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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,

Brigadier-General.

General BRAGG.

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.

REPORTS.

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

Wing.

Numbers 4.-Brigadier General Thomas W. Sweeny, U. S. Army, commanding Second

Division.

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)

Infantry.

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

Cavalry.

No. 19.-Lieutenant Colonel L. B. Hovis, First Mississippi Partisan Rangers.