War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0493 Chapter XXXVI. OPERATIONS IN NORTHWESTERN Mississippi.

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alarm, and proceeded more leisurely, reaching La Grange at 1 p. m. on the 24th of June. Official Reports from Colonels McCrillis and Hatch and from Lieutenant-Colonels Meek and Moyers are herewith transmitted for the further information of the commanding general.

SUMMARY.

Killed and wounded of the enemy. . . . . . . . . 17

Prisoners captured. . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 46

Horses captured and brought in (officially reported). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161

Mules captured and brought in (officially reported). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401

Cattle captured and brought in (officially reported). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 423

PROPERTY DESTROYED.

Mills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Tanneries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Work-shops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Bushels grain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500,000

And large amount of commissary stores, groceries, and Government cotton; also the ferries on Tallahatchee and Coldwater, and bridge and trestle-work on Yockeney.

Casualties. -Killed, 1; wounded, 10; Missing, 3; not including report from Colonel Meek. The prisoners were turned over to provost-marshals at Germantown and La Grange. Paroles of 10 of Chalmers' sick are inclosed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. K. MIZNER,

Colonel and Chief of Cavalry, Commanding.

Major S. WAIT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Number 4. Report of Colonel La Fayette McCrillis, THIRD Illinois Cavalry, commanding First cavalry Brigade. GERMANTOWN, TENN., July 1, 1863.

COLONEL: In obedience to your order, by telegraph, of the 15th of June, my command was in the saddle, With six days' rations (light), at 5 a. m. of the 16th day of June, 1863, consisting of four companies of the THIRD Illinois Cavalry, under Captain Kirkbride, eleven companies of the Fourth Illinois Cavalry, under Lieutenant-Colonel Wallace, and nine companies of the NINTH Illinois Cavalry, under Major Gifford; in all, 775 men.

After leaving two companies of the THIRD Illinois at La Fayette,

and three companies of the NINTH Illinois cavalry at Germantown, for patrol duty, I proceeded on the nearest and most practicable route to the Coldwater, crossing at Quinn's Mills, where our advanced guard encountered a rebel picket of 20 men, belonging, as stated, to the SECOND Missouri (rebel) Cavalry. The advance of my column discovered that the bridge across the Coldwater had been lately destroyed, and halted to make preparation for crossing, when the enemy fired a volley from the rear of two out buildings standing within 40 feet of the creek bank, where they were concealed. Three enlisted men of Company L, Fourth Illinois Cavalry, were wounded-2 seriously and 1 slightly. As soon as possible the advance was crossed, and proceeded after the fast-retreating