Monday, September 2, 2013

September 2 - Tennessee Civil War Notes

2, Federal attack at Rogers'Gap
No circumstantial reports filed.
KNOXVILLE, TENN., September 2, 1862.
Maj. Gen. SAMUEL JONES, Chattanooga, Tenn.:
A Federal force through Rogers' Gap captured and dispersed the company there; they also threaten our trains through Big Creek Gap. All the force at my command will be required to protect the points. Where is Breckinridge's division?
J. P. McCOWN,  Maj.-Gen., Cmdg.
OR, Ser. I, Vol. 16, pt. II, p. 792.

2, Scout from Smith's Cross-Roads to Kingston, capture of Confederates, Forrest falls back
No circumstantial reports filed.
Excerpt from the correspondence of Colonel R. H. G. Minty, to Capt. Oldersahw, Assistant Adjutant General, 21st Army Corps, September 2, 1863 relative to scout from Smith's Cross-Roads to Kingston, September 2, 18963.
HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION, Smith's Cross-Roads, Tenn. Valley, September 2. 1863.
Capt. OLDERSHAW, A. A. G., 21st Army Corps:
SIR: A scout of 200 men has this moment returned from Kingston, bringing in 12 prisoners and having lost 1 man mortally wounded. My men entered Kingston with the advance of Burnside's army. Forrest has fallen back across the Tennessee River.
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R. H. G. MINTY, Col., Comdg.
OR, Ser. I, Vol. 30, pt. III, pp. 306-307.

2, Skirmishes on the N&C Railroad
No circumstantial reports filed.
Excerpt from the Report of Maj. Gen. Robert H. Milroy, U. S. Army, commanding Defenses of Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, of operations during Wheeler's raid.
HDQRS. DEFENSES NASHVILLE AND CHATTANOOGA RR, Tullahoma, Tenn., September 17, 1864
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....About 3 o'clock on the morning of the 2d instant, when within about six miles of Murfreesborough, the train ran into a large wood pile that had been thrown on the track, and soon after the rebels opened fire on the two trains. I sprang out and commenced giving commands in a loud voice to different regiments to form line of battle to the right and left of the train. The rebels hearing this, and my men returning their fire pretty effectively from their carbines, supposed, from the length of our train, that we had a large force and beat a hasty retreat and left us at liberty to throw the wood off the track and go on to Murfreesborough, where we arrived at daylight.
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OR, Ser. I, Vol. 38, pt. II, p. 491.

2, Skirmishes at and near Union City, Tennessee
SEPTEMBER 2, 1864.-Skirmishes at and near Union City, Tenn.
Report of Col. James N. McArthur, Fourth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery.
COLUMBUS, KY., September 3, 1864.
I sent yesterday morning Lieut. Murray, with seventy men of the Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, to Moscow, with orders to find the enemy and engage him, if possible. He was joined by Capt. Berry with his command, and at Union City Lieut. Murray came up with Capt. Churchill and Col. Dawson's command and dispersed them, killing 6 and capturing 11 men. At the same time Capt. Berry was two miles west of Union City, he came upon Capt. Campbell's command, killing 2 and capturing 1 wounded man, 1 Government horse, guns, pistols, &c. Campbell's command fired into Lieut. Murray's detachment a few hours afterward from the brush. Lieut. Murray just arrived. Our loss, in all, 1 horse. He reports a rebel force of 300 at McLemoresville, Tenn.
JAMES N. McARTHUR, Col. Fourth U. S. Colored Artillery (Heavy), Cmdg. Post.
OR, Ser. I, Vol. 39, pt. I, p. 493.

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