Generals Wheeler and Lee since starting back from Winchester and Salem.
I went to see General Wheeler last night, and proposed if he would give me one Kentucky regiment or battalion I would undertake to so destroy the enemy's communications that if I lose my brigade I will have sold out at a good price. He declined. If, however, you will trust me thus far, I will undertake it at short warming, and feel confident will damage him greatly, thereby assist in compelling him to fall back from Chattanooga.
Hoping I have answered your communication satisfactorily, I remain, as ever, yours, truly,
P. D. RODDEY,
OCTOBER 4-17, 1863.-Chalmers' Raid in West Tennessee and North Mississippi.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
October 5, 1863.-Skirmish at New Albany, Miss.
6, 1863.-Skirmish at Lockhart's Mill, on Coldwater River, Miss.
8, 1863.-Action at Salem, Miss.
11, 1863.-Action at Collierville, Tenn.
12, 1863.-Skirmish at Ingram's Mill, near Byhalia, Miss.
Skirmish at Quinn and Jackson's Mill, Miss.
13, 1863.-Action at Wyatt, Miss.
Numbers 1.-Major General William T. Sherman, U. S. Army, commanding Fifteenth Army Corps.
Numbers 2.-Major General Stephen A. Hurlbut, U. S. Army, commanding
Sixteenth Army Corps.
Numbers 3.-Brigadier General Eugene A. Carr, U. S. Army, commanding Left
Numbers 4.-Brigadier General Thomas W. Sweeny, U. S. Army, commanding Second
Numbers 5.-Colonel Edward Hatch, Second Iowa Cavalry, commanding Cavalry Division.
Numbers 6.-Colonel La Fayette McGrillis, Third Illinois Cavalry, commanding Second Brigade.
Numbers 7.-Lieutenant Colonel Jesse J. Phillips, Ninth Illinois (mounted)
Numbers 8.-Captain Elijah T. Phillips, Sixth Illinois Cavalry.
Numbers 9.-Lieutenant Richard K. Randolph, Twelfth Illinois Infantry, Aide- de-Camp.
No. 10.-Lieutenant Colonel George W. Trafton, Seventh Illinois Cavalry.
No. 11.-Major Ira R. Gifford, Ninth Illinois Cavalry.
No. 12.-Colonel De Witt C. Anthony, Sixty-sixth Indiana Infantry.
No. 13.-Captain Charles C. Smith, Thirteenth U. S. Infantry.
No. 14.-General Joseph E. Johnston, C. S. Army.
No. 15.-Colonel Benjamin S. Ewell, C. S. Army, Assistant Adjutant- General.
No. 16.-Brigadier General James R. Chalmers, C. S. Army, commanding expedition.
No. 17.-Colonel John McGuirk, Third Mississippi State Cavalry.
No. 18.-Lieutenant Colonel James A. Barksdale, Third Mississippi State
No. 19.-Lieutenant Colonel L. B. Hovis, First Mississippi Partisan Rangers.