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Numbers 18. Reports of Colonel William Hall, Eleventh Iowa Infantry, of expedition to Meridian.

HDQRS. ELEVENTH IOWA INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS,

March 6, 1864.

SIR: In reply to circular of this date I have the honor to reply:

First. Number of miles marched, 340.

Second. Number of miles of railroad track destroyed, 2. No bridges or trestle-work destroyed.

Third. Number of killed, wounded, and missing, none; number of veterans mustered in, 316; number enlisted to be mustered in, 40; total, 356.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. HALL,

Colonel Eleventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry, Commanding.

Captain JOHN C. MARVEN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ELEVENTH IOWA INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS,

Vicksburg, Miss., March 6, 1864.

SIR: In compliance with circular of March 5, I have the honor to report that there was destroyed by this command, under orders, during the late expedition, at Morton, Miss., about 1 miles of railroad track, together with railroad buildings at that place, and at Canton, Miss., about 1 mile of railroad track.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. HALL,

Colonel Eleventh Iowa Infantry Vols., Commanding Regiment.

Captain JOHN C. MARVEN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 19. Report of Colonel William W. Belknap, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, of expedition to Meridian.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTEENTH IOWA INFANTRY,

Near Vicksburg, Miss., March 6, 1864.

SIR: In reply to the circular from brigade headquarters, dated March 6, 1864, I have the honor to report that on the late expedition to Meridian this regiment marched about 320 miles. Two miles of railroad track were destroyed; 1 bridge, 1 turn-table, 50 feet of trestle-work, and 1 passenger car burned near Brandon, Miss.

The loss of the regiment was 1 officer and 3 enlisted men captured near Canton, Miss.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. W. BELKNAP,

Colonel Fifteenth Iowa Infantry, Commanding.

Captain J. C. MARVEN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Brigade.