The Dallas Journal, Volume 41, 1995 Page: 94
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by a brigade of Federal cavalry. An exciting fight ensued, lasting about half an hour,
when the enemy, having much the larger force, succeeded in passing by us, receiving
as he did so a severe fire in his flanks. This ceased the ooperations for the day, and
we were allowed to bivouac, well pleased with the prospect of rest after so much
"At Hunt's Crossroads the next day, when the other commands of cavalry took the
left and moved upon Spring Hill, my brigade was advanced upon the road to Franklin.
Afterwards, in obedience to orders of the division commander, we turned toward
Thompson's Station, being now in the rear of the Federal army, which still held its
position on Rutherford's Creek. The Yankee cavalry, completely whipped, had
disappeared in the direction of Franklin and did not again show itself that day. When
near Thompson's Station I discovered a few wagons moving on the pike and sent
Colonel Jones, with the 9th and the Legion, to intercept and capture them. At the
same time the 6th and 3d Texas were drawn up in line and a squadron from the
latter dispatched to destroy the depot. Colonel Jones was partially successful,
capturing and destroying one wagon and securing the team. He then charged a train
of cars which came up from the direction of Franklin, when the engineer, becoming
frightened, cut the engine loose
1 -.. .. and ran off southward. The
-c . train thus freed began to
SIc luvfe. retrograde and, in spite of the
-- "-- "" obstructions thrown in its way
- o , ." and the efforts of the men to
S ". stop it, rolled back under the
, -4~" guns of a blockhouse and was
. ? saved. The guard, however, and
' all the men on the train were
_ T_. \ forced to jump off and became
"'" _- , .our prisoners. I now had the
S- railroad bridge destroyed, in
.. consequence of which the engine
S ' : '".,,; ..-"' that escaped from us and
/I [ '. - " ano anther beame the prizes of the
I "" " army the next day. In the
.... " .meantime the enemy at the
\> ..s U"1 'depot, observing the approach of
, " the squadron rom the 3d Texas,
", i'" set ire to all of his valuables,
s,* . Sh ~TiyV p including a train of cars loaded
/' the place. Having accomplished
' i . all that could be effected in the
/ i 1wa.-.. ""
. ui 'evening, drop ping back to the
. ",. \ ( . .... . n left of Spring Hill and halted
Area of Thompson's Station (in box, center) until I could communicate with
the division commander. About
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