrained troops, and was an easy victim to Forrest. The expedition of Forrest to west Tennessee was undertaken to create a diversion in favor of our army in Mississippi, and was accomplished, said General Bragg, in the most brilliant and decisive manner. He was now under orders to recross the Tennessee river. Leaving Middleburg on the 25th, he moved toward McKenzie, Tenn., thence in the direction of Lexington. The Federal commander of the department had in the meantime concentrated large bodies of troops at various points, intending to capture this bold rider who had dared to invade a territory now claimed as their own. On the 31st Forrest moved from Flake's store, sixteen miles north of Lexington, in the direction of that point, and met the advance of the enemy after a march of four miles, at Parker's cross-roads. Here he engaged and fought the briga
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), United Confederate Veterans. (search)
lory, corn. Camp 38. Donaldsonville, La.; Capt. Alexander Porche, corn.; med. offi., Dr. Leonce Richard; private; members, 92; disabled, I; deaths, 2. Camp 39. Birmingham, Ala.; Gen. F. S. Ferguson, corn. Camp 40. Natchitoches, La.; Capt. J. Alphonse Prudhomme, com.; med. offi., Dr. A. P. Breds; asst. surg.; members, 67; deaths, 3. Camp 41. Mansfield La.; Charles Schuyler, corn.; med. offi., N. P. Revere, May 15, 1862, major; members, 70; disabled, 2; deaths, 4. Camp 42. McKenzie, Tenn.; Capt. S. A. Mebane, com.; med. offi., Dr. R. D. Givin; surgeon; members, 65; deaths, 3. Camp 43. Huntsville, Texas; Capt. J. M. Smither, corn. Camp 44. Palestine, Texas; Capt. J. W, Ewing, corn. Camp 45. Terrell, Texas; J. A. Anthony, corn.; med. offi., W. H. Monday; 2d lieut.; members, 85; disabled, 10 or 11; deaths, 6. Camp 46. Knoxville, Tenn.; John F. Horne, corn.; med. offi., Dr. W. L. Anderson; private; members, 50; disabled, 15; indigent, 2; deaths, 7. Camp 47. Titu