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the enemy, in almost any numbers, at bay till the arrival of re-enforcements; but, with a loss of 1 man killed and 4 wounded, he seems to have surrendered without an effort to change position or to make a resistance worthy the name of a fight.

A detachment of the rebel forces, during the affair at Brentwood, drove away or captured 9 of the negro woodchopper some 3 miles this side of Brentwood.

The railroad bridge near Brentwood was burned.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Brigadier General JAMES A. GARFIELD, Chief of Staff.

Return of Casualties in the Union forces engaged at Brentwood, Tenn., March 25, 1863.

[Compiled from nominal list of casualties, returns, &c.]

Command Enlisted Officers Enlisted Aggregate

men captured men

wounded or missing captured

or missing

19th Michigan ....... 8 222 230

22nd Wisconsin 3 18 500 521

Total 3 26 722 751

Numbers 7. Report of Brigadier General James B. Steedman, U. S. Army, commanding Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps.


Triune, Tenn., March 26, 1863.

GENERAL: From 1,500 to 2,000 of the enemy's cavalry passed between Franklin and this point, between 2 and 3 o'clock this morning, and captured the garrison at Brentwood. My cavalry weere at the Harpeth, 4 miles in front of my position, during the night, and at Petersburg at 5.30 this morning, but I learned nothing of the enemy's movement toward Brentwood until 9 a. m. I immediately went in the direction of the Wilson pike, with 400 cavalry, two regiments of infantry, and one section of artillery; but learning the enemy, after capturing our troops at Brentwood, and gone to the right of Franklin, my troops were ordered back to camp.

I intend to go to Starnes' Mill foraging to-morrow with 150 wagons, escorted by a brigade, and will most probably encounter some of the enemy's cavalry.

My works are strong, and I can hold my present position against a force of 10,000.

Respectfully, yours,


Brigadier-General, Commanding Third Division.

Brigadier General JAMES A. GARFIELD,

Asst. Adjt. General and Chief of Staff, Depot of the Cumberland.