The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 30, In Four Parts. Part 2, Reports. Page: 725
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WHEELER AND RODDEY'S RAID.
river just after I had crossed. Two pieces of artillery of Wiggins'
battery having broken down several times, were finally abandoned
on account of our utter inability to bring them farther. The officers
deserve great credit for carrying them so far in their disabled con-
dition. One of the limbers of White's battery blew up, which
caused it also to be abandoned. Two of the pieces were howitzers,
and the other was an iron gun which had been condemned at every
inspection for the last year.
During the trip we captured in action 1,600 prisoners, and killed
and wounded as many of their cavalry as would cover our entire
A full report of the casualties in my command during the battle
and during the trip through Middle Tennessee will be found in the
annexed tabular statement.*
A considerable amount of the property captured on the trip was
brought across the river.f
To General Davidson and Colonel Hodge, who commanded the
troops which joined me on the expedition across the Tennessee
River, I tender my thanks for their good conduct and that of their
troops during their advance upon McMinnville, and to Generals
Martin and Colonel Avery for their gallant assistance in the capture
and destruction of the wagon train, and to General Martin and his
command particularly for their good conduct at Farmington and their
laborious work in destroying the bridges on the railroad.
General Wharton and his command behaved throughout with
their accustomed gallantry.
.I tender my thanks to the following members of my staff for their
gallantry and good conduct, viz: Colonel King, Majors Burford,
Jenkins, Humes, and Hill; Captains Turner, Powell, Wade, Flash,
and Kennedy, and Lieutenants Pointer, Wailes, Nichol, and Hatch.
To Major Humes 'particularly am I indebted for his great gal-
lantry during the fight at Farmington, where he was wounded, and
to Lieutenant Pointer, my aide, for his gallantry during a cavalry
charge, when he dashed upon the enemy's color bearer, shot him,
and then turned and brought the colors back to the command.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Col. GEORGE WILLIAM BRENT,
Assistant Adjutant-General, .Army of Tennessee.
HEADQUARTERS DAVIDSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,
Allen's House, October 3, 1863.
GENERAL: I am moving down the side of the river. The enemy
are following me up. As soon as I can get a position I will make a
stand. I think they are in strong force.
H. B. DAVIDSON,
Brigadier- General, Commanding.
SFor portion here omitted, see p. 522.
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United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 30, In Four Parts. Part 2, Reports., book, 1891; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152979/m1/742/?q=Wiggins: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.