The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 20, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports. Page: 6
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6 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. [CHIAP. X XI.
Report of General Braxton Bragg, C. S. Army, commanding Army of
KNOXVILLE, TENN., November 9, 1862.
We had a brisk skirmish with the enemy near Nashville on the 5th,
killing and wounding about100. Our loss very slight. Destroyed alarge
number of cars, engines, water-tanks, and bridges on Nashville and Louis-
ville road. Brigadier-General Forrest was in command. Enemy is re-
enforcing. Our forces are moving up. I leave to-morrow for the front.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General.
Report of Brig. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest, C. S. Army, commanding cavalry.
La Vergne, Tenn., November 6, 1862.
GENERAL: Agreeably to orders received, I moved my commands on the
night of the 4th instant in the direction of Nashville, distributing them
as follows: Col. John T. Morgan's regiment [Fifty-first Alabama], of
Partisan Rangers, and Capt. W. C. Bacot's battalion, Forrest's regiment,
to the right of the Murfreesborough pike, with instructions to move for-
ward on the Lebanon, Stone's River, and Chicken pikes, and to drive in
the Abolitionists' pickets at daylight, which was done agreeably to orders
and in gallant style, killing and wounding several, with the loss of 1 man
killed and 2 horses wounded. Lieutenant-Colonel [A. A.] Russell, Parti-
san Rangers, on Murfreesborough pike, followed by Colonels [J. B.] Pal-
mer's and [R. W.] Hanson's brigades, with four batteries of artillery,
commanded by Major [R. E.] Graves, after proceeding to Dogtown, 31
miles from Nashville, encountered the Abolitionists' pickets, at which
place he (Colonel Russell) was ordered to dismount his command, press
forward, and drive in the pickets. He succeeded in driving them to
their first line of fortifications with considerable firing for 1l miles. I
here found them in some force behind a brush and log fortification
around a high hill on right of pike. Here they made a stand, but after a
short resistance [I] drove them from their position and gained the hill, at
which place I planted my rifle battery of four pieces and opened fire on
Jones' Hill, 1 miles distant. At this time the firing was heard from
Colonel [John T.] Morgan, at Edgefield. About the same time Colonel
[James W.] Starnes opened fire on the Nolensville pike, he having been
ordered, with Colonel [G. G.] Dibrell's regiment, Major [D. C.] Douglass'
battalion, Captains [S. L.] Freeman's and [Franklin] Roberts' batteries,
to the left of Murfreesborough pike, down the Nolensville, Mill Creek,
and Franklin pikes. The engagement now became general, Captains
Freeman's and Roberts' batteries having opened from Nolensville pike
a vigorous fire on Saint Cloud's Hill. The firing was kept up until 10
o'clock, when I withdrew my forces.
Our loss in this action was 3 killed, 10 wounded, and 5 missing. Loss
of Abolitionists, 15 killed, 20 prisoners, and sul)posed 20 wounded, one
shell from Nolensville pike killing 5 in fortifications.
I then moved Colonels Starnes' and Dibrel's regiments and Captain
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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 20, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports., book, 1887; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154629/m1/16/?q=Roberts: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.