War of the Rebellion: Serial 024 Page 0465 Chapter XXIX. MISSISSIPPI CENTRAL RAILROAD.

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OCTOBER 31, 1862-JANUARY 10, 1863. - Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad from Bolivar, Tenn., to Coffeeville, Miss.*

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

Oct. 31-Nov. 1, 1862. - Union forces advance from Bolivar and Corinth upon Grand Junction, Tenn.

Nov. 4, 1862. - La Grange and Grand Junction, Tenn., occupied by Union forces.

5, 1862.- Skirmish at Jumpertown, Miss. Reconnaissance from La Grange toward Somerville, Tenn.

6, 1862. - Reconnaissance from La Grange, Tenn., toward Lamar, Miss., and skirmish at Worsham's Creek. Skirmish at Old Lamar, Miss.

8-9, 1862. - Reconnaissance from La Grange, Tenn., and skirmishes at Old Lamar and Hudsonville, Miss.

13, 1862. - Skirmish at Holly Springs, Miss.

19-20, 1862. - Expedition from Grand Junction, Tenn., to Ripley, Miss.

28-29, 1862. - Skirmishes at Holly Springs, Miss.

29, 1862. - Skirmish at Lumpkin's Mill, Miss.

29-30, 1862. - Skirmishes at Waterford, Miss.

30, 1862. - Skirmish at Chulahoma, Miss.

December 1, 1862. - Skirmish at Hudsonville, Miss.

1-3, 1862. - Skirmishes about Oxford, Miss.

3, 1862. - Skirmishes on the Yocknapatalfa, at Prophet, Spring Dale, and Free Bridges, Miss.

4, 1862. - Skirmish at Water Valley, Miss. Affair near Oxford, Miss.

5, 1862. - Engagement at Coffeeville, Miss.

14-19, 1862. - Expedition against the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, Miss.

18, 1862. - Skirmish near Water Valley, Miss.

20, 1862. - Capture of Holly Springs, Miss. Skirmish at Cold Water, Miss.

20-28, 1862. - Operations against the Van Dorn raid.

21, 1862. - Skirmish at Davis' Mill, Miss.

24, 1862. - Skirmishes at Bolivar and Middleburg, Tenn.

25, 1862. - Skirmish at Ripley, Miss.

Jan. 9-10, 1863.- Holly Springs, Miss., evacuated by the Union forces.

REPORTS, ETC.

Numbers 1. - Major General U. S. Grant, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Tennessee, of operations November 1, 1862-January 6, 1863, with instructions from the General-in-Chief.

Numbers 2. - Brigadier General Mason Brayman, U. S. Army, of operations November 3-December 31, including action near Jackson, Tenn., December 19, and skirmish at Middleburg, December 24.

Numbers 3. - Colonel Mortimer D. Leggett, Seventy-eighth Ohio Infantry, of reconnaissance from La Grange toward Somerville, Tenn., November 5.

Numbers 4. - Colonel Isaac C. Pugh, Forty-first Illinois Infantry, of reconnaissance from La Grange, Tenn., toward Lamar, Miss., and skirmish at Worsham's Creek November 6.

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*See also expedition (November 27-December 6, 1862) from Helena, Ark., to Grenada, Miss., post.

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