atham, who occupied Bethel Station and the town of Purdy with his division.
In the attack about to be made on General Grant, General Johnston expected to beat him back to his transports and there capture him and his forces, then cross the Tennessee river and give battle to Buell, known to be advancing to Grant's assistance.
General Johnston rapidly concentrated his troops and delivered battle in the early morning of the 6th of April.
That peerless soldier was in immediate and active commanth) in his battle with McCook's division of Buell's army.
There were three battalions of regulars in Rousseau's brigade of this division, and of Buell's loss of 3,753, the heaviest part was sustained by McCook in his combat with Cheatham.
The Tennessee artillery—Bankhead's battery, Capt. Smith P. Bankhead; Polk's battery, Capt. M. Y. Polk; Rutledge's battery, Capt. A. M. Rutledge—rendered conspicuous and valuable services.
General Wood, reporting the battle of the 7th, testified that when