War of the Rebellion: Serial 024 Page 0759 Chapter XXIX. ARKANSAS POST.

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Pitzman, is very accurate for the time allowed in making the survey, and illustrates the correctness of our movements over ground then absolutely unknown to us.

As usual my staff performed their various duties cheerfully and well, and all escaped without loss, save Captain McCoy, who had shot under him a favorite horse.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

Lieutenant Colonel A. SCHWARTZ,

Assistant Adjutant-General to General McClernand.

P. S.-

JANUARY 15-8 a.m.

Reports of General Stuart and of Cols. Giles A. Smith and T. Kilby Smith, commanding his two brigades, are this moment received and inclosed herewith, completing my report.

W. T. S.