Official Records (CS) Patterson to Polk regarding capture of Federals by Starne’s cavalry unit at Starnes’ Mill

CHAPEL HILL, April 5, 1863–8 p.m.
Lieutenant-General POLK,  Shelbyville, Tenn.:

GENERAL: My scouts have just returned from College Grove. They report that Colonel [J. W.] Starnes captured a party of the enemy at Starnes’ Mill yesterday evening. The enemy were in line of battle at College Grove nearly all day. Colonel Starnes, who camped there last night, retired this morning. Scouts entered the town about half an hour after the enemy left, and reported their number between 300 and 500. No infantry crossed the river.

JOSIAH PATTERSON,
Colonel Cavalry Regiment
O.R.– SERIES I–VOLUME XXIII/2 [S# 35]
Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Operations In Kentucky, Middle And East Tennessee, North Alabama, And Southwest Virginia, From January 21 To August 10, 1863.
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE. ETC.–#5
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