War of the Rebellion: Serial 024 Page 0054 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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SEPTEMBER 5, 1862.-Skirmish at Burnt Bridge, near Humboldt, Tenn.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1.-Brigadier General John A. Logan, U. S. Army.

Numbers 2.-Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, U. S. Army.

Numbers 1.

Reports of Brigadier General John A. Logan, U. S. Army.

JACKSON, September 5, 1862.

At 4 o'clock this a. m. force of 200 cavalry attacked the guard at the Burnt Brigade, this side of Humboldt, drove off the guard, and set fire to the bridge. The guard renewed the fifth, repulsing the enemy and saved the bridge. Our force consisted of 28 men under a lieutenant. Our loss 1 killed and 8 wounded. The enemy's loss not known. Lieutenant commanding the enemy's force is here a prisoner, not seriously wounded. Our cavalry are in pursuit.

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Brigadier-General.

General GRANT.

JACKSON, TENN., [September] 5, 1862.

All damage repaired on the road to Humboldt. We have Lieutenant-Colonel Borup prisoner, wounded. We have 8 wounded and 1 killed. no credit on our side for the difference against us.

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Brigadier-General.

General GRANT.

JACKSON, September 5, 1862.

I am induced to believe that my information this a. m. about the bridge is not wholly correct. I got my information from Colonel Bryant, Humboldt. I have, however, sent re-enforcements to the guard; also sent cavalry and infantry to try to intercept the rebels in their retreat.

JOHN A. LOGAN,

Brigadier-General.

U. S. GRANT, Major-General.

Numbers 2.

Report of Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, U. S. Army.

HDQRS. CENTRAL DIVISION OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Trenton, Tenn., September 5, 1862.

The raid of the rebel cavalry this morning intended mischief to the through freight train, which they intended to capture. The rebels left Poplar Corners at 2 o'clock a. m. and struck the road a short time before the arrival of the train, driving off the guard, some 40 strong, burning their camp, and setting the bridge on fire, then waited for the approach of the train. It was the same bridge burned before. Two