This column, without waiting any longer, has entered the road called Paine's Trace, leading across Walden's Ridge to Pikeville on the banks of the Sequatchie, and soon the darkness of night masks its movements.
The Federal left wing is turned.
Crook calls to him all the detachments en échelon down the river, and beon the contrary, marched throughout the night from September 30th to October 1st, so that in the forenoon of that date he reaches Pikeville, on the banks of the Sequatchie, near which he allows his men and horses a well-earned rest.
He is about five miles ahead of Crook, and will know how to avail himself of this advantage.
In tated by a dense smoke of which he easily divined the cause.
Leaving one regiment on the Dunlap road, with the two other regiments he gains the left bank of the Sequatchie, falls upon the Confederates who were still engaged in pillaging the wagons, defeats them, and captures about sixty of their number.
The pillagers, driven towa