War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0295 Chapter XXXV. EXPEDITION TO MONTICELLO, KY., ETC.

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RICHMOND, May 13, 1863.

General BRAXTON BRAGG, Tullahoma, Tenn.:

Send at once to this city all captured officers and men.

S. COOPER.

Numbers 5. Thanks of the Confederate Congress to General Nathan B. Forrest and the officers and men of his command.

Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, That the thanks of Congress are again due, and are hereby tendered, to General N. B. Forrest and the officers and men of his command, for meritorious service in the field, and especially for the daring, skill, and perseverance exhibited in the pursuit and capture of the largely superior forces of the enemy, near Rome, Ga., in May last; for gallant conduct at Chickamauga, and for his recent brilliant services in West Tennessee.

Approved February 17, 1864.

APRIL 26 - MAY 12, 1863. - Expedition to Monticello, Ky., and operations in Southeastern Kentucky.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

April 26 - 29, 1863. - Expedition to Celina, Ky.

28 - May 2, 1863. - Skirmishers near Monticello, Ky.

May 9, 1863. - Skirmish at Alcorn's Distillery, near Monticello, Ky.

10, 1863. - Action at Horseshoe Bottom, Cumberland River.

Skirmish at Phillips Fork, Red Bird Creek, Ky.

11, 1863. - Skirmish at La Fayette, Tenn.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1. - Major General Ambrose E. Burnside, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Ohio.

Numbers 2. - Brigadier General Jeremiah T. Boyle, U. S. Army, commanding District of Western Kentucky.

Numbers 3. - Brigadier General Edward H. Hobson, U. S. Army.

Numbers 4. - Brigadier General Mahlon D. Manson, U. S. Army.

Numbers 5. - Colonel Richard T. Jacob, Ninth Kentucky Cavalry, commanding brigade.

Numbers 6. - Colonel David Morrison, Seventy-ninth New York Infantry, commanding First Brigade, First Division, Ninth Army Corps.

Numbers 7. - Lieutenant Colonel W. Huntington Smith, Twentieth Michigan Infantry.

Numbers 8. - Captain Wendell D. Wiltsie, Twentieth Michigan Infantry.

Numbers 9. - Brigadier General Samuel P. Carter, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Division, Ninth Army Corps.

Numbers 10. - Colonel Samuel A. Gilbert, Forty-fourth Ohio Infantry, commanding Second Brigade.

Numbers 11. - Major General Dabney H. Maury, C. S. Army, commanding Department of East Tennessee.

Numbers 12. - Major General Simon B. Buckner, C. S. Army, commanding Department of East Tennessee.

Numbers 13. - Brigadier General John H. Morgan, C. S. Army.

Numbers 14. - Major R. S. Bullock, Eighth Kentucky Cavalry (Confederate).