The enemy was reported at Augusta, but I learn from my scouts that they are all gone back. My scouts learn that the citizens at Augusta brought in all the produce they possibly could traded to the enemy, principally cotton. There is but a small force at Bloomfield, Mo. Colonel [S. G.] Kitchen's health is improving slowly.
I am, respectfully,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Tenth Missouri Cavalry.
Brigadier General J. S. MARMADUKE.
P. S.-When the balance of the scout get to camp I will write all the particulars of the above-mentioned engagement, day and date.
[R. D.] KATHREN,
AUGUST 1- SEPTEMBER 14, 1863.-Advance of the Union forces upon Little Rock, Ark., etc.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
August 1- 8, 1863.-Davidson's cavalry division moves from Wittsburg to Clarendon.
10, 1863.-Steele's column advances from Helena.
13-16, 1863.-Expedition up the White and Little Red Rivers, including engagement (14th) at West Point and skirmish (16th) at Harrison's Landing.
17, 1863.-Skirmish at Grand Prairie.
25, 1863.-Skirmish at Brownsville.
26, 1863.-Skirmish near Bayou Meto.
27, 1863.-Action at Bayou Meto, or Reed's Bridge.
30, 1863.-Skirmish at Shallow Ford, Bayou Meto.
Sept. 2, 1863.-Skirmish near Shallow Ford.
7, 1863.-Skirmish at Ashley's Mills, or Ferry Landing.
10, 1863.-Engagement at Bayou Fourche, and capture of Little Rock.
10-14, 1863.-Price's army retreats to Rockport and Arkadelphia.
12, 1863.-Skirmish near Brownsville.
Numbers 1.-Major General John M. Schofield, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Missouri.
Numbers 2.-Roster of the "Arkansas expedition," August 31.
Numbers 3.-Major General Frederick Steele, U. S. Army, commanding expedition.
Numbers 4.-Return of Casualties in the Union forces.
Numbers 5.-Brigadier General John W. Davidson, U. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Division, with congratulatory orders.
Numbers 6.-Captain Julius L. Hadley, Twenty-fifth Ohio Battery, Chief of Artillery, of engagement at Bayou Fourche.
Numbers 7.-Colonel Washington F. Geiger, Eighth Missouri Cavalry, commanding First Brigade, of skirmish at Brownsville.
Numbers 8.-Colonel Lewis Merrill, Second Missouri Cavalry, commanding First Brigade, of engagement at Bayou Fourche, and pursuit of the Confederates.
Numbers 9.- Lieutenant Colonel John L. Chandler, Seventh Missouri Cavalry, of engagement at Bayou Fourche, and pursuit of the Confederates.
* For report of Lieutenant George M. Bache, U. S. Navy, of expedition up the White and Little Red Rivers, see Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, December 7, 1863.