War of the Rebellion: Serial 057 Page 0654 Chapter XLIV. KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA.

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MARCH 30, 1864.-Scout from Athens, Ala.

Report of Brigadier General Grenville M. Dodge, U. S. Army, commanding Left Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps.

ATHENS, ALA.,

March 31, 1864.

We captured the celebrated guerrilla Captain Moore, also Colonel Mead and 30 men.

G. M. DODGE,

Brigadier-General.

Major-General McPHERSON,

Huntsville.

MARCH 30, 1864.-Scout from Woodville, Ala.

Report of Brigadier General Peter J. Osterhaus, U. S. Army, commanding First Division, Fifteenth Army Corps.

WOODVILLE, ALA.,

March 31, 1864.

Learning that some of Mead's guerrillas wee hovering near mounth of Clear Creek, 14 miles from here, I sent out an expedition last night. They have just returned, having gobbled 1 lieutenant, 1 first sergeant, and 3 men. The captain was not with the party, but is expected daily from Tennessee River.

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

Major R. R. TOWNES,

Huntsville, Ala.

MARCH 30-APRIL 1, 1864.-Reconnaissance from Lookout Valley, Tenn., to McLemore's Cove, Ga.

Report of Colonel Adolphus Buschbeck, Twenty-seventh Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding brigade.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., ELEVENTH CORPS,

Lookout Valley, Tenn., April 5, 1864.

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that, in accordance with orders received from headquarters Eleventh Army Corps, I left camp on the morning of March 30 with two regiments of infantry and 50 mounted infantry. Encamped that night between Trenton and Crawfish Creek, with scouts ahead as far as Crawfish Creek. Left camp March 31 at daybreak, took possession of Johnson's Crook, keeping the roads to Lebanon and La Fayetter well guarded. Went through Cooper's and Stevens' Gaps, and visited McLemore's Cove. Was on the mountain ridge, but could perceive nothing of the enemy.

Loyal citizens informed me that only a few rebel scouts have been seen there lately. After having reconnoitered the country well I