War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0624 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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ford, was captured by us at Bradford's house. We reached the island about sunset on the 19th instant. From the best information I could obtain I should be inclined to the opinion that the guerrillas under Parks and Bradford had left Madrid Bend about a week previous to the scout under my command.

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


Captain Co. C, 34th New Jersey Infantry, Commanding Post.

Captain J. H. ODLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARCH 19, 1864.-Skirmish on the Cumberland River, Ky.,

Report of Brigadier General Edward H. Hobson, U. S. Army, commanding District of Southern Central Kentucky.


Cave City, Ky., March 23, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that on Saturday, 19th, a detachment Thirteenth Kentucky Cavalry, under Major Rigney, had a light engagement with Hamilton on the Cumberland River, in which we lost none and captured Hamilton with 11 of his men, killed 3 wounded 2; no loss on our side.

I forward under charge of Captain H. D. Baker all the prisoners mentioned.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain A. C. SEMPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARCH 21, 1864.-Skirmish at Reynoldsburg, Tenn.

Report of Colonel Isaac R. Hawkins, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry.


March 22, 1864.

GENERAL: A detachment of 10 men belonging to Major Hardy's command, stationed at Reynoldsburg, Tenn., has just arrived, who state that on the 20th they left the major there with 50 men; that at 11 a. m. the 21st a detachment of 20 men were attacked by from 100 to 150 Confederates, and are probably all captured. That about 100 men of the battalion are somewhere south of Huntington; that there are only about 100 men in camp and a large amount of public stores there. I am apprehensive for the fate of the major. The fight occurred 65 miles from this place.


Colonel, Commanding.

Brigadier General M. BRAYMAN,

Commanding District of Cairo.