The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 22, July 1918 - April, 1919 Page: 51
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Reminiscences of the Terry Rangers
rendered to General Grant. These heavy losses caused General
Johnston to give up Kentucky and move into Tennessee and select
later the Memphis and Charleston railroad as a base of operations.
When the army reached Nashville, our regiment was sent down
the river to, or near to, Fort Donelson to gather up some teams
and army supplies that had been rushed out there before the sur-
render of the Fort, while the main body of the Confederates as-
sembled at Murfreesboro, where we rejoined them after bringing
those things we had been sent for. After a few days General John-
ston moved his infantry and artillery southward to reach his new
selected base at Corinth, Mississippi, leaving the cavalry at Mur-
freesboro to watch the enemies' movements and to impede as much
as we might their progress south if an attempt was made to follow
in pursuit. In a few days only our regiment and a few squads
of other cavalry were to be seen about the city. Among the odds
and ends of cavalry men was Captain John H. Morgan, afterwards
General Morgan, with a few recruits trying to raise a cavalry com-
mand for the Confederate service, and at the same time paying
most assiduous attentions to Miss Ready, daughter of Colonel Ready
One night Captain Morgan asked Colonel Wharton for a detail of
two men to go with him next day on a raid within the enemy's
lines up toward Nashville, telling Colonel Wharton he already had
seven men armed and well mounted, and he wished him to furnish
him two more good men well mounted with blue overcoats, shot-
guns and pistols, which would make ten by counting himself.
Colonel Wharton sent the order to Company F to make the detail
wanted. Jake Flewellen and I were ordered to report to Captain
Morgan next morning at sun-up, mounted and ready for the trip.
Sunrise came; Captain Morgan and nine private soldiers moved out
on the Nashville pike, mounted and equipped for the trip according
to instructions, except I had on a black overcoat. I had no blue
one and didn't want one and never did wear one. Morgan assigned
me to the rear, thinking and judging correctly too that the squad
would be judged by those in front and not by one man in the rear.
The enemy had moved their army out on Murfreesboro pike, ten
or fifteen miles, and gone into winter quarters, and were making
preparations for a movement south when spring should come.
We kept the turnpike road for several miles and as we approached
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