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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

January 21, 1864

Report from Longstreet Printed

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported the following message from General James Longstreet in Tennessee.

Russellville, Jan. 19, 1864. To Gen. S. Cooper: Major G. W. Day reports a handsome affair at Big Spring, near Tazewell, this morning. With a hundred men he attacked one hundred and fifty Yankees, captured three Lieutenants, sixty-four privates, sixty or seventy horses, fifty stand of arms, six wagons and one ambulance. (Signed) J. Longstreet, Lieutenant-General Commanding.