War of the Rebellion: Serial 024 Page 0698 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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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,

Brigadier-General.

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.

REPORTS, ETC.*

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.

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*Of the capture of Arkansas Post when not otherwise indicated.

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