their camps, routing them completely, capturing 1 captain, 1 first lieutenant and 21 men, their arms, horses, equipments, &c., without further loss to us. The prisoners have been put in charge of the provost-marshal of this county to forward to General Carter; the horses arms, and equipments are taken up on my quartermaster's return.
Having no intermediate headquarters to report to, I make this report direct to your headquarters.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Headquarters Department of the Ohio.
JANUARY 12, 1864.-Skirmish near Mossy Creek, Tenn.
Report of Colonel Oscar H. La Grange, First Wisconsin Cavalry, commanding Second Brigade, First Cavalry Division.
HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, FIRST CAVALRY DIVISION,
Mossy Creek, Tenn., January 12, 1864.
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that the forage detail from the Second Brigade to-day drove back one of the enemy's outposts, for the purpose of foraging behind it. Killed 1 and captured 15 prisoners, without loss.
O. H. LA GRANGE,
Captain JOHN PRATT,
Asst. Adjt. General, First Cavalry Division, Dept. Cumberland.
JANUARY 13, 1864.-Skirmish ad Ragland Mills, Bath County, Ky.
Report of Captain William P. Anderson, Asst. Adjt. General, U. S. Army.
LEXINGTON, KY., January 15, 1864.
GENERAL: On the 10th instant, Colonel J. M. Brown, Forty-fifth Regiment Kentucky Infantry, stationed at Mount Sterling, sent a party of 12 enlisted men, under command of Lieutenant Robert H. Wilson, of his regiment, on reconnoitering service. Hearing of a party of 35 guerrillas being encamped at Ragland Mills, Bath County, Ky., Lieutenant Wilson attacked them at daylight on the morning of the 13th, taking 13 of their number. Lieutenant Wilson's loss was but 1 horse killed.
W. P. ANDERSON.
Chief of Staff.