War of the Rebellion: Serial 024 Page 0062 WEST TENN AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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gives me great pleasure to say that the officers and men under my command acted with great bravery and coolness.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding Dees' Battery, Third Michigan Light Artillery.


Major, and Asst. Adjt. General, Second Div., Army of the Miss.

SEPTEMBER 18-23, 1862.-Operations about Forts Henry and Donelson, Tenn., and skirmishers.

Report of Colonel William W. Lowe, Fifth Iowa Cavalry.

FORT HENRY, September 23, 1862.

SIR: One of my scouting parties, under Lieutenant Waters, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, on the 18th captured near Huntingdon 8 horses, 8 mules, 1 wagon and harness, 4 barrels salt, 1 rifle, 1 common piston, and 4 revolvers. Another party, under Captain Wilcox, yesterday had a skirmish, in which 1 guerrilla captain was killed and 4 of has men captured. I now have Colonel harding out after Woodward with a fair prospect of overhauling him. I would like to get the remainder of Stenbeck's and Flood's batteries, having but one section of each. If the Thirteenth Wisconsin can be replaced by another regiment I would wish to have it returned.


Colonel, Commanding.

Major General U. S. GRANT.

FORT HENRY, September 23, 1862.

SIR: A scouting party sent from Fort Donelson, under command of Captain Croft, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, yesterday had a fight with rebels, killing 2 and capturing 1. He burned their stores and threw their ammunition into the river.


Colonel, Commanding.

Major General U. S. GRANT, Jackson.

SEPTEMBER 19, 1862.-Engagement at Iuka, Miss.


Numbers 1.-Major General Ulysses S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding District of West Tennessee.

Numbers 2.-Major General William S. Rosecrans, U. S. Army, commanding Army of the Mississippi, with congratulatory orders.

Numbers 3.-Return of Casualties in the Union forces.

Numbers 4.-Surg. Archibald B. Campbell, U. S. Army, Medical Director.

Numbers 5.-Captain William M. Wiles, Twenty-second Indiana Infantry, Provost-Marshal.

Numbers 6.-Lieutenant Colonel Warren L. Lothrop, First Missouri Light Artillery, Chief of Artillery.