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: 958
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
958 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. [CHAP. XXXII.
formed our first line this a. m., 4 miles from Murfreesborough. The cav-
alry we kept back with the greatest ease, but finally they brought up
several regiments of infantry in line of battle, colors flying, with cavalry
on the flanks and artillery placed in a favorable position. By this means
they succeeded in driving us 2 miles. The last attack was 5 miles from
Murfreesborough, the shock of which was sufficiently great to prevent
them from making any farther advance to-night. We must have killed
and wounded a great many of them. Our loss, 6 or 7 wounded, includ-
ing my aide, Lieutenant Wailes. My adjutant, Lieutenant Burford, was
slightly wounded yesterday by a shell. I shall have no difficulty in
keeping back the enemy from Bellbuckle for several days, if General
Wharton succeeds in keeping them back on the Shelbyville pike. Of
course, it will take more time to reach Wartrace and Shelbyville.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Cavalry.
Near Fosterville, Tenn., January 26, 1863.
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that my command--consisting
of the First Alabama Cavalry, Colonel [William W.] Allen; Third Ala-
bama, Major [F. Y.] Gaines; Fifty-first Alabama, Colonel [John T.] Mor-
gan ; Eighth Confederate, Colonel [W. B.] Wade, and two Tennessee bat-
talions, under Majors [D. W.] Holman and DeWitt C. Douglass, together
with [Capt. J. H.] Wiggins' battery-was, on the 26th ultimo, stationed
at Stewart's Creek, on the Murfreesborough and Nashville pike, and
about 10 miles northwest of Murfreesborough. My line of vedettes,
forming a continuous line, extended from a point east of Stone's River,
on my right, crossing the Nashville and Murfreesborough pike about 10
miles from Nashville, and extending to a point about half way from said
pike to Brentwood, the posts of the pickets and grand guards being at
favorable positions on the avenues of approach and at points varying
from 300 to 1,000 yards in rear of the line of vedettes. General Pegram's
brigade was stationed on the right and General Wharton's brigade on
the left of my line.
About 7 o'clock on the morning of December 26, [1862,] the enemy
advanced in large force, driving in our vedettes. On arriving at the
front and seeing the extent of the movement, I ordered up the entire
command and deployed it in line of battle. We engaged the enemy
during the entire day, falling back about 3 miles. We also engaged the
enemy during the 28th and 29th ultimo, killing and wounding large num-
bers, meeting but very slight losses ourselves.
By the evening of the 29th we had reached the line of battle of our
infantry and had placed my brigade on the extreme right of the line.
At midnight, pursuant to orders from General Bragg, I proceeded
with my command, re-enforced by Colonel [James E.] Carter's regiment,
to the enemy's rear.
By daylight on the 30th we had reached Jefferson, and soon after met
a brigade train, with all the equipage of one brigade. We attacked
vigorously, drove off the guards, and destroyed the train, baggage,
equipage, &c., also capturing about 50 prisoners. We then proceeded
toward La Vergue, and captured a party of Federals out stealing and
gathering stock, and soon after overtook and captured a small foraging
Here’s what’s next.
This book can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Matching Search ResultsView 71 pages within this book that match your search.
Other items on this site that are directly related to the current book.
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Additions and Corrections to Series 1, Volume 20. (Pamphlet)
Errata sheets for the Records of the War of the Rebellion include additions and corrections to the text and the index for Series 1, Volume 20.
Relationship to this item: (Is Referenced By)
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Book.
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/m1/968/?q=Arkansas: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.