War of the Rebellion: Serial 036 Page 0564 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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OXFORD, April 25, 1863.

Advance guard arrived. Column 10 miles from here. Delayed by rain, darkness, and having to go off the road for forage. Will camp here to-night. Any news from the enemy?




APRIL 19, 1863. -Skirmish at Trenton, Tenn.

Report of Colonel John K. Mizner, THIRD Michigan Cavalry, Chief of Cavalry, District of Jackson.

JACKSON, TENN., April 21, 1863.

CAPTAIN: Captain T. V. Quackenbush, with 23 men of the THIRD Michigan Cavalry, came upon a party of rebels, 25 in number, at Trenton, on Sunday morning (19th), routing them, and capturing 15 out of the 25. He was attacked in return by a party of 63, under Captains Blackmore, Sparks, and Thomas, all of whom he successfully repulsed, and drove them from the town, holding the prisoners captured, only 1 escaping.

Additional cavalry has been sent to re-enforce Captain Quackenbush.

Very respectfully,


Colonel and Chief of Cavalry.

Captain E. D. MASON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

APRIL 22, 1863. -Passage of the Vicksburg and Warrenton batteries by transports.


Number 1. -Adjt. General Lorenzo Thomas, U. S. Army.

Number 2. -Colonel William S. Oliver, Seventh Missouri Infantry, commanding steamer Tigress.

Number 3. -Captain Leander B. Fisk, Forty-FIFTH Illinois Infantry, commanding steamer Anglo-Saxon.

Number 4. -Captain George W. Kennard, Twentieth Illinois Infantry, commanding steamer Horizon.

Number 5. -Major General M. L. Smith, C. S. Army.

Number 6. -Colonel A. Jackson, Jr., C. S. Army.

Number 1. Report of Adjt. General Lorenzo Thomas, U. S. Army. YOUNG'S POINT, La., April 23, 1863,

VIA MEMPHIS, TENN., April 25-1. 30 p. m.

Last night six steamers and twelve barges attempted to run the batteries at Vicksburg, about 11 p. m., when the moon went down. The first two steamers came within range, when heavy firing commenced. The Tigress received FIFTEEN shots-one in the stern carrying off two