Numbers 13. Report of Brigadier General William T. Martin, C. S. Army.
VIA FOSTERVILLE, May 22, 1863.
GENERAL: Enemy have captured my piece of artillery on this pike, and a large part of the First Alabama and Eighth Confederate Regiments.
[WILL. T. MARTIN,
FOSTERVILLE, May 22, 1863.
MAJOR: Dispatch just received by signal and wire:
General Martin, in front, recaptured same piece of artillery.
Last reports from represent the enemy falling back.
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
Major [T. M.] JACK.
[MAY 22, 1863.]
GENERAL: The enemy retired. Pickets re-established at Middleton 12 m.
WILL. T. MARTIN,
HEADQUARTERS POLK'S CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE,
May 22, 1863.
General MARTIN, Frazer's Farm:
Yours, informing me that enemy had made a stand at Middleton, is received. General [A. P.] Stewart has been ordered forward to your support.
Always note the hour.
MAY 22, 1863.- Skirmish on Yellow Creek, Tenn.
Report of Colonel William W. Lowe, Fifth Iowa Cavalry.
FORT DONELSON, May 23, 1863.
SIR: Have just returned. Yesterday some of my cavalry, under Major Baird, had a skirmish with the rebels. Some of Cox's command, on Yellow Creek, about 4 miles from our camp, routed and chased them for 12 miles, capturing 7 prisoners. Loss not known. On our side Captain Paul, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, slightly [wounded]. To-day we were fired upon, wounding Lieutenant Beatty, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, and 1 man severely. Chased them for several miles, but did not catch them. In