well as the officers and crew of the boat, behaved in the most commenced-able manner during this little affair.
I have the honor to be, colonel, respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. B. BARTON,
Colonel Forty-eighth New York State Vols., Commanding Post.
Lieutenant Colonel W. P. PRENTICE, A. A. G. and Chief of Staff.
OCTOBER 22-23, 1862.-Skirmish at Coosawhatchie and engagements at the Caston and Frampton Plantations, near Pocotaligo, S. C.
Numbers 1.-Major General O. M. Mitchel, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the South.
Numbers 2.-Return of Casualties in the Union forces.
Numbers 3.-First Lieutenant Edward J. Keenan, Eleventh Pennsylvania Reserves (Infantry), Acting Chief Signal Officer Department of the South.
Numbers 4.-Brigadier General John M. Brannan, U. S. Army, commanding expedition.
Numbers 5.-Colonel Edward W. Serrell, First New York Engineers.
Numbers 6.-Lieutenant Colonel James F. Hall, First New York Engineers.
Numbers 7.-Colonel Tilgham H. Good, Forty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding First Brigade, Tenth Army Corps.
Numbers 8.-Major Lorenzo Meeker, Sixth Connecticut Infantry.
Numbers 9.-Colonel Louis Bell, Fourth New Hampshire Infantry.
Numbers 10.-Colonel Tilghman H. Good, Forty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry.
Numbers 11.-Colonel Richard Whie, Fifty-fifth Pennsylvania Infantry.
Numbers 12.-Brigadier General Alfred H. Terry, U. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade, Tenth Army Corps.
Numbers 13.-Colonel Joseph R. Hawley, Seventh Connecticut Infantry.
Numbers 14.-Colonel John H. Jackson, Third New Hampshire Infantry.
Numbers 15.-Colonel De Witt C. Strawbridge, Seventy-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry.
Numbers 16.-Colonel William B. Barton, Forty-eighth New York Infantry.
Numbers 17.-Captain Samuel C. Easton, First New York Engineers.
Numbers 18.-General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, commanding Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
Numbers 19.-Return of Casualties in the Confederate forces.
Numbers 20.-Brigadier General W. S. Walker, C. S. Army, commanding Third Military District of South Carolina.
Numbers 21.-Captain W. W. Elliott, C. S. Army, Ordnance Officer, Third Military District of South Carolina.
Numbers 22.-Colonel C. J. Colcook, C. S. Army, Third South Carolina Cavalry.
Numbers 23.-Colonel Claudius C. Wilson, C. S. Army, Twenty-fifth Georgia Infantry.
Numbers 24.-Lieutenant E. E. Jefferson, C. S. Army, Nelson Light Artillery, Virginia.
Numbers 1. Report of Major General Ormsby M. Mitchel, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the South.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,
Hilton Head, Port Royal, S. C. October 24, 1862.
GENERAL: My third expedition to the main-land returned last night. The expedition was designed to accomplish the following objects:
*Fort reports of Commander Steedman and Lieutenant Phoenix, U. S. Navy, see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 1, 1862.