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rush. Wade answered: "Dm them! They ran us for two or three days. I wanted them to know we are not afraid of them."

Forrest having defeated Smith and his finely-equipped army, the federal authorities never afterwards attempted to penetrate Mississippi. Had it been possible for Forrest to have commanded 20,000 well-equipped men, I firmly believe he would have been invincible.