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Shelbyville, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): article 21
No further opportunity offering, we resumed our march, and after travelling about sixty miles, reached Murfreesboro' about 2 o'clock next morning. We were made acquainted just before reaching the town that a body or Federal cavalry had ridden through the evening before, and that the enemy was in large force near by.--We remained about twelve miles from town, long enough to ascertain their exact locality, and then passed safely through, within two miles of their infantry. We reached Shelbyville about 4 o'clock P. M. to day, the men and horses a good deal jaded. Yesterday seven transports passed down the Cumberland, carrying the remnant of Gen. Thomas is division; as our party had not entirely crossed, we did not fire into them. From all we could learn, the enemy has commenced to move.--A large body of cavalry was seen on the road to Columbia. It is believed that the enemy have sent a large force down the Tennessee by boats, and will also move in force across the country. It
United States (United States) (search for this): article 21
le from a cavalry camp, which we were compelled to pass in full view, we captured five men belonging to the 18th Ohio, Col. Smith. Their arms — Enfield rifles — were also secured. Passing the cavalry camp, we continued our march in the direction of Nashville. Having obtained a suitable position in the woods, opposite the Lunatic Asylum, where we had a good view of the pike, operations commenced. Seeing a wagon train with its guard approaching, Col. Wood, myself, and four men, wearing United States overcoats, rode down to the pike, stopped the train, and made twenty-three prisoners. The horses and mules were cut from the wagons, and the prisoners mounted and sent back to the party in the woods. This continued until we had accumulated ninety-eight prisoners, among them Gen. Damont's Aid and several other officers. Returning in three parties with the prisoners, one party, consisting of sixty prisoners and ten guards, commanded by Lieutenant Owens, of my command, was attacked an
Murfreesboro (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): article 21
d in crossing the country and reaching our pickets near Murfreesboro' the same night, having passed within a mile of the eney's cavalry. Returning, alone, in the direction of Murfreesboro', I encountered a picket of six men, who surrendered toext morning we joined Col. Wood's party and returned to Murfreesboro' We have thirty-eight prisoners, who have been sent fornst., with Col. Wood and a detachment of 40 men, I left Murfreesboro' for Gallatin, having learned that no Federal forces re was kept secret, and the command having been sent from Murfreesboro' in separate parties, by different roads, to unite at smovement until after the blow was struck. A citizen of Murfreesboro', whose seal and loyalty is undoubted, made the necessae become known, we concluded to with draw and return to Murfreesboro'. Shortly after leaving Gallatin we learned that a march, and after travelling about sixty miles, reached Murfreesboro' about 2 o'clock next morning. We were made acquai
Enfield (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): article 21
s, of Terry's late command, and fifteen of my squadron, left here on the 7th inst., at two P. M., and proceeded in the direction of Nashville. Marching eighteen miles, and avoiding the pike, we encamped for the night. Early on the morning of the 8th, having procured suitable guides, we resumed our march and entered the Federal lines. At half a mile from a cavalry camp, which we were compelled to pass in full view, we captured five men belonging to the 18th Ohio, Col. Smith. Their arms — Enfield rifles — were also secured. Passing the cavalry camp, we continued our march in the direction of Nashville. Having obtained a suitable position in the woods, opposite the Lunatic Asylum, where we had a good view of the pike, operations commenced. Seeing a wagon train with its guard approaching, Col. Wood, myself, and four men, wearing United States overcoats, rode down to the pike, stopped the train, and made twenty-three prisoners. The horses and mules were cut from the wagons, and the
Gallatin, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): article 21
ith Col. Wood and a detachment of 40 men, I left Murfreesboro' for Gallatin, having learned that no Federal forces remained at that place. Th march, crossing the Cumberland at Canoe Branch Ferry, and reached Gallatin about 4 P. M.--Leaving the command just outside the town, Lieut., tly useless. That night, having picketed securely, we remained in Gallatin. The next morning we destroyed the water tank, and taking the eng with draw and return to Murfreesboro'. Shortly after leaving Gallatin we learned that a party of twenty of the enemy, in charge of three prisoners, were approaching Gallatin by the Scottsville road. It was determined to out them off. Pushing the prisoners, with a guard, acrossrain to-morrow. I have omitted to mention that before leaving Gallatin the engine was destroyed, thus leaving but one on the road. Iin their midst. A handsome flag was presented us by the ladies of Gallatin, and some accompanied us even to the ferry. Upon our return a
Rogersville, Tenn. (Tennessee, United States) (search for this): article 21
pproach of the enemy, or the mail train. In the meantime a 1st Lieutenant and four privates of Grider's regiment, (Federal,) on their way to Nashville, were taken prisoners by our pickets. The mail train being some hours behind time, and learning that our presents might have become known, we concluded to with draw and return to Murfreesboro'. Shortly after leaving Gallatin we learned that a party of twenty of the enemy, in charge of three prisoners, were approaching Gallatin by the Scottsville road. It was determined to out them off. Pushing the prisoners, with a guard, across the Cumberland, we returned to effect the capture. We had taken our position on the road, so as to secure the capture of all; but, unfortunately, when within half a mile of them, they were warned of danger by a negro, and fled precipitately to the woods, Capt. Austin, in command of the party, making his escape on a horse out from a buggy. It being too dark to follow, we remained picketing the road unti
G. W. Thomas (search for this): article 21
made acquainted just before reaching the town that a body or Federal cavalry had ridden through the evening before, and that the enemy was in large force near by.--We remained about twelve miles from town, long enough to ascertain their exact locality, and then passed safely through, within two miles of their infantry. We reached Shelbyville about 4 o'clock P. M. to day, the men and horses a good deal jaded. Yesterday seven transports passed down the Cumberland, carrying the remnant of Gen. Thomas is division; as our party had not entirely crossed, we did not fire into them. From all we could learn, the enemy has commenced to move.--A large body of cavalry was seen on the road to Columbia. It is believed that the enemy have sent a large force down the Tennessee by boats, and will also move in force across the country. It is reported in Nashville that they intend to end the campaign before June. The prisoners will be sent forward in the 2 o'clock train to-morrow. I have omi
ortly after leaving Gallatin we learned that a party of twenty of the enemy, in charge of three prisoners, were approaching Gallatin by the Scottsville road. It was determined to out them off. Pushing the prisoners, with a guard, across the Cumberland, we returned to effect the capture. We had taken our position on the road, so as to secure the capture of all; but, unfortunately, when within half a mile of them, they were warned of danger by a negro, and fled precipitately to the woods, Capt. Austin, in command of the party, making his escape on a horse out from a buggy. It being too dark to follow, we remained picketing the road until morning. No further opportunity offering, we resumed our march, and after travelling about sixty miles, reached Murfreesboro' about 2 o'clock next morning. We were made acquainted just before reaching the town that a body or Federal cavalry had ridden through the evening before, and that the enemy was in large force near by.--We remained about t
John H. Morganne (search for this): article 21
Scouting in the West.Captain Morgan's official reports. The New Orleans Picayune produce Capt. John H. Morganne official reports of his successful scouting expeditions, which we append. They are worthy of preservation as a part of the history of our revolution: Murfreesboro', Tenn., March 10, 1862. Sir: With a view of determining the enemy's position and his movements, Lieut. Col. R. C. Wood, of Adam's Mississippi Cavalry, myself, ten Texas Rangers, of Terry's late command, and fifteen of my squadron, left here on the 7th inst., at two P. M., and proceeded in the direction of Nashville. Marching eighteen miles, and avoiding the pike, we encamped for the night. Early on the morning of the 8th, having procured suitable guides, we resumed our march and entered the Federal lines. At half a mile from a cavalry camp, which we were compelled to pass in full view, we captured five men belonging to the 18th Ohio, Col. Smith. Their arms — Enfield rifles — were also secur
myself, ten Texas Rangers, of Terry's late command, and fifteen of my squadron, left here on the 7th inst., at two P. M., and proceeded in the direction of Nashville. Marching eighteen miles, and avoiding the pike, we encamped for the night. Early on the morning of the 8th, having procured suitable guides, we resumed our march and entered the Federal lines. At half a mile from a cavalry camp, which we were compelled to pass in full view, we captured five men belonging to the 18th Ohio, Col. Smith. Their arms — Enfield rifles — were also secured. Passing the cavalry camp, we continued our march in the direction of Nashville. Having obtained a suitable position in the woods, opposite the Lunatic Asylum, where we had a good view of the pike, operations commenced. Seeing a wagon train with its guard approaching, Col. Wood, myself, and four men, wearing United States overcoats, rode down to the pike, stopped the train, and made twenty-three prisoners. The horses and mules were cut f
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