OPERATIONS IN KENTUCKY, MIDDLE AND EAST TENNESSEE, NORTH ALABAMA, AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA.
January 21-August 10, 1863.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.*
January 21, 1863.-Capture of forage train near Murfreesborough, Tenn. Skirmish on the Shelbyville Pike, Tenn.
21-22, 1863.-Reconnaissance from Murfreesborough to Auburn, Liberty, and Cainsville, Tenn.
22, 1863.-Major General U. S. Grant assumes command of all the troops in Arkansas within reach of his orders.
Major General Joseph Wheeler, C. S. Army, assigned to command of all the cavalry in Middle Tennessee.
23, 1863.-Skirmish at Carthage, Tenn.
Skirmish on the Bradyville Pike, near Murfreesborough, Tenn.
24, 1863.-Skirmish at Woodbury, Tenn.
25, 1863.-Skirmish near Mill Creek, Tenn.
Reconnaissance from Murfreesborough to Auburn, Tenn.
28, 1863.-Skirmish near Nashville, Tenn.
31.-February 13, 1863.-Expedition from Murfreesborough to Franklin, Teen., etc., including skirmishes (January 31) at Unionville and Middleton, and (January 31 and February 13) at Rover.
February 1-2, 1863.-Reconnaissance to Franklin and Brentwood, Tenn.
3, 1863.-Attack on Fort Donelson, Tenn.
Skirmish at Cumberland Iron-Works, Tenn.
3-5, 1863.-Expedition from Murfreesborough to Auburn, Liberty, and Alexandria, Tenn.
4, 1863.-Skirmish near Murfreesborough, Tenn.
7, 1863.-Skirmish near Murfreesborough, Tenn.
15, 1863.-Skirmishes near Auburn, Tenn.
Skirmish near Cainsville, Tenn.
Skirmish near Nolensville, Tenn.
16, 1863.-Skirmish at Bradyville, Tenn.
17-20, 1863.-Expedition from Murfreesborough to Liberty, Tenn.
18, 1863.-Major General Thomas J. Wood, U. S. Army, temporarily commanding Twenty-first Army Corps.
18.-March 5, 1863.-Operations in Central Kentucky, including skirmishes (February 22) at Coombs' Ferry, (February 24) at Stoner Bridge, and (March 2) at Slate Creek, near Mount Sterling.
19, 1863.-Skirmish near Rover, Tenn.
20, 1863.-Skirmish on the Shelbyville Pike, Tenn.
*Of some of the minor conflicts noted in this "Summary," no circumstantial reports are on file.
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