1864

Memphis newspapers report on the return of Smith’s troops, who have been quite successful in their pursuit of Forrest, with violent encounters at Tapaluci, Guntown, and Salem that cost the Confederates at least 2,400 men. Smith’s expedition has returned, he says, simply to replenish their supplies, and he brings with him around 2,000 prisoners. Skirmish in Blount County.

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