War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0160 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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The force which attacked Colonel Hall was:

Duke's regiment...................................... 350

[Adam R.] Johnson's regiment*........................ 250

Gano's regiment...................................... 350

Breckinridge's battalion (say)....................... 250

Smith's and two other regiments from Wharton's brigade,

most likely the Fourteenth Alabama [Battalion], under

Lieutenant-Colonel Malone, and [John R.] Davis' Tennessee Battalion, say 350...................................1,050

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Total................................................2,250

Two brass pieces (one rifled and one howitzer) and two small mountain howitzers.

The infantry left Milton for Murfreesborough at 12 m. My scouts returned at about 2 p. m., when I had horses fed and followed the infantry, arriving in camp at about 8 p. m.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Captain SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry.

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

LIBERTY, March 21, 1863.

We attacked the enemy at Milton on yesterday morning; drove them 2 miles. They were largely re-enforced, and maintained their position. The fight lasted six hours. Our loss heavy in officers.

The Federals are reported advancing upon us again to-day. If they should, will fight them at this point. Will send a regiment to Lebanon to-day if enemy do not advance.

Colonel [R. M.] Martin, who has just returned from the Murfreesborough and Nashville pike, reports that the Federals are not falling back.

Respectfully,

JOHN H. MORGAN,

Brigadier-General.

Major-General WHEELER.

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

AUBURN, March 20, 1863.

We have had rather a warm time to-day. Our loss is great; do not know how much yet; perhaps 125 killed and wounded. Do not know the enemy's loss. They were re-enforced with a large force, and we had to fall back. They are not pursuing us.

Yours, very respectfully,

J. D. KIRKPATRICK,

Captain, Commanding Ward's Regiment.

Colonel [D. H.] SMITH.

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*This is a Kentucky regiment, and a large portion of it has returned to that State, and is now in Howard and Crittended Counties.

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