War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0153 Chapter XXXV. ACTION AT VAUGHT'S HILL, TENN.

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Numbers 5.-Colonel Henry A. Hambright, Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding Third Brigade, First Division.

Numbers 6.-Colonel Robert H. G. Minty, Fourth Michigan Cavalry, commanding First Cavalry Brigade.

Numbers 7.-Brigadier General John H. Morgan, C. S. Army.

Numbers 8.-Captain J. D. Kirkpatrick, Ward's Ninth Tennessee Cavalry (Confederate).

Numbers 1. Report of Major General William S. Rosecrans, U. S. Army.

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN.,

March 21, 1863-1 a. m.

General Reynolds reports from Colonel Hall's brigade, on a scout near Milton, on the road to Liberty, that he was attacked this morning by Morgan's and Breckinridge's cavalry, about eight or ten regiments. After a four hours' fight he whipped and drove them, with a loss to us of 7 killed and 31 wounded, including 1 captain. The rebel loss was 30 or 40 killed, including 3 commissioned officers, 150 wounded, and 12 prisoners, including 3 commissioned officers.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

Major-General HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

Numbers 2. Reports of Major General Joseph J. Reynolds, U. S. Army, commanding Fifth Division, Fourteenth Army Corps.

HDQRS. FIFTH DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 20, [1863]-1.45 p. m.

COLONEL: A brigade from General Granger's command is about starting to re-enforce Colonel Hall. General Thomas is not in. Will you authorize the movement? Have just heard from Hall. He was in a good position, and holding the rebels off, but I fear they will greatly outnumber him.

J. J. REYNOLDS,

Major-General.

Lieutenant-Colonel [C.] GODDARD.

I have only about 500 men in camp, whom I have ordered out with four pieces of artillery.

HDQRS. FIFTH DIVISION, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 20, 1863-2.15 p. m.

COLONEL: About 12.30 p. m. a messenger arrived from Colonel Hall, saying that he was attacked at Milton, and threatened with being surrounded by a large force of cavalry, and requesting our mounted men. The mounted men are all out foraging. I sent a request to General Stanley for 1,000 cavalry, which were ordered from department head-