War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0127 Chapter XLIV. EXPEDITION FROM SCOTTSBOROUGH, ALA.

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JANUARY 24, 1864.-Skirmish at Tazewell, Tenn.

Reports of Brigadier General Theophilus T. Garrard, U. S. Army, commanding District of the Clinch.*

CUMBERLAND GAP, January 24, 1864.

The enemy attacked Tazewell at 3 o'clock this morning. Colonel Kise, commanding post Tazewell, telegraphs to me now at 6 a. m.: "The enemy is advancing in large force on the Big Springs and Bear Creek roads, coming from the Clinch." I have sent the Ninety-first Indiana Infantry to Powell's bridge, and ordered Colonel Kise to fall back on Powell's bridge if he is satisfied of the enemy being in large force.



Brigadier General E. E. POTTER,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE CLINCH, Cumberland Gap, Tenn., January 25, 1864.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that on the 24th instant, at 3 a. m., the enemy, 600 strong,attacked our forces at Tazewell. About 100 made a dash upon the town, but were repulsed.

All is quiet now, and from returning scouting [parties] I learn that there is no enemy nearer than within 2 1\2 miles of Jonesville, where a force was found, number not ascertained.

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


Brigadier-General, Commanding District of the Clinch.

Brigadier General EDWARD E. POTTER,

Chief of Staff to Major-General Foster.

JANUARY 25-FEBRUARY 5, 1864.-Expedition form Scottsborough, Ala., toward Rome, Ga.


Numbers 1.-Major General John A. Logan, U. S. Army, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps.

Numbers 2.-Brigadier General Morgan L. Smith, U. S. Army, commanding expedition.

Numbers 1. Report of Major General John A. Logan, U. S. Army, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps.

SCOTTSBOROUGH, ALA., February 6, 1864.

GENERAL: Last night my troops under General M. L. Smith returned to the river, having gone i the direction of Rome as far as they could on account of forage, &c. They captured some 50-


*See also Foster's report, p. 42.