War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0127 Chapter XXXV. EXPEDITION FROM MURFREESBOROUGH, ETC.

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Numbers 4.-Colonel Robert H. G. Minty, Fourth Michigan Cavalry, commanding Cavalry Brigade.

Numbers 5.-Captain William M. Flanagan, Third Ohio Cavalry.

Numbers 6.-Major Peter Mathews, Fourth Ohio Cavalry.

Numbers 7.-Itinerary of the Cavalry, Department of the Cumberland, Major General David S. Stanely, U. S. Army, commanding, March 4-25.

Numbers 1. Report of Major General William S. Rosecrans, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Cumberland.

MURFREESBOROUGH, TENN.,

March 16, 1863-11 p. m.

I have the pleasure to report the gallant conduct of our cavalry, under the brave Colonel Minty. They drove the rebel cavalry wherever they met them, captured one of their camps, 17 wagons, 42 mules, and 64 prisoners. They used the saber where the carbine would delay.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

Numbers 2. Report of Brigadier General James B. Steedman, U. S. Army, commanding Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps.

TRIUNE, March 6, 1863.

GENERAL: My command is at this point, occupying the junction of the Nolensville pike and Franklin roads, with my outpost 1 1/2 miles toward Franklin. General Sheridan's command is in front of me, at junction of the Nolensville and Shelbyville pikes. No enemy in force in that direction. I made a successful reconnaissance to the rebel camp, 2 miles beyond Chapel Hill, routing and driving Roddey's cavalry (two regiments) all across Duck River. We wounded 7 of the enemy, captured 60, with their horses and equipments, and returned to this point at 6 o'clock this morning, without loss or injury.

Bad news from Franklin; our loss heavy.

JAMES B. STEEDMAN,

Brigadier-General.

Brigadier General JAMES A. GARFIELD,

Chief of Staff.

Numbers 3. Reports of Brigadier General Philip H. Sheridan, U. S. Army, commanding Third Division, Twentieth Army Corps.

TWO AND ONE-HALF MILES FROM EAGLEVILLE,

March 4, 1863.

GENERAL: Colonel Minty surprised the enemy at Rover and Unionwille this afternoon, capturing two of their camps, taking 45 prisoners,