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ry, only, it seems, because they captured about one thousand prisoners in the early part of the light and sent them back to Nashville. The following dispatch tells the story. Four Miles South of Nashville, December 1, 1864. General Schofield yesterday fought one of the prettiest fights of the war, resulting most disastrously to the rebels, with little loss to ourselves. After three days skirmishing, the rebels crowded our first line of works yesterday afternoon, and at four o'lled, wounded and captured. Our loss does not reach a thousand. General Bradley, of Illinois, while gallantly leading his troops, was severely wounded in the shoulder. Our loss in field officers is very small. Our troops behaved handsomely. Schofield commanded on the field, Stanley on the right and Cox on the left. General Stanley was wounded slightly in the neck, but remained on the field, and is all right to-day. I have told you all along the programme of General Thomas would electr
From the Yankee accounts of their victory at Franklin over Hood, it must have been the strangest victory on record, except that gained by Banks over Dick Taylor last spring. It seems that Hood attacked Schofield works at 4 o'clock, nearly sunset, was at first victorious, carried the lines of the Yankees, and was then outflanked and beaten so badly that but for night coming on he would have been annihilated. In the little time that elapsed between 4 o'clock and dark, on the 1st of December, he lost six thousand men, killed and wounded, and one thousand prisoners! All this is truly wonderful! But the courtesy and urbanity of Schofield and Thomas are more marvellous than anything else.--After having defeated Hood so terribly, their politeness did not allow them to stay on the field and witness his humiliation the next day. So, in the night, they fell back to within four miles of Nashville, where they say they hold a splendid position. There they assert that the crowning battl
We have received New York papers of Saturday, the 3d instant. They contain nothing of importance. General Hood's victory — the Yankees Stick to their Lies. The telegrams, which are brief, about the defeat of Schofield and his falling back to Nashville, still call it a victory. They merely repeat the former dispatches. One from Nashville, dated the 2d instant, says: Additional reports received increase the magnitude of the late victory at Franklin. Thirty stands of colors were captured by the Union forces. The Forty ninth Indiana captured five; the Eighty-eighth Illinois, three; Reilly's old brigade, eighteen; and the Twenty-third corps captured four. General Stanley, commanding the Fourth corps, had a very narrow escape, having had a horse killed under him, and was shot in the right shoulder, the ball traversing the back and going out the left shoulder. He is in the city, and though suffering considerably is still attending to duty. It is confirmed
We have received New York papers of Monday last, the 5th instant. General Hood's movements in Tennessee--his army in sight of Nashville. The Herald publishes a long history of the battle of Franklin, which confirms what has before been published — that Schofield got a whipping and fell back eighteen miles to Nashville. The Yankees now claim to have captured only six hundred Confederates instead of one thousand, and do not say anything more about the death of General Cleburne being "confirmed." A telegram from Nashville, dated the 4th instant, says: No new developments have taken place to-day, except that our army still encircles the city on the southeast, its wings resting on the Cumberland river. The enemy's lines are clearly to be seen from high points in the suburbs and from the capitol. They are entrenching themselves in a southwestern direction, about three miles from the city. During the day, heavy skirmishing occurred on our left, and progressed along t
A special dispatch to the Journal, dated Nashville, December 6; says the rebels lost at Franklin ten general officers, among whom were Generals Goran and Quarles, not previously reported. General Cheatham escaped capture only by the fleetness of his horse. The Louisville Journal learns that General Cooper's brigade of white and a brigade of colored troops, the latter of which garrisoned Johnsonville prior to its evacuation, both of which were cut off from the main army when General Schofield retreated from Franklin, have arrived at Clarksville. The Nashville train arrived here on time this evening. Passengers who left Nashville this morning at six o'clock report that all was quiet there at that time. There had been some slight skirmishing the previous night. The steamers Prima Donna, Prairie State and Magnet, captured yesterday on the Cumberland river, were recaptured to-day by the gunboat Carondelet. The latest dispatch from Nashville is dated the 8th ins
at from the Yankee newspaper statements, that General Hood achieved a great victory. He says the enemy's loss in killed and wounded was very heavy, being certainly not less than four thousand. We captured, and still hold, five thousand prisoners. Our loss in killed, wounded and prisoners was about thirty-five hundred. Among the killed on our side were Major-General Cleburne and Brigadier-General Govan, of Arkansas, and Brigadier-General Granberry, of Texas. General Hood proposed to Schofield to exchange prisoners, but the latter declined, alleging that he had sent off all the Confederates he had captured. The fact was, he was unwilling, by exchanging, to disclose how very small was the number of prisoners he had taken. It is worthy of remark that the Yankees, having lied about this battle steadily and persistently for a fortnight, now show some disposition to acknowledge the truth. All along they have been swearing that they lost but five hundred men. As will be seen by
ted States,Hon Edain M. Stanton, andLieutenant-General U. S. Grant This army thanks you for your approbation of its conduct yesterday; and to assure you that it was not misplaced, I have the honor to report that the enemy has been pressed at all points to- day in has line of retreat to the Brentwood hills. Brigadier General Hatch, of Wilson's corps of cavalry, on the right, turned the enemy's left and captured a large number of prisoners — the number not yet reported. Major-General Schofield's corps, next on the left of the cavalry, carried several hills, captured many prisoners and six pieces of artillery. Brevet Major-General Smith, next on the left of Major-General Schoneld, carried the salient point of the enemy's line with McMullen's brigade, of McArthur's division, capturing sixteen pieces of artillery, two brigadier-generals and about two thousand prisoners. Brigadier-General Gartaud's division, of General Smith's command, next on the left of McArthur's
; but we see not how there can be any longer. Our army was retreating to concentrate, and, being sharply pressed, was compelled to fight or abandon its trains. Schofield decided to fight, fully aware of the enemy's superiority in numbers, but trusting to the position to enable him to check the rebel advance until his trains could and admits a loss of thirty-five hundred men, including. Major-General Cleburne and three brigadiers killed, with as many wounded or captured, it is clear that Schofield's account is the true one. The rebels were repulsed with fearful loss, and our retreat during the following night was precisely what Schofield had purposed. HeSchofield had purposed. He had not proposed, with two corps, to fight a pitched battle with the whole rebel army; he meant to stop it till he got his trains away; and that he achieved, inflicting a loss at least twice as heavy as he incurred. The rebels had no officer out of Virginia so effective in a fight as Pat. Cleburne, and his loss cannot well be rep
. Having failed to catch Hood, the Yankees are supplying the omission by wonderful stories of what damage they have done him. They put his loss at eighteen general officers, fifty-one cannon and seventeen thousand men. The Yankee loss is fixed at seven thousand men and two general officers. A telegram gives some more of the same sort of stuff: Frank Cheatham told his aunt, Miss. Rage, that Hood was ordered to Nashville against his own wishes; but he lames Hood for not attacking Schofield at Spring Hill. Hood ordered Bate to attack at Spring Hill, and he did not do it. The rebel army is now beyond Columbia. During the rebel tarry in front of Nashville they captured but two locomotives and ten cars. The railroad is but little impaired, and trains are running up to Spring Hill; but two small bridges destroyed. Trains were to run to Murfreesboro' on Sunday. Telegraph communication is all right with all points; but two small trestles are destroyed on the Johnsonvi
lace you may designate. [Signed]B. F. Butler, Major-General. The extract from Mr. Brooks's speech was in substance as follows: I am bound to say an effort was made to control the city of New York during the autumn election. The Government sent there a gold robber in the person of a Major-General of the United States. Robber as he was of the public treasure, and Major-General, he dared not exercise control over the actions of those whom the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Schofield) had called thieves and robbers. Mr. Brooks, resuming, said that the letter from General Butler was brought to him by H. C. Clark, Captain and Adjutant. Mr. Stevens (Pennsylvania), having the floor, resigned it to Mr. Boutwell, who said he represented the district in which General Butler resides. The gentleman from New York (Mr. Brooks) had charged General Butler with being a gold robber. Now, he had seen from the commencement of this war that Secessionists and Northern men w
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