It's been a while since I read the other version of this. I think there were in all 1,000 men on this raid and that Tupelo had a garrison of 14! The actual capture probably was the 15th, and I just remembered 14 (the number of men ). My ancestor joined at Saltillo on the 7th, so he'd only been with the partisans two weeks. He was lucky that exchanges were taking place, so he was only a POW for another two weeks. He went AWOL when Warren's men were sent to Vicksburg area as a part of the 10th Miss. Then he joined Moreland's Alabama Battn and ended the war in the 1oth Ala Cav. There's a story that he was captured by some guerrillas, which is what pro-Union partisans were known as in Northern Miss. They bound his wrists with leather strips and put him on a mule. It was getting dark and they were taking him into some woods to kill him. He broke the wristbands, and either had a boot gun or got one of theirs. Then he spurred the mule into a thicket and dared the three of them to come in and take him, but they just rode away rather than risk it. The word "guerrillas," accurately used, is what makes me think the story is true.