OCT. 25, 1862.- Skirmish near Pike Creek and Eleven Points River, Mo.
Report of Brigadier General John W. Davidson, U. S. Army.
HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,
Saint Louis, Mo., October 27, 1862.
COLONEL: I have the honor to report further success of Lazear's pursuit of Boone. Lazear says:
FROM THE FIELD, EAST OF THOMASVILLE, MO.,
October 26, 1862-3 p. m.
Yesterday, at 12 m., we drove Boone out of his camp on a high mill on the divide between the waters of Pike Creek and Eleven Points River. We chased him over the hills all the evening, killing 8, taking 18 prisoners, 25 stand of arms, and 12 horses. They are completely broken up, except Crow's company, which has, I think, crossed east of the Current River.
I commend this officer for his unwearying pursuit ever since he left Patterson to your favorable notice. I have him well supported.
J. W. DAVIDSON,
Colonel CHIPMAN, Chief of Staff.
OCTOBER 27, 1862.- Skirmish at Pitman's Ferry, Ark.
Numbers 1.- Major General Samuel R. Curtis, U. S. Army.
Numbers 2.- Brigadier General John W. Davidson, U. S. Army.
Numbers 3.- Colonel William Dewey, Twenty-third Iowa Infantry.
Numbers 1. Reports of Major General Samuel R. Curtis, U. S. Army.
OCTOBER 28, 1862.
Colonel Boyd reports further success in General Davidson's (southeast) district. Colonel Dewey, commanding Twenty-third Iowa, with detachment from his own and First, Twenty-fourth, and Twenty-fifth Missouri, with a section of Stange's battery, attacked 1,500 rebels at Pitman's Ferry on the 27th, killing several and taking over 40 prisoners. Our troops behaved well.
SAML. R. CURTIS,
Major General H. W. HALLECK, Washington, D. C.
NOVEMBER 1, 1862.
General Davidson has furnished me Colonel Boyd's dispatch of 31st ultimo, showing that Colonels Dewey and Lazear formed junction in Arkansas and pursued the enemy in a running fight 15 miles. The pursuit extends to within 5 miles of Pocahontas. We have taken about