War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0165 Chapter XLIV. THE MERIDIAN EXPEDITION.

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Feb. 12, 1864.- Affair at Wall Hill.

Skirmish at Holly Springs.

13, 1864.- Skirmish at Wyatt.

13-14, 1864.- Skirmishes between Chunky Creek and Meridian.

14-20, 1864.- Meridian occupied by the Union forces.

15-17, 1864.- Skirmishes at MArion Station.

16, 1864.- Skirmish at Lauderdale Springs.

17, 1864.- Skirmish near Pontotoc.

Skirmish in the Houlka Swamp, near Houston.

18, 1864.- Affair near Okolona.

Skirmish at Aberdeen.

19, 1864.- Skirmish near Houston.

Skirmish at Egypt Station.

Skirmish near Meridian.

20, 1864.- Skirmish near West Point.

21, 1864.- Skirmish at Ellis' Bridge.

Skirmish at West Point, and General W. Sooy Smith's column in retreat.

Skirmish at Prairie Station.

Skirmish near Okolona.

21-22, 1864.- Skirmishes at Union.

22, 1864.- Engagement near Okolona.

Skirmish at Ivey's Hill, or Farm.

Skirmish on the Tallatchie.

23, 1864.- Skirmish near New Albany.

24, 1864.- Skirmish at Tippah River.

Skirmish at Canton.

25, 1864.- Affair near Hudsonville.

26, 1864.- Skirmish near Canton.

27, 1864.- Affair at Madisonville.

Skirmish at Sharon.

28, 1864.- Skirmishes on Pearl River.

Skirmish near Yazoo City.

29, 1864.- Skirmish near Canton.

March 2, 1864.- Skirmish at Canton.

3, 1864.- Skirmish at Liverpool.

Skirmish at Brownsville.

4, 1864.- General Sherman's column arrives at Vicksburg.

5, 1864.- Attack on Yazoo City.

6, 1864.- Yazoo City abandoned by the Union forces.


Numbers 1.- Composition of the Meridian Expedition, under command of Major General William T. Sherman, and the co-operating columns under command of Brigadier General W. Sooy Smith and Colonel James H. Coates.

Numbers 2.- Abstract from returns for February 29, 1864, of the troops composing the Meridian Expedition and Smith's co-operating column.

Numbers 3.- Major General William T. Sherman, U. S. Army, commanding Department of the Tennessee.

Numbers 4.- Major General Stephen A. Hurbult, U. S. Army, commanding Sixteenth Army Corps, of expedition to Meridian, with itinerary of the corps, January 26-March 10.


*For Union correspondence relative to this expedition, in December, 1863, see Series I, Vol. XXXI, Part III.