War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0005 Chapter XLII. RAID ON MISSISSIPPI CENTRAL RAILROAD,ETC.

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October 4-17, 1863.- Chalmers' raid in West Tennessee and North Mississippi.

5, 1863.-The Second Division, Seventeenth Army Corps, starts en route from Memphis to Chattanooga, Tenn.

8, 1863.-Skirmish near Chattanooga, Tenn.

9, 1863.-Skirmish at Elk River, Tenn.

10, 1863.-Major General Gordon Granger, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Fourth Army Corps, formed by the consolidation of the Twentieth and Twenty-first Army Corps. Skirmish at Ingraham's Plantation, near Port Gibson, Miss.

10-11, 1863.-Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to Hernando, Miss., with skirmish (11th) near Hernando.

10-14, 1863.- Expedition from Gallatin to Carthage, Tenn., with skirmish (10th) near Hartsville.

14-20, 1863.-Expedition from Messinger's Ferry, on the Big Black River, toward Canton, Miss.

Expeditions from Natchez and Fort Adams, Miss., to Red River, La., with skirmish at Red River (14th).

16, 1863.-The Military Division of the Mississippi (consisting of the Departments of the Cumberland, Ohio, and Tennessee) created, and Major General U. S. Grant assigned to the command. Major General George H. Thomas ordered to command the Department of the Cumberland, vice Major General W. S. Rosecrans, relieved.

Skirmish near Island No. 10, Tenn.

17, 1863.-Skirmish near Satartia, Miss.

18, 1863.-Major General U. S. Grant, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Military Division of the Mississippi.

19, 1863.-Skirmish at Smith's Bridge, Miss.

AUGUST 10-22, 1863. - Raid on the Mississippi Central Railroad from the Big Black River, Miss., to Memphis, Tenn., with Skirmishes at Payne's Plantation, near Grenada, Miss. (18th); at Panola, Miss.

(20th), and at the Coldwater, Miss.(21st).*


No. 1.-Major General William T. Sherman, U. S. Army, with instructions to Colonel Edwin F. Winslow.

No. 2.-Colonel Edward F. Winslow, Fourth Iowa Cavalry, commanding expedition.

No. 1. Report of Major General William T. Sherman, U. S. Army,

with instructions to Colonel Edwin F. Winslow.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Camp on Big Black, September 5, 1863.

SIR: Inclosed please find report of Colonel E. F. Winslow, Fourth Iowa, of the results of his expedition to Grenada, Memphis, and back to camp.

His movement was skillful and eminently successful. It would have been better that he should have destroyed the locomotive and


*See also expedition from Memphis, Tenn.,to Grenada, Miss., August 12-23, 1863. p.11.