War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0332 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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MAY 13, 1863.- Skirmishes near Woodburn and South Union, Ky.

Reports of Brigadier General Henry M. Judah, U. S. Army.

BOWLING GREEN, KY., May 13, 1863.

CAPTAIN: The following dispatch has just been received from Captain Johnson, commanding at Franklin:

Brigadier General H. M. JUDAH:

About 100 rebels at Woodsurn. Our men attacked them, killing several. They are retreating. Send me some infantry to this place, and we will send the balance of our men immediately. I have just sent two companies Eleventh Kentucky Mounted Infantry to cut off the guerrillas.

H. M. JUDAH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Captain A. C. SEMPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Similar report from Boyle to Burnside.)

BOWLING GREEN, May 13, 1863 - 6 p. m.

CAPTAIN: The party of guerrillas which Captain Johnson engaged and repulsed at Woodburn this afternoon crossed the railroad and attacked the train from Russellville, near South Union, about 4 o'clock. No damage done to the train. The guard on board exchanged several volleys with them.

I have sent four additional companies of the Eleventh Kentucky in the direction of South Union in pursuit, and have telegraphed General Shackelford, at Russellville, to keep his eyes open.

H. M. JUDAH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Captain A. C. SEMPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BOWLING GREEN, May 14, 1863.

CAPTAIN: The rebels driven from Woodburn attacked the train from Russellville, near South Union, yesterday. They were repulsed by the train guard, with loss of 1 killed and a few wounded. No damage done to train or any one on board, of any consequence. The rebels are now retreating north. I have sent a force to intercept them; also a guard on up-train as far as Glasgow Junction. Seventy-five men will be ready as guard for the train to-morrow.

H. M. JUDAH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Captain A. C. SEMPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.