War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0025 Chapter XXXV. EXPEDITION TO FRANKLIN, TENN., ETC.

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that place to Columbia. The road are represented as being impassable, except ont he pikes. If this be so I may not be able to get to the Columbia pike, and this will give the enemy a chance to escape that way, but I shall try and shove him up to-morrow. I think I shall make Franklin by night to-morrow. I shall send the prisoners to Murfresborough in the morning.

In haste, believe me, yours, truly,

JEF. C. DAVIS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Brigadier General R. W. JOHNSON,

Commanding Right Wing.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS TWENTIETH ARMY CORPS,

February 1, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of the general commanding. I shall send messenger to General Davis at 8 o'clock.

R. W. JOHNSON,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

Numbers 2. Reports of Colonel Robert H. G. Minty, Fourth Michigan Cavalry commanding Cavalry Brigade.

JANUARY 31, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I sent in 94 rebels, 13 of them with saber wounds on and about their heads. I have had 2 men wounded, 1 pretty badly. There are a few dead rebels lying about the woods. I remained in Unionville about half an hour. Cheatham was said to be 5 miles out with his division.

Yours,

ROBT. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding Cavalry Detachment.

Captain SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST CAVALRY BRIGADE,

Camp near Murfreesborough, February 14, 1863.

CAPTAIN: At 7 a. m., January 31, I reported to Brigadier General Jeff. C. Davis with the First and Third Brigades of Cavalry, consisting of-

First Brigade:

Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry.......................175

Fourth Michigan Cavalry............................270

Third Kentucky Cavalry.............................143

Section Battery D, First Ohio Artillery............100

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688

Third Brigade:

Fourth U. S. Cavalry...............................400

Second Tennessee Cavalry...........................200

Third Tennessee Cavalry............................ 40

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640

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Total...................................................1,328