War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0126 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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battle whit my command in rear of our brigade, that we were to return to Shoal Creek to camp for the night. We reached the east side of Shoal Creek at 8.30 p. m. and went into camp, with orders to feed, keep our horses saddled, and be ready to march at 12 o'clock same night. Moved at 12 o'clock, as directed,a nd arrived at a point 5 miles west of Rogersville at 4 a. m. of the 26th, where we went into camp and had breakfast.

At 9 a. m. on 27th resumed march, and proceeded again in the direction of Florence, some 8 miles; then were ordered to countermarch, and by 7 o'clock of same day reached Athens.

Next day (Wednesday 27th) we marched for camp at this place, where we arrived at 2 p. m.

I am happy to say I have no casualties to report in my command.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES E. ROBINSON,

Captain, Commanding Seventy-Second Indiana.

Colonel SMITH D. ATKINS,

Commanding Brigade.

JANUARY 24, 1864.-Operations near Natchez, Miss.

Report of Brigadier General Wirt Adams, C. S. Army.

HAMBURG, January 24, 1864.

The detachment under General Griffith captured near Natchez 35 prisoners and 60 delays and teams.

WIRT ADAMS,

Brigadier-General.

Colonel THOMAS M. JACK.

JANUARY 24, 1864.-Capture of Union Pickets at Love's Hill, near Knoxville, Tenn.

Report of Colonel William Cross, Third Tennessee Infantry.

HDQRS. THIRD REGIMENT, E. TENN. VOL. INFANTRY, Mossy Creek, Tenn., March 28, 1864.

SIR: In obedience to requirements of existing orders, I herewith report that on the night of January 24, 1864, about 11 o'clock, Captain John C. Silver, of Company E, and Corpl. John G. Yarnell, Privates Daniel S. Hankins, Abraham Yearout, Samuel Yearout, James M. Hensley, thomas Yarnell, Shadrach Lee, William H. White were captured by a large force of rebel cavalry, off of picketpost near Love's Hill, 5 1\2 miles northeast of Knoxville, Tenn. Sergt. F. H. Dagley and Private John Weeks were also captured, but made their escape some time afterward.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM CROSS,

Colonel, Commanding Third Regiment E. Tenn. Vol. Infantry.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.