I have a correction to date of skirmish, it should read July 2, 1863 instead of Jun. Sorry about that. My fingers get ahead of my brain.
More information on skirmish from "The Longest Raid of the Civil War" by Lester V. Horwitz.
Page 19 & 20
The entire command forded the river. First to cross was Col. Duke leading the First Brigade and the artillery company at Burkesville with his two improvised flatboats and canoes. Col. (later Gen.) Adam R. Johnson's 10th KY Cav. led the way for the 2nd Brigade at Turkey-Neck Bend (Monroe Co., KY.) Johnson had no craft for crossing. Men and horses plunged into the river and struggled against the current to cross. Col. Johnson reported that in addition to precipitous bands, the enemy were hovering on the river and harassing him as far as they could. Capt. Lorenzo Dow Hockersmith in Johnson's command wryly noted, "We crossed at Turkey Neck Bend under many difficulties. There was a large force of Federals on the opposite side of the river who, from some cause, were very much opposed to our getting over to the Kentucky side. Had it not been for the assistance rendered by Duke, we would have had a warm time before we could have gotten into our own state."
Hobson and Judah, twelve miles away in Marrowbone, KY, had been trusting that Morgan would not cross the swollen river, which Duke had described as a "Millrace." That mistake was a critical error in judgment. Before the Federals could move to Burkesville in force to resist, two Confederate regiments and portions of others were across.
Thursday, July 2, 1863:
Colonel Frank Lane Wolford and Union detachments from three regiments, about 300 cavalrymen, skirmished with Quirk's scouts. Captain Thomas Quirk, Co. M, 2nd KY Cav. was the captain of Morgan's scouts. His left arm was shattered by a minie ball and Morgan lost the services of his best scouts on this raid. Lt. Kelion Frnaklin Peddicord, one of Quirk's
scouts operating with the 14th KY Cav., put it bluntly, "Only one man received a wound, Captain Tom, whose rein arm was broken." But Morgan's men drove the Union cavalry back to Marrowbone, where Federal artillery checked the Confederates' advance. Before the Union force could reorganize itself, Morgan's entire force was halfway to Columbia. Hobson, Judah and Shackelford were getting their first taste of rapidly developing and rapidly changing cavalry warfare, Morgan-style. The chase had begun.