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In Obion County, Tennessee, a dawn attack on Union City routs its Confederate defenders

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03/31/1862
After a landing at Hickman, Kentucky and a forced march the day before, Wisconsin and Illinois troops under Colonel Napoleon Buford reached the outskirts of Union City and attacked Camp Brown and its garrison of mostly Tennessee units.  Striking at dawn, the Union force achieved complete surprise, routed the defenders, and ate the breakfast Confederates had been preparing.  Prisoners and supplies were captured and the barracks at Camp Brown destroyed.  No Union casualties were reported and Buford's troops returned safely to Hickman.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65 ... (Madison, WI: Federal Publishing Company,1908), VI: 882.

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