War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0628 Chapter XXXV. KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA.

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JUNE 28, 1863.-Skirmish at Russellville, Ky.

Report of Brigadier General James M. Shackelford, U. S. Army.

GLASGOW, KY., June 28-9.30 p. m.

COLONEL: I have just entered this place with my infantry, artillery and 200 cavalry. Three hundred and twenty-five cavalry will be here in the morning. I ordered part of the Third Kentucky Cavalry in pursuit of band of guerrillas approaching railroad. Telegram from Colonel Murray received states that Major Wolfley gave them a severe beating to-day, taking states prisoners, horses, &c. Their surgeon wounded. Killed several. One sergeant of ours killed.

General Judah is not here, but at Carpenter's Mill, on Barren River. No orders here for me. What shall I do?

J. M. SHACKELEFORD,

Brigadier-General.

Lieutenant Colonel G. B. DRAKE.

JUNE 29, 1863.-Skirmishes at Columbia and Creelsborough, Ky.

Report of Brigadier General Samuel, P. Carter, U. S. Army.

SOMERSET, KY., June 30, 1863.

GENERAL: I have dispatches from Colonel Wolford to 3 p. m. yesterday. The force sent after rebels in direction of Columbia encountered about 60 of them near that place, and dispersed them, capturing 2. The party sent to Creelsborough met some 50 rebels; killed 1 and captured 2 of Duke's regiment. Five rebel regiments are reported between Horseshoe Bottom and Rowena, on south side of river, but nothing certain is known of their force. It is supposed not more than 250 rebels are north of river. The river will not be fordable in much less than a week If forage cannot be obtained in Russell County, Colonel Kautz will be ordered to return to this place, leaving Colonel Wolford at Jamestown.

CARTER,

Brigadier-General.

Major General GEORGE L. HARTSUFF.

JUNE 29, 1863.-Skirmish near Lexington, Tenn.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1.-Brigadier General Alexander Asboth, U. S. Army, commanding District of Columbus, Ky.

Numbers 2.-Lieutenant M. M. R. William Grebe, Fourth Missouri Cavalry.

Numbers 3.-Major Wiley Waller, Fifteenth Kentucky Cavalry.

Numbers 4.-Colonel George E. Waring, jr., commanding First Brigade, Sixth Division, Sixteenth Army Corps .

Numbers 1. Reports of Brigadier General Alexander Asboth, U. S. Army, commanding District of Columbus, Ky.

HDQRS. DIST. OF COLUMBUS, KY., 6TH DIV., 16TH A. C.,

Columbus, Ky., July 3, 1863.

COLONEL: I beg to state that First Lieutenant M. M. R. William Grebe,