War of the Rebellion: Serial 036 Page 0519 Chapter XXXVI. GRIERSON'S RAID FROM LA GRANGE, TENN.

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APRIL 17-MAY 2, 1863. -Grierson's Raid from LA Grange, Tenn., to Baton Rouge, La.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

April 18-19, 1863. -Skirmish at New Albany, MISS.

19, 1863. -Skirmish at Pontotoc, MISS.

21, 1863. -Skirmish at Palo Alto, MISS.

24, 1863. -Skirmishes at Garlandville and Birmingham, MISS.

28, 1863. -Skirmish at Union Church, MISS.

29, 1863. -Skirmish at Brookhaven, MISS.

May 1, 1863. -Skirmish at Walls Post-Office, MISS.

Skirmishes near Greensburg and at Williams' Bridge, La.

2, 1863. -Skirmish at Roberts' Ford, Comite River, La.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1. -Major General Stephen A. Hurlbut, U. S. Army, commanding SIXTEENTH Army Corps.

Numbers 2. -Brigadier General William Sooy Smith, U. S. Army, commanding at LA Grange.

Numbers 3. -Colonel Benjamin H. Grierson, sixth Illinois Cavalry, commanding expedition.

Numbers 4. -Colonel Edward Hatch, SECOND Iowa Cavalry.

Numbers 5. -Brigadier General John Adams, C. S. Army.

Numbers 6. -Colonel Wirt Adams, Mississippi Cavalry.

Numbers 7. -Lieutenant Colonel C. R. Barteau, SECOND Tennessee Cavalry.

Numbers 8. -Captain A. B. Biffle, commanding picket.

Numbers 9. -Colonel Alexander J. Brown, FIFTY-FIFTH Tennessee Infantry.

Number 10. -Captain B. F. Bryan, Stuart's cavalry, Miles' Legion.

Number 11. -Brigadier General A. Buford, C. S. Army.

Number 12. -Captain S. B. Cleveland, Wirt Adams' (Mississippi) regiment.

Number 13. -Major J. De Baun, NINTH Louisiana Partisan Rangers.

Number 14. -Lieutenant Colonel George Gantt, NINTH Tennessee Cavalry Battalion.

Number 15. -Major General Franklin Gardner, C. S. Army.

Number 16. -Major W. H. Garland, Mississippi Cavalry.

Number 17. -Major General S. J. Gholson, Mississippi Militia.

Number 18. -Major General William W. Loring, C. S. Army.

Number 19. -Colonel W. R. Miles, Louisiana Legion.

Number 20. -Asst. Adjt. General Thomas J. Portis, C. S. Army.

Number 21. -Colonel R. V. Richardson, First Tennessee Partisan Rangers.

Number 22. -Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles, c. S. Army.

Number 23. -Colonel John M. Simonton, First Mississippi Infantry.

Number 24. -Brigadier General Lloyd Tilghman, C. S. Army.

Number 1. Reports of Major General Stephen A. Hurlbut, U. S. Army, commanding SIXTEENTH Army Corps. HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, April 29, 1863.

SIR: I have just received the inclosed telegram:*

Anticipating a gathering to oppose Grierson's return, I had mounted the Sixth Iowa Infantry, and sent them, with the SECOND Iowa Cavalry and Fourth Illinois, this morning toward Okolona to relieve Grierson.

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*See Number 2., p. 521.

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