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Numbers 15. Report of Major General Nathan B. Forrest, C. S. Army, commanding Forrest's cavalry.

MOBILE, ALA., August 22,1 864.

(Received 23d.)

The following dispatch received from General Forrest:

HERNANDO, August 21, 1864.

I attacked Memphis 4 o'clock this morning, driving enemy to his fortifications. We killed and captured 400, capturing their entire camp, with about 300 horses and mules. Washburn and staff escaped by darkness of morning, leaving his clothes behind. My loss, 20 killed and wounded.





General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector-General.


Return of casualties in the detachments of Bell's and Neely's brigades, Chalmers' cavalry DIVISION, Forrest's cavalry, at Memphis, Tenn., August 21, 1864.

Killed. Wounded.

Command. Officers. Men. Officers Men. Aggregate.

2nd Missouri. . . . 5 2 11 18

18th . . . 1 . . . 1 2



12th Tennessee. . . . 1 1 6 8

14th Tennessee. . . . 2 . . . 2 4

15th Tennessee. . . . . . . 1 2 3

Total. . . . 9 4 22 35

AUGUST 21-23, 1864. -Skirmishers at Rogersville (21st) and Blue Springs (23d), and pursuit of Confederates to Greenville, Tenn.

Report of Brigadier General Alvan C. Gillem, U. S. Army.


Greenville, Tenn., August 24, 1864.

I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the troops under my command since my last report, made to you at Strawberry Plains on the 18th of August:

I rested at Strawberry Plains, the first day spent in camp since leaving Gallatin.

On the 19th instant we marched to Mossy Creek, where we arrived late in the afternoon, when I learned that there was a party of some 400 rebels at Morristown. I determined to surround them, and, if possible, capture them. Accordingly, I ordered the Ninth Regiment of Tennessee Cavalry, under Colonel Brownlow, to proceed on the road toward the Bend of Chucky, and thence by a cross-road to come up in the enemy's rear. At 2 o'clock that night I marched with the remainder of