Battle of Rogersville


Battle of Rogersville

Infobox Military Conflict
conflict=Battle of Rogersville
partof=the American Civil War


caption=
date=November 6, 1863
place=Rogersville, Tennessee
casus=
territory=
result= Confederate victory
combatant1=
combatant2=
commander1=Colonel Isarel Garrard
Major Daniel Carpenter
commander2=Brigadier General William E. Jones
strength1=• 3rd Brigade, 4th Cavalry Division, U.S. Army
• 2nd East Tennessee Mounted Infantry, U.S. Army
strength2=• Jones' Brigade, C.S. Army
• 2nd Cavalry Brigade, C.S. Army
• 8th Virginia Cavalry, C.S. Army
casualties1=
casualties2=|

The Battle of Rogersville was a conflict in and around the town of Rogersville, Tennessee on the morning of November 6, 1863 between the United States Army 3rd Brigate, 4th Cavalry Division and the 2nd East Tennessee Mounted Infantry, and the Confederate States Army Jones' Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Brigade and the 8th Virginia Cavalry. Because Federal forces were caught largely by surprise, the Confederates, under Brigadier General William E. Jones, were able to recapture Rogersville along with significant supplies from the town's railroad storehouses.

References

* Goodspeed, "History of East Tennessee." (Knoxville: 1887).
* Price, Henry, "Old Rogersville: An Illustrated History of Rogersville, Tennessee." Vol. I. (Rogersville: 2001).
* Price, Henry, "Hawkins County: A Pictorial History." (Rogersville: 1996).


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