War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0334 KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. Chapter XXXV.

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MAY 21-22. 1863.- Expedition from Murfreesborough to Middleton, Tenn., and skirmish.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1.- Major General William S. Rosecrans, U. S. Army.

Numbers 2.- Major General David S. Stanley, U. S. Army.

Numbers 3.- Robert H. G. Minty, commanding First Brigade, Second Cavalry Division.

Numbers 4.- Captain Elmer Otis, Fourth U. S. Cavalry.

Numbers 5.- Lieutenant William O'Connell, Fourth U. S. Cavalry.

Numbers 6.- Lieutenant Colonel Josiah B. Park, Fourth Michigan Cavalry.

Numbers 7.- Colonel Eli Long, Fourth Ohio Cavalry.

Numbers 8.- Major George W. Dobb, Fourth Ohio Cavalry.

Numbers 9.- Major Horace N. Howland, Third Ohio Cavalry.

Numbers 10.- Lieutenant Colonel Robert Klein, third Indiana Cavalry.

Numbers 11.- Lieutenant Colonel William B. Sipes, Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Numbers 12.- Colonel Thomas J. Harrison, Thirty-ninth Indiana (Mounted) Infantry.

Numbers 13.- Brigadier General William T. Martrin, C. S. Army.

Numbers 1. Report of Major General William S. Rosecrans, U. S. Army.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, Tenn., May 27, 1863.

GENERAL: I have the honor to transmit, inclosed, the report of Major General D. S. Stanley, with sub-reports, of a successful attack on some rebel cavalry camps, near Middleton. The affair was quite successful, our troops capturing and destroying three regimental camps, about six hundred stand of fire-arms, and capturing some 80 prisoners, In this affair Lieutenant O'Connell behaved with conspicuous gallantry. Our loss was the gallant Second Lieutenant Francis C. Wood, Fourth Regular Cavalry, mortally, 1 non-commissioned officer and 2 privates wounded, and a sergeant and 5 privates taken prisoners, in the charge of Company K, Fourth Regulars, on the enemy's more distant camps.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

Brigadier General LORENZO THOMAS,

Adjutant-General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.

Numbers 2. Report of Major General David S. Stanley, U. S. Army.

HDQRS. CHIEF OF CAV., DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Murfreesborough, Tenn., May 27, 1863.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report, for the information of the general commanding, that, having learned that quite a force of the cavalry of the enemy was lying about carelessly at Middleton, I started on