Official Records: (CS) Scouts report Wilder (US) has moved to Triune

HEADQUARTERS BRECKINRIDGE’S REGIMENT,
June 5, 1863–2.15 a.m.
Maj. E. S. BURFORD,  Assistant Adjutant-General:
SIR: Colonel [W. C. P.] Breckinridge directs me to say he has just received your dispatch, with a copy of dispatch from General Bragg, and will say in reply that a heavy scout sent out by him to drive the enemy’s pickets in was, on day before yesterday (3d instant), driven back from Readyville by a force of the enemy’s cavalry. This was just at dusk, on the 3d instant (Wednesday). A scout has just returned from the neighborhood of Readyville and reports the enemy still there, but that General Wilder’s brigade was moved on yesterday (Thursday) morning to Triune. Furthermore, that the enemy have not left Readyville at any time since this regiment has been on duty here in the front, unless they were driven from there on Wednesday about 1 p.m.; and, if such be the case, they certainly returned and occupied the place by 4 o’clock the same day, for the scout spoken of above drove his pickets immediately into their camp, and was then fired upon by the sentinels around camp, and chased by 150 cavalry from that point through Woodbury, 7 miles. The colonel directs me to say he will send a heavy scout out immediately, and advise you immediately upon the receipt of word from it.
I am, major, respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOS. M. JONES,
Adjutant.
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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.–#10

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