TN The Memphis Avalanche reports, “A large body of Unionists attacked the Confederate forces at Morristown, Eastern Tennessee, yesterday, killing a large number, and completely routing them.” Other papers say that the Federal forces, 3,000 strong, were led by Parson Brownlow, and that Major General George Crittenden has arrived at Knoxville to take command of the rebel forces. Over The next several days, Northern newspapers will make much of “the gallant” Brownlow’s win as “the most brilliant Union victory of the year.” [NYT]

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Parson William Brownlow