SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS

Forrest's West Tennessee Raid

December 15, 1862
Forrest's command crosses the Tennessee at Clifton

December 18, 1862
Skirmish at Lexington

December 19, 1862
Engagement near Jackson
Affairs at Carroll Station and Spring Creek

December 20, 1862
Capture of Humboldt. Capture of Trenton
Skirmish at Railroad Crossing, Forked Deer River

December 21, 1862
Affair at Rutherford's Station. Capture of Union City

December 27, 1862
Skirmish near Huntingdon

December 29, 1862
Skirmish at Huntingdon

December 30, 1862
Skirmish at Huntingdon. Skirmish at Clarksburg

December 31, 1862
Engagement at Red Mound, or Parker's Crossroads

January 1, 1863
Skirmish near Clifton

January 2, 1863
Forrest's command re-crosses the Tennessee at Clifton

January 3, 1863
Skirmish near Clifton

OFFICIAL REPORTS

These compilations are drawn from the official records of the
American Civil War, (called the "OR") published in 1897.
The original records are extensive. We are offering here
some highlights of the West Tennessee Raid of
Nathan Bedford Forrest in December 1862.

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No. 1
Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Davies, U.S. Army, commanding District of
Columbus, of operations December 18, 1862-January 3, 1863
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No. 2
Brig. Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, U.S. Army, commanding District
of Corinth, of operations December 18-24, 1862, and skirmish
near Clifton, January 1, 1863
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No. 3
Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan, U.S. Army,
commanding District of Jackson, of skirmish at Lexington
 and engagements near Jackson and at Parker's Cross-Roads,
with congratulations
 from Major-General Grant
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No. 4
Col. Robert G. Ingersoll, Eleventh Illinois Cavalry,
of skirmish at Lexington
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No. 5
Col. Adolph Engelmann, Forty-third Illinois Infantry,
of engagement near Jackson
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No. 6
Lieut. Col. Adolph Dengler, Forty-third Illinois Infantry,
of operations December 18-27,1862, including
engagement near Jackson
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No. 7
Col. Jacob Fry, Sixty-first Illinois Infantry,
of capture of Humboldt and Trenton
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No. 8
Col. George P. Ibrie, U.S. Army, of capture of Trenton
and skirmish at Railroad Crossing, Forked Deer River
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No. 9
Capt. Samuel B. Logan, Fifty-fourth Illinois Infantry,
of capture of Union City
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No. 10
Col. John W. Fuller, Twenty-seventh Ohio Infantry,
of operations December 18, 1862--January 9, 1863,
including engagement at Parker's Crossroads
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No. 11
Lieut. Col. Zephaniah S. Spaulding, Twenty-seventh Ohio
 Infantry, of operations December 19, 1862--January 3, 1863,
including engagement at Parker's Cross-Roads
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No. 12
Col. Edward F. Noyes, Thirty-ninth Ohio Infantry, of
operations December 18, 1862-January 9, 1863,
 including engagement at Parker's Cross-Roads
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No. 13
Col. John W. Sprague, Sixty-third Ohio Infantry, of
operations December 18, 1862-January 9, 1863,
including engagement at Parker's Cross-Roads
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No. 14
Col. Cyrus L. Dunham, Fiftieth Indiana Infantry, of
skirmish at Huntingdon, December 30, and
 engagement at Parker's Cross-Roads
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No. 15
Col. John I. Rinaker, One hundred and twenty-second
Illinois Infantry, of skirmish at Clarksburg and
engagement at Parker's Cross-Roads
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No. 16
Col. H. J. B. Cummings, Thirty-ninth Iowa Infantry,
 of engagement at Parker's Cross-Roads
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No. 17
Lieut. Col. William K. M. Breckenridge, Sixth Tennessee
 Cavalry (Union), of skirmish near Clifton, January l, 1863
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No. 18
Col. Michael K. Lawler, Eighteenth Illinois Infantry,
 of skirmish near Clifton, January 3, 1863
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No. 19
General Braxton Bragg, C. S. Army,
commanding Army of Tennessee, of
Forrest's and Morgan's Expedition
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No. 20
Brig. Gen. Nathan B. Forrest, C. S. Army,
commanding Expedition, of operations
December 11, 1862-January 3, 1863
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No. 21
Col. George G. Dibrell, Eighth Tennessee Cavalry,
 of operations December 15, l862--January 3, 1863
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