War of the Rebellion: Serial 077 Page 0525 Chapter LI. FORREST'S RAID INTO ALABAMA AND TENNESSEE.

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within musket-range of the fort when our flag was lowered. The surrender of the fort allowed General Forrest to throw a portion of his force between the fort and them, thus compelling them to surrender after a hard fight of three hours' duration, during which they lost one-THIRD of their number in killed and wounded, and after they had arrived almost at the very gates of our fort.

In conclusion we do not hesitate to say over our signatures that the surrender was uncalled for by the circumstances, was against our wishes, and ought not to have been made.

(Signed) S. W. Pickens, major THIRD Tennessee Cavalry; Lafayette Coile, captain Company I, THIRD Tennessee Cavalry; J. A. Goddard, captain Company H, THIRD Tennessee Cavalry; W. V. Cumming, first lieutenant Company K, THIRD Tennessee Cavalry; J. T. Homer, first lieutenant Company E, THIRD Tennessee Cavalry; J. J. Wade, first lieutenant Company B, THIRD Tennessee Cavalry; A. B. McTeer, lieutenant and regimental quartermaster, THIRD Tennessee Cavalry; Alfred C. Derrick, first lieutenant Company F, THIRD Tennessee Cavalry; C. L. Norvell, second lieutenant Company F, THIRD Tennessee Cavalry; Zene Harlan, captain, One hundred and sixth U. S. Colored Infantry; Benj. Beeson, first lieutenant, One hundred and sixth U. S. Colored Infantry; J. W. Sidwell, first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster, One hundred and sixth Infantry; Ben. F. Woods, second lieutenant, One hundred and sixth U. S. Colored Infantry; Edward H. Chase, captain Company D, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; Norton W. Campbell, captain Company F, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; Zac. C. Wilson, captain Company H, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; Rich'd Atkin, first lieutenant Company K, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; Robt. McMillan, first lieutenant Company D, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; H. M. Sprague, first lieutenant Company I, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; H. E. Blinn, first lieutenant Company F, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; Chas. M. Linn, second lieutenant Company D, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry;nt Company F, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; J. H. Lauchly, second lieutenant Company H, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; Wm. A. Duckworth, second lieutenant Company K, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; Thad. Donohue; surgeon, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; William King, chaplain, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry; W. H. Scroggs, captain, One hundred and eleventh U. S. Colored Infantry; A. W. Forbes, captain, One hundred and eleventh U. S. Colored Infantry; Wm. J. Harrod, first lieutenant, One hundred and eleventh U. S. Colored Infantry; F. M. Crosson, first lieutenant, One hundred and eleventh U. S. Colored Infantry; James S. Colored Infantry; O. O. Poppleton, second lieutenant, One hundred and eleventh U. S. Colored Infantry.