to-night and at Warrensburg to-morrow - a march of about seventy- five miles in three days. I shall communicate with General Vaughn. I have about 600 men and two pieces of artillery; all I could collect in so short time.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. B. PALMER,
Colonel, Commanding Forces of Western North Carolina.
General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,
Commanding, &c., on Bull's Gap road, below Greeneville.
Numbers 8. Report of Major Samuel Tool, THIRD Tennessee Infantry, Provisional Army (mounted).
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,
In the Field, November 12, 1864.
I forward you official report of expedition under Major Samuel Tool, of the THIRD Tennessee Cavalry. He had 125 men with him from his own and the Forty-THIRD Tennessee. The gallantry of Major Tool and the officers and men under him deserve particular compliment for their gallantry.
I am, very respectfully, &c.,
J. C. VAUGHN,
WARRENSBURG, VA., November 12, 1864-6 a. m.
I have just returned. I struck the Yankees at Russellville, 210 strong, at 10 o'clock last night. Drove them toward the gap. General Gillem was said to be with them. I drove them within three miles of the gap. Turned and went to Morristown. Captured and dispersed the garrison, 125 strong, at that point. I have 51 prisoners; killed 13. Burnt 9 wagons, destroyed 1 engine and car, and captured several horses and mules.
I am, captain, very respectfully, yours, &c.,
B. G. MANARD,
I had 3 men wounded; Lieutenant Hynds slightly in the neck.
NOVEMBER 5, 1864. - Skirmish at Bloomfield, Ky.
Report of Major Samuel Martin, Thirty-seventh Kentucky Infantry.
BARDSTOWN, KY., November 17, 1864.
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report to you that on the 5th instant as one of my companies entered Bloomfield, under command of Captain Borrell, they surprised a lot of guerrillas at that place, fifteen in num-