War of the Rebellion: Serial 077 Page 0221 Chapter LI. EXPEDITION INTO MISSISSIPPI.

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TUPELO, June 11, 1864.

GENERAL: The battle of Tishomingo Creek, fought yesterday by Major-General Forrest, is one of the most signal victories of the war for forces engaged. The secured results on the field so far are 200 prisoners, 12 pieces of artillery, 150 wagons, mostly loaded, and more still coming in. Most of the animals were ridden off by the enemy. The rout was complete. Our forces, less one-quarter, in close and vigorous pursuit. Our loss so far will not exceed 400 killed and wounded. Too much praise cannot be awarded the gallant Forrest and his brave command.

S. D. LEE,


General S. COOPER, Adjutant and Inspector-General.

BALDWYN, June 12, 1864.

(Via Mobile 13th.)

Forrest fought two white and one negro brigade, of infantry and 2,500 cavalry, commanded by Sturgis and Grierson; entire force 7,000. These were not Trans-MISSISSIPPI troops. One of Roddey's brigades arrived to join fight; other brigades now coming up. Have drawn 1,200 cavalry from Alabama, leaving 1,800 for works. These will keep my force concentrated in North MISSISSIPPI for present, as Trans-MISSISSIPPI troops have arrived in Memphis from below, and some veteran troops from Saint Louis. Should force leave Memphis, can then send Forrest into Middle Tennessee. Forrest's victory will be great diversion in favor of Johnston.

S. D. LEE,


General S. COOPER.

OKOLONA, June 13, 1864.

(Via Mobile.)

General Forrest reports from Salem on the 11th that he had scattered the forces of the enemy and is still pursuing. The loss of enemy so far amounts to 2,000 killed and wounded, and 1,000 prisoners, 20 pieces of artillery, and 250 wagons and ambulances. The rout is complete.

S. D. LEE,


General S. COOPER, Adjutant and Inspector General.

Numbers 22. Report of Major General Nathan B. Forrest, C. S. Army.


Tupelo, July 1, 1864.

MAJOR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of my command in the battle of Tishomingo Creek, fought near Guntown, Miss., June 10, 1864:

I received orders from Major General S. D. Lee, commanding department, to move into Middle Tennessee with 2,000 men from my own command