War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0066 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA.,A ND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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articles. We had 2 men captured by straggling, but they were stripped of horses, arms, and valuable clothing, and turned loose. Before we left the valley these bandits would fly to the mountains on the approach of even a squad of our men.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. J. HARRISON,

Colonel, commanding.

[Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Chief ofStaff.]

JANUARY 5, 1864.-Skirmish at Lawrence's Mill, Tenn.

Reports of Colonel Oscar H. La Grange, First Wisconsin Cavalry, commanding Second Brigade, First Cavalry Division.

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Mossy Creek, Tenn., January 5, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the forage detail, Second Brigade, to-day attacked the enemy's picket at Lawrence's Mill, 5 miles east of Mossy Creek, and captured 12 men with their arms and 9 horses, without loss.

Very respectfully,

O. H. LA GRANGE,

Colonel, Commanding.

Captain JOHN PRATT,

Asst. Adjt. General, First Cavalry Division, Dept. Cumb.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,

DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Near Mossy Creek, January 5, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the scout to Lawrence's Mill has just returned, bringing 1 lieutenant and 11 men prisoners. The battalion reported at the mill had not been stationed there, but at Hunt's Mill, 1 1/2 miles from Lawrence's, and had removed before we arrived, leaving a picket, most of which was captured. The nearest rebel force is reported to be at Panther Springs. Inclosed please find list of prisoners.*

Very respectfully,

O. H. LA GRANGE,

Colonel, Commanding 2nd Brigadier

Captain JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, First Cavalry Division.

JANUARY 6, 1864.-Attack on Steamer Delta, on the Mississippi River.

Report of Colonel Lawrence S. Ross, Sixth Texas Cavalry, commanding brigade.

HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIV.,

Gaines' Landing, Mississippi River, January 6, 1864-7 p.m.

MAJOR: The transport Delta was disabled by my battery at 12 m. to-day, run to the opposite shore, and abandoned. Large gun-boat,

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*List omitted.

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