JANUARY 2, 1863.-Skirmish near Fort Donelson, Tenn.
Report of Brigadier General Thomas A. Davies, U. S. Army.
JANUARY 3, 1863.
Colonel Lowe reports that a train going from Fort Donelson to Fort Henry was attacked by Spaulding's band of guerrillas. A fight ensued. Spaulding was killed and several other, with some prisoners, and routing the remainder. Our loss, 3 killed and 3 taken prisoners.
THOS. A. DAVIES,
Colonel JOHN A. RAWLINS.
JANUARY 4-17, 1863.-Expedition against Arkansas Post, or Fort Hindman, Ark., and operations in that vicinity.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
Jan. 4, 1863.-Major General John A. McClernand, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Army of the Mississippi.
4-8, 1863.-Transfer of the Army of the Mississippi from Milliken's Bend, La, to mouth of white River, Ark.
10, 1863.-Reconnaissance near Arkansas Post.
10-11, 1863.-Engagement at Arkansas Post.
13, 1863.-Reconnaissance toward White River and Saint Charles, Ark.
14-15, 1863.-Expedition to South Bend, Arkansas River.
17, 1863.-The Army of the Mississippi re-embarks for Milliken's Bend.
Numbers 1.-Major General John A. McClernand, U. S. Army, commanding Expedition, of operations January 4-17, with congratulatory orders.
Numbers 2.-Return of Casualties in the Union forces.
Numbers 3.-Colonel Warren Stewart, Chief of Cavalry, of reconnaissances January 10 and 13 and expedition January 14-15.
Numbers 4.-Brigadier General George W. Morgan, U. S. Army, commanding Thirteenth Army Corps.
Numbers 5.-Brigadier General Andrew J. Smith, U. S. Army, commanding First Division.
Numbers 6.-Captain Charles G. Cooley, Chicago Mercantile Battery.
Numbers 7.-Captain Ambrose A. Blount, Seventeenth Ohio Battery.
Numbers 8.-Brigadier General Stephen G. Burbridge, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade.
Numbers 9.-Colonel Thomas J. Lucas, Sixteenth Indiana Infantry.
Numbers 10.-Colonel richard Owen, Sixtieth Indiana Infantry.
Numbers 11.-Colonel Frank Emerson, Sixty-seventh Indiana Infantry.
Numbers 12.-Lieutenant Colonel William h. Baldwin, Eighty-third Ohio Infantry.
Numbers 13.-Colonel Joseph W. Vance, Ninety-sixth Ohio Infantry.
Numbers 14.-Colonel Joshua J. Guppey, Twenty-third Wisconsin Infantry.
Numbers 15.-Colonel William J. Landram, Nineteenth Kentucky Infantry,commanding Second Brigade.
Numbers 16.-Colonel David P. Grier, Seventy-seventh Illinois Infantry.
*Of the capture of Arkansas Post when not otherwise indicated.