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Series 1 Volume XXX; Part 2

SEPTEMBER 7, 1863. - Skirmish at Holly Springs, Miss.

Report of Report of Maj. Thomas H. Boswell, Sixth Tennessee Cavalry.
[SEPTEMBER 7, 1863.]

COLONEL: We had a tight little fight in Holly Springs this evening. There were about 125 rebels here, and they fought for a while like wild-cats; but when we charged on them they, as usual, ran, The best information I can get is that there is a large force between here and Hernando, on Coldwater. I will stay several miles out toward La Grange to-night. Mitchell has about 100 men. I want to capture him. We have several prisoners.

You need not come with less than 1,000 well mounted and armed men. A little artillery would not hurt.

Colonel Hurst,
[La Grange, Tenn.]



Title: The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
Series 1Volume XXX; Part 2 - Reports; Page 650 - 651
Chapter:XLII - Operations in Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Alabama, and North Georgia. August 11-October 19, 1863.
Author: United States. War Dept., John Sheldon Moody, Calvin Duvall Cowles, Frederick Caryton Ainsworth, Robert N. Scott, Henry Martyn Lazelle, George Breckenridge Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph William Kirkley
Published: Washington: Government Printing Office
Date: 1890