War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0337 Chapter XXXV. EXPEDITION TO MIDDLETON, TENN., ETC.

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as stated by him. It was taken by Sergeant-Major Clark and Privates Wilcox and Parker, of the Fourth Michigan, about 1 1/2 miles beyond the camps. They at the same time captures a wagon and took 3 prisoners.

I beg to make special mention of Lieutenant O'Connell, of the Fourth U. S. Cavalry, for the very gallant manner in which he led his squadron, driving the enemy out of both their camps with his small force, and I regret exceedingly that one of those mistakes which will sometimes occur in the best-regulated families prevented his being properly supported.

I have also to mention Sergeant Owens, Corpl. J. Bartlett, Privates C. E. Smith and S. Riggin, of Company K, and Corpl. J. Miller, of Company E, Fourth U. S. Cavalry, and Private J. W. Royce, of Company G, Third Indiana Cavalry, as the small squad who distinguished themselves by capturing the piece of artillery. All of these men were taken prisoners, except Riggin and Royce.

There were some 300 or 400 horses in the camps when the Fourth Regulars and Fourth Michigan passed through them, but they were taken possession of by the regiments which followed.

The brigade captured 70 prisoners, 3 of whom are commissioned officers.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

ROBT. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Captain W. B. CURTIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Second Cavalry Division.

[Inclosure.]

Return of Casualties in First Brigade, Second Cavalry Division, in skirmish at Middleton, Tenn., May 22, 1863.

Wounded. Total.

Command. Officers. Men. Men Officers. Men.

missing.

3rd Indiana ... ... ... ... ...

Cavalry..

4th Michigan 1 1 4 1 5

Cavalry..

7th ... ... ... ... ...

Pennsylvania

Cavalry..

4th U. S. *1 2 ... 1 2

Cavalry..

Total.. 2 3 4 2 7

ROBT. H. G. MINTY,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND CAVALRY DIVISION,

Camp near Murfreesborough, Tenn., May 23, 1863.

Numbers 4. Report of Captain Elmer Otis, Fourth U. S. Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH U. S. CAVALRY,

May 23, 1863.

SIR: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations

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* Lieutenant Wood, since dead.

22 R R - VOL XXVIII, PT I

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