owners, took 4 horses belonging to the enemy, 1 Sharps carbine, and 2 colt revolvers. Three shotguns were also captured, but were so injured as to be worthless.
After the affray I deployed one company as skirmishers and started in pursuit, for a mile or more, when, darkens coming on, I encamped for the night.
At daybreak in the morning I started on my return, and, marching 8 miles to a point opposite Goodrich's Landing, returned to camp about 9 a. m. on the 24th instant. The captured horses I was obliged to leave on the other side of the river for the want of transportation across.
WILLIAM S. AKEN,
Major Fifty-first U. S. Infantry (colored.)
Lieutenant E. P. REICHHELM,
Adjutant Fifty-first U. S. Infantry (colored.)
MARCH 22, 1864.-Affair at Fancy Farms, Ky.
Report of Colonel William H. Lawrence, Thirty-fourth New Jersey Infantry.
HEADQUARTERS OF THE POST,
Columbus, Ky., March 22, 1864.
Julian Sanderson, mail carrier between Columbus and Mayfield, reports that the postmaster at Fancy Farms, 10 miles south of Mayfield, was shot this morning; also the Catholic chapel at that place destroyed; that Willet & Boswell's store was entered, taking all their goods. They number about 50 men, and have taken off some 4 or 5 citizens as prisoners.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. HUDSON LAWRENCE,
Colonel Thirty-Fourth New Jersey Vols., Commanding Post.
Captain J. H. ODLIN, A. A. G., Cairo, Ill.
MARCH 27, 1864.-Affair at Louisville, Tenn.
Report of Lieutenant Colonel Robert O. Selfridge, Assistant Inspector-General.
LOUDOUN, March 28, 1864.
Brigadier-General Wagner reports that 15 to 20 mounted rebels dashed into Louisville yesterday, captured a Union citizen, and left in the direction of the town of Maryville.
R. O. SELFRIDGE,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Assistant Inspector-General.