War of the Rebellion: Serial 077 Page 0885 Chapter LI. BRECKINRIDGE'S ADVANCE INTO EAST TENNESSEE.

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Report of casualties in Tenth Regiment Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, November 1, 1864: One commissioned officer, 1 sergeant, 1 corporal, 23 privates captured; 4 privates wounded; 1 private killed; 32 Spencer carbines lost or captured; 10 Colt army revolvers; 38 horses and horse equipments.


Captain, commanding Regiment.

NOVEMBER 4-17, 1864. - Breckinridge's advance into East Tennessee.


November 11, 1864. - Skirmish at Russellville.

11-13, 1864. - Action at Bull's Gap.

14, 1864. - Action ear Russellville.

16-17, 1864. - Skirmishes at Strawberry Plains.

17, 1864. - Skirmish at Flat Creek.


Numbers 1. - Major General George H. Thomas, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Cumberland.

Numbers 2. - Brigadier General Jacob Ammen, U. S. Army.

Numbers 3. - Brigadier General Alvan C. Gillem, U. S. Army.

Numbers 4. - Major General John C. Breckinridge, C. S. Army, commanding Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee.

Numbers 5. - Brigadier General John C. Vaughn, C. S. Army.

Numbers 6. - Brigadier General Basil W. Duke, C. S. Army.

Numbers 7. - Colonel John B. Palmer, FIFTY-eight North Carolina Infantry, commanding Forces of Western North Carolina.

Numbers 8. - Major Samuel Tool, THIRD Tennessee Infantry, Provisional Army (mounted).

Numbers 1. Report of Major General George H. Thomas, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Cumberland.

NASHVILLE, TENN., November 16, 1864-10 p. m.

(Received 11 p. m.)

I forward the following telegraphic report of General Gillem to Governor Johnson, received to-day:

KNOXVILLE, TENN., November 15, 1864.

Regret to inform you my command has met a terrible reverse. On the night of the 9th moved from Greeneville to Bull's Gap; 11th, the enemy attacked me and was repulsed; 12th, at daylight assault was renewed, Breckinridge leading storming party. Their attack was most handsomely repulsed by the Eighth and Thirteenth Tennessee Cavalry. They left 5 officers and 24 men dead in and near our works. At the same time our rear was attacked by General Vaughn, who was also repulsed by the Ninth Tennessee Cavalry and driven off. On the 13th the enemy renewed attack, but not with such vigor. From our position we could see their infantry arriving, and, as my command had been living four days without bread, horses starving, and ammunition exhausted, I determined to evacuate the gap on the night of the 13th, and was not interfered with until the greater part of my command, artillery, and trains had