Extract from the Philadelphia Inquirer: Battle of Blountville, 22 Sept., and Battle of Chickamauga, 19–20 Sept. 1863


No Fighting on Wednesday.

Nashville, September 23.—The news from the front to-day is meagre. No trains have arrived from the South to-night. It is reported that they are being detained to bring up the wounded.

A telegram from the front reports that there was no fighting to-day Our forces still hold the position of yesterday, which is an evidence of strength, as every hour increases the chances for reinforcements from Burnside to arrive, and enables our forces to more thoroughly intrench themselves.

No definite assurance of the arrival of reinforcements has yet been received. Brigadier-General John H. King, who was reported wounded and a prisoner, is neither. A telegram from the front reports him all safe.

Major Coolidge, second in command of the same brigade, was certainly killed.

Five hundred guerillas, under Tom Murray, are hovering about Carthage, threatening to attack that place. A small force of guerrillas, under Hawkins, are reported to be lurking about this vicinity, having their head-quarters at Williamsport, west of Franklin, on the Duck River.

Published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, 24 Sept. 1863.
Sidney Coolidge
Date Range
September 19, 1863 to September 24, 1863
Philadelphia Inquirer