War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0097 Chapter XLIV. SKIRMISH AT TRACY CITY, TENN.

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for the camp guards making no alarm is, they were fired on so suddenly they had no time to communicate the fact to the camp.

Hoping this may be sufficiently explicit, and being willing to make any statement that is asked of me,*

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JACKSON STEPP,

Captain, Sixth Indiana Cavalry.

Colonel KISE,

Commanding Post.

Numbers 3. Report of Lieutenant General James Longstreet, C. S. Army.

RUSSELLVILLE, January 19, 1864.

GENERAL: Major George W. Day reports a handsome affair at Big Springs, near Tazewell, this morning. With 100 men he attacked 150 Yankees, killed and wounded 6, captured 3 lieutenants, 64 privates, 60 or 70 horses, 50 stand of arms, 6 wagons, and 1 ambulance.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond, Va.

JANUARY 20, 1864.-Skirmish at Tracy City, Tenn.

REPORTS.#

Numbers 1.-Lieutenant Colonel William B. Wooster, Twentieth Connecticut Infantry.

Numbers 2.-Colonel Joseph M. Sudsburg, Third Maryland Infantry.

Numbers 3.-Captain John F. George, Second Massachusetts Infantry.

Numbers 1. Report of Lieutenant Colonel William B. Wooster, Twentieth Connecticut Infantry.

HDQRS. TWENTIETH CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS,

Cowan Station, Tenn., January 22, 1864.

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that on Wednesday, the 20th instant, the post at Tracy City, commanded by Captain Andrew Upson, Twentieth Connecticut Volunteers, and garrisoned by Company B of said regiment, commanded by Second Lieutenant Theodore Jepson and a company of Tennessee cavalry, almost entirely unarmed and not mounted, and known as Captain Tipton's company, was attacked by rebel cavalry numbering from 100 to 150 men, a portion of which force is known as Captain Joe Carter's cavalry.

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*Captain Stepp was subsequently tried by general court-martial on the charge of "neglect of duty," and honorably acquitted. See General Orders, Numbers 18, Cavalry Corps, Department of the Ohio, April 1, 1864.

#See also Thomas' report, p. 7.

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