War of the Rebellion: Serial 093 Page 0285 Chapter LVII. CAMPAIGN IN NORTH ALA. AND MIDDLE TENN.

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instant, at daybreak, our columns again advanced, my regiment this day on the front line. The enemy had fallen back during the night about one mile, where they were found to be strongly fortified, with a temporary fortification about 300 yards in front of the main line. This my regiment, with the brigade, charged and carried and held till about 3 o'clock in the afternoon, when the main line was charged and carried, with many prisoners, small-arms, and some artillery. The routed enemy ran without consideration and were followed promptly a few miles, when the command was again bivouacked for the night.

My loss during the two days' engagement was 5 enlisted men wounded and 2 enlisted men missing.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. BROWN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Captain PHELPS PAINE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SIXTY-FOURTH OHIO VETERAN VOL. INFANTRY,

Huntsville, Ala., January 5, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to report that during the late campaign several flags were captured by my command, but not remained. A number of swords were captured also, but having no transportation for them they were abandoned.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

R. C. BROWN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

Captain PHELPS PAINE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 65. Reports of Major Orlow Smith, Sixty-fifth Ohio Infantry, of operations November 22-December 2 and December 15-16, 1864.

HDQRS. SIXTY-FIFTH REGIMENT OHIO VET. VOL. INFTY.,

In Camp near Nashville, Tenn., December 5, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Sixty-fifth Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry during the campaign from the 22nd of November, 1864, to the 2nd day of December, 1864:

On the morning of the 22nd of November, 1864, we took up to the march from Pulaski, Tenn. (where we had been in camp nearly two weeks). The Sixty-fifth Regiment had present 356 men. We marched with the Third Brigade, Second Division, Fourth Army Corps, of which the Sixty-fifth is a part; that day we marched about thirteen miles nearly, to a little place on the pike called Lynnville, where we encamped for the night with the rest of the brigade. Next day, 3 p. m., we changed camp., moved out a little east of the town. The Sixty-fifth Regiment was ordered out on the Campbellstown road to reconnoiter, as the enemy were reported to be out in this direction. We went out some three miles; found no enemy; came back to camp about 8 o'clock in the evening. At 2.30 o'clock next morning reveille was sounded and the troops were on the move for Columbia, Tenn., by 4 o'clock. The Sixty-fifth was the rear regiment of the Third Brigade. We marched rapidly and