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85 Series I Volume XVI-I Serial 22 - Morgan's First Kentucky Raid, Perryville Campaign Part I


cases four and some cases six guns to a battery. As to a general estimate of guns, I did not make that.

Question. Did your estimate of the strength of Bragg's army, which you say reported to me, include cavalry?

I think I made a separate report of cavalry. My estimate of 25,000 includes everything.

Question. Did you know what route the army proposed to take and what destination it had in view.

I heard Pikeville and Sparta mentioned as places of destination, and judged from that they were going to Nashville.

Question. By what route did you reach Nashville after you left Bragg's army?

I struck from where we were through Dunlap. I was some time in going. I followed no particular road, but passed near Pikeville, leaving it to my right; then near a little down called Bunker Hill, leaving Sparta to my left; thence to Rome, a little place on the Cumberland River, leaving Carthage on the right; from Rome directly to Nashville, entering Nashville on the Lebanon pike. I arrived two or three weeks after leaving Chattanooga. This I state from recollection.

Question. Did you leave Dunlap in advance of the rebel army?

I left before the bulk of the army had arrived. A little cavalry was there when I reached there.

Question. How long was it after you left Nashville until you arrived at Glasgow?

Nearly two days.

Question. Did you see the whole army at Glasgow?

I saw what I considered the bulk of it.

Question. How many divisions did you see?

I did not see the army division by division, but I saw a large portion of General Buckner's division; I counted several regiments in this, as I have before stated. I also saw four brigades in one division. I saw Generals Cheatham's and Buckner's divisions, and counted the strength of some of the regiments; found them to be from 225 to 325, and drew an average of 280 to 290.

Question. Did you count the number of regiments in a brigade?

I counted the number in two brigades; in one three, in another four regiments.

Question. Did you count the number of brigades in a division?

In one instance I did-General Buckner's division; I found it to be four brigades.

Question. Under what circumstances did you leave the rebel army? Were you privileged to leave or did you leave without permission?

I left without a pass or permission. I had no conversation with any one about it.

Question. Had you any reasonable apprehension of being prevented from leaving; and, if so, what means did you resort to to avoid apprehension?

I was not regularly in the army; was not connected with it in any way; and I wasn't in any department; therefore I supposed that I would be conscripted if I remained or forced to take up arms in some way. I rode up our through Dunlap before they established pickets. I rode the same horse I rode around Tupelo.

Question. Did you have any intercourse with high officers in the rebel army?

No, sir; I did not. I conversed with Captain Alexander, from Louisville, Ky.; he was General Walker's assistant adjutant-general. I had conversation with him at Tupelo. Occasionally on the road from Tupelo I had conversation with others, but not lengthy on the road from Tupelo.