War of the Rebellion: Serial 024 Page 0463 Chapter XXIX. EXPEDITION FROM FORT DONELSON.

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different skirmishes 7, wounded between 20 and 30, took 17 of them prisoners capturing 22 head of horses and mules (which have been turned over to provost-marshal, as per general order), and between 30 and 40 shot-guns the most of which I had broken and destroyed, not having any convenient way of bringing them with us, which I am happy to inform you was accomplished without the loss or injury of a man.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. H. GRIERSON,

Colonel Sixth Illinois Cavalry.

Major General WILLIAM T. SHERMAN,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Memphis.

OCTOBER 22-25, 1862. - Expedition from Fort Donelson to Waverly, Tenn., with skirmishers.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1. - Brigadier General Thomas A. Davies, U. S. Army, commanding District of Columbus.

Numbers 2. - Lieutenant John B. Colton, Quartermaster Eighty-third Illinois Infantry.

Numbers 1.

Report of Brigadier General Thomas A. Davies U. S. Army, commanding District of Columbus.

COLUMBUS, KY., October 29, 1862

SIR: I have the honor to report an engagement near Waverly with Napier's guerrillas by a detachment of the Eighty-third Illinois Volunteers and one piece of artillery and 30 cavalry, under maj. E. C. Brott, from Fort Donelson, assisted by Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick, Fifth Iowa Cavalry, and infantry from Fort Heiman.

Our forces amounted to about 500; the enemy 800. We killed 122, wounded several, took 15 prisoners and destroyed 12 barges and row-boats of the enemy, who would make no further fight.

THOS. A. DAVIES,

Brigadier-General,

JOHN A. RAWLINS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 2.

Report of Lieutenant John B. Colton, Quartermaster Eighty-third Illinois Infantry.

COLUMBUS, KY., October 29, 862.

DEAR SIR: I am directed by Brigadier-General Davies to hand you a report of the late battle near Waverly between a detachment of the