hose commands were distinct — were taking a ride, it was a greed that Col. J. would picket on the road leading to Hickman, which.
however, was neglected, whether by Col. Jackson or his officers is not known.
Neither was that road scouted on sunday, or that night or the next morning.
The consequence was that on Monday morning the enemy came in on the Richman road, and not being fired upon, they crossed over to the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and surrounded the pickets of the 21st regiment Lieut. Sage in command.
The pickets fired upon them, but without effect.
As far as known, thirty-two men, including Lieut, Fitte, were captured.
Firing about the cavalry camp being a usual thing, notwithstanding a general order to the contrary, no notice was taken of the firing of the pickets.
About ten minutes afterwards the enemy planted their guns in sight, and within one hundred yards of Col. Jackson's headquarters, supported on either side by their cavalry, consisting of two battalions.
d kept them from delivering their messages.
A part of the regiment was pursued by the enemy about three miles. They rallied at Crockett's station, however, and took a train to Humboldt.
The remainder reached the latter place by the Middleburg and Trenton road.
Our loss was about fifty men captured, two killed, and three wounded. We saved all our arms, but lost everything else, baggage, tents, and stores — which latter were estimated to be worth about six thousand dollars.
Capt Whitemore was in town when the attack was made, dressed in citizen's clothes, and witnessed the movements of the enemy.
After rifling and burning the camps, they started on their return to Hickman, when he made good his escape.
Later from Nashville.
The Memphis Appeal, of the 3d, says:
We learn from parties who left Nashville as late as Saturday, that the gunboat and transports at that place had found it necessary to leave on account of the low stage of water.
The army at Col