OR, Series 1, Vol. 39, Part 2, Page 870

Athens, Ala.
September 24, 1864
Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor
Selma, Ala.
   My forces captured this place this morning with 1,300 officers and men, 50 wagons and ambulances, 500 horses, 2 trains of cars loaded with quartermaster's and commissary stores, with a large quantity of small-arms, and 2 pieces of artillery. My troops in fine spirits. My loss, 5 killed and 25 wounded.
N. B. Forrest