War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0316 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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Numbers 15. Reports of Colonel D. W. Chenault, Eleventh Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate).

IN CAMP ON JIMTOWN ROAD,

Eight miles from Monticello, April 29, 1863 - 6 a. m.

As previously reported, the enemy crossed the Cumberland in force yesterday at two points. We skirmished with them until dark last night; lost no men, except 4 sick and 4 pickets. I will fall back to a point near Albany, where they cannot flank me from Burkesville, as I learn from Colonel [J. J.] Morrison that there was heavy cannonading at Celina on 28th. He is still at Albany. Major [R. S.] Bullock is white me, with Colonel [R. S.] Cluke's regiment.

Yours, in haste,

D. W. CHENAULT,

Colonel.

General JOHN H. MORGAN.

MONTICELLO, KY., May 1, 1863.

GENERAL: The enemy ar eon this side of the river, and pressing hard upon me - three regiments if infantry and one of cavalry. Without help I shall not be able to hold this point long. I have written Colonel [J. J.] Morrison for re-enforcements. Do not know whether I will get them or not.

In haste, general, yours, &c.,

D. W. CHENAULT,

Colonel.

General JOHN H. MORGAN.

[P. S.]- I have only about 600 men and [John S.] Scott's two bull pups.

TWELVE MILES FROM MONTICELLO,

On Jimtown Road, May 1, 1863 - Sundown.

GENERAL: I hasten to inform you that the enemy have driven me to this point. Early this morning Colonel [J. J.] Morrison moved up from Albany to my relief with [John] Pegram's brigade. They ambushed him, and have taken all his artillery, except the two bull pups I had with me. His forces are very much demoralized.* I shall move with all dispatch on to Livingston.

Yours, in haste,

D. W. CHENAULT,

Colonel.

Brigadier General JOHN H. MORGAN,

Sparta, Tenn.

CAMP NEAR OBEY'S RIVER,

Fifteen miles from Livingston, May 2, 1863 - At night.

GENERAL: My scouts have just returned. They report that the enemy followed us last night across the mountain and are encamped 4 miles

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* See Brent and Mackall to Wheeler, May 5, 1863, Part II, p. 815.

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