Skirmish at Knob Creek near Ripley.

> Union letter gives insight into action in Memphis

January 8-14th

Brigadier Gen. Joseph Wheeler’s cavalry attacks Union Gen. Rosecranssupply train in Tennessee, burning over 450 Union supply wagons and capturing over 2400 Union prisoners.

Gen Joseph Wheeler


“The sentiment among officers and men caused them to say, ‘There will yet be a Confederacy!… I do not see that the prospect is very brilliant at present…. I do want to improve myself during all these years we are compelled to live under the cloud of war…. But yet I almost despair of being able to accomplish anything.” [Lucy Virginia French journal]