of 2 wounded, 1 horse, 1 gun, and 1 revolver captured. We found at Carthage a large quantity of commissary stores, in good condition. I respectfully suggest that the garrison may be safely left at that point for a short time, and that the stores ought, if possible, to be removed.
Of the 2 prisoners captured near Hartsville, one proved to be Lieutenant Petticord, and the other George Stocker, a paroled soldier; the latter having set fire to the bridge at Madden's Mill.
The time occupied in making trip was four days.
All of which is respectfully submitted.*
Brigadier General E. A. PAINE,
Commanding Post, Gallatin, Tenn.
OCTOBER 14-20, 1863.-Expedition from Messinger's Ferry, on the Big Black River, toward Canton, Miss.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
October 15, 1863.-Skirmish at Brownsville.
15-16, 1863.-Skirmishes on the Canton road, near Brownsville.
16, 1863.-Skirmish at Treadwell's, near Clinton and Vernon Cross-Roads.
17, 1863.-Action at Bogue Chitto Creek.
Skirmish at Robinson's Mills, near Livingston.
18, 1863.-Skirmish on the Livingston road, near Clinton.
Numbers 1.-Major General James B. McPherson, U. S. Army, commanding expedition.
Numbers 2.-Itinerary of the Third Division, Fifteenth Army Corps, for October, 1863.
Numbers 3.-Itinerary of the Third Division, Seventeenth Army Corps, for October, 1863.
Numbers 4.-Colonel Edward F. Winslow, Fourth Iowa Cavalry, commanding Cavalry Forces, Fifteenth Army Corps.
Numbers 5.-Major General William W. Loring, C. S. Army.
Numbers 6.-Brigadier General William H. Jackson, C. S. Army.
Numbers 7.-Brigadier General John W. Whitfield, C. S. Army.
Numbers 8.-Colonel John L. Logan, Eleventh Arkansas Infantry, commanding brigade.
Reports of Major General James B. McPherson, U. S. Army, commanding expedition.
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Vicksburg, Miss., October 20, 1863.
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that, in accordance with instructions from the major-general commanding the department, I left on the morning of the 14th on a reconnaissance and for the purpose of effecting a diversion in the direction of Canton.
The troops composing the expedition consisted of Logan's division (3,500 men), Tuttle's division (about 3,000), and the cavalry brigade (1,500 strong, under Colonel Winslow.
*The above is a copy of the original, which is not signed. The report is briefed as that of Colonel H. K. McConnell, Seventy-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry.