5, Memphis city school system faces suspension
Suspension of the Public Schools.—The city council yesterday passed an ordinance looking to the suspension of the public schools, and appointed a committee to confer with the school visitors on the subject of suspension. The proceedings will be found in our council report.
Memphis Daily Appeal, July 6, 1861.
5, A Rebel rallying cry as the Army of the Cumberland approached Chattanooga
Rally, boys, rally
On hill and in valley
The foeman advances with musket and sword:
Long be the story,
That records the glory
Of those who stood fast for our land and or our lord!
Chattanooga Daily Rebel, July 5, 1863.
5, Ambush of Memphis and Charleston railroad by Confederate guerrillas
Excerpt from the account of Sergeant-Major Linus H. Miller, Thirty-seventh Iowa Infantry, of an ambush by Confederate bushwhackers on the Memphis and Charleston Military Railroad, July 5, 1864.
CAMP NEAR MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, July 7, 1864.
[Sir:] I have the honor to state that on July 5 a detail of fifty [men] was sent from the Thirty-seventh Regiment to go as guard on a supply train on the Memphis and Charleston United States Military Railroad. When about thirty-six miles out, the train was fired into by fifty or sixty bushwhackers, concealed in the brush and behind a fence. Our guards were stationed on top of the cars, exposed to their fire, the train running thirty miles an hour. Our men returned the fire very promptly and it is believed from the best information we can gather, we did the enemy equal damage, at least in number. Our loss in soldiers...[was two corporals]. Both died in the hospital. Two others were wounded and are doing well. One brakeman on the train was killed, and a colored man dangerously wounded. The bushwhackers fired very [wildly], many shots striking and passing clear through the cars....
L.H. Miller, Sergeant-Major
SOR, Ser. I, Vol. 7, pp. 195-196.
 This ambush is referenced in neither the OR nor Dyer's Battle Index for Tennessee
James B. Jones, Jr.
Tennessee Historical Commission
2941 Lebanon Road
Nashville, TN 37214