War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0221 Chapter XLIV. THE MERIDIAN EXPEDITION.

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[Inclosure.]

Summary statement of railroad and contraband property destroyed on the late expedition to Meridian, Miss.

Where Railroad Trestle- Bridges. Culverts Locomo-

destroyed. miles. work, tives.

feet.

By Third 6 3/4 165 1 --- ---

Brigade.

By Third

Division:

Near Brandon, 1 450 --- --- ---

on Southern

Railroad.

Chunky's 6 250 --- --- ---

Station.

Southern 16 3,900 --- --- ---

Railroad

between

Chunky's and

Meridian.

Morton. 1 50 --- --- ---

Meridian. 2 1/2 50 --- --- 1

Near Meridian 4 750 1 --- ---

on Mobile and

Ohio

Railroad.

Near Canton 3 50 --- --- ---

on Mississi-

ppi Central

Railroad.

Near Jackson. --- --- --- --- ---

Between

Brandon and

Meridian.

Total. 33 1/2 5,500 1 --- 1

By Fourth

Division:

Brandon. 1 --- 1 --- ---

Morton. --- --- --- 3 ---

Meridian and 5 1/2 --- 1 --- ---

vicinity.

Enterprise 9 --- --- --- ---

and vicinity.

Alligator --- 7,920 1 --- ---

Swamp.

Quitman. 2 1,700 1 --- ---

Canton. 1 --- --- --- 18

Lake Station. 1/4 --- --- 1 2

Total. 18 3/4 9,620 4 4 20

Grand total. 59 15,285 6 4 21

Continuation:

Where Cars. Depots. Ware- Machine- Car-

destroyed. houses. shops. wheels.

By Third --- --- --- --- ---

Brigade.

By Third

Division:

Near Brandon, 2 --- --- --- ---

on Southern

Railroad.

Chunky's 7 --- --- --- ---

Station.

Southern --- --- --- --- ---

Railroad

between

Chunky's and

Meridian.

Morton. --- 1 2 --- ---

Meridian. --- --- --- --- 150

Near Meridian --- --- --- --- ---

on Mobile and

Ohio

Railroad.

Near Canton --- --- --- --- ---

on Mississi-

ppi Central

Railroad.

Near Jackson. --- --- --- --- ---

Between --- --- --- --- ---

Brandon and

Meridian.

Total. 9 1 2 --- 150

By Fourth

Division:

Brandon. --- --- --- --- ---

Morton. --- --- --- --- ---

Meridian and --- 8 3 --- ---

vicinity.

Enterprise --- --- --- --- ---

and vicinity.

-Alligator --- --- --- --- ---

Swamp.

Quitman. --- --- --- --- ---

Canton. 1 --- --- --- 1,522

Lake Station. 35 1 1 1 ---

Total. 36 9 4 1 1,522

Grand total. 45 10 6 1 1,672

Continuation:

Where Turn- Mills. Stationary Water-

destroyed. tables. engines. tanks.

By Third --- --- --- ---

Brigade.

By Third

Division:

Near Brandon, --- --- --- ---

on Southern

Railroad.

Chunky's --- 1 --- ---

Station.

Southern --- --- --- ---

Railroad

between

Chunky's and

Meridian.

Morton. --- --- --- ---

Meridian. 1 2 3 ---

Near Meridian --- --- --- ---

on Mobile and

Ohio

Railroad.

Near Canton --- --- --- ---

on Mississi-

ppi Central

Railroad.

Near Jackson. --- --- --- ---

Between --- --- --- ---

Brandon and

Meridian.

Total. 1 3 3 ---

By Fourth

Division:

Brandon. --- --- --- ---

Morton. --- --- --- ---

Meridian and 1 --- --- 2

vicinity.

Enterprise --- --- --- ---

and vicinity.

Alligator --- --- --- ---

Swamp.

Quitman. --- --- --- ---

Canton. 1 --- 3 ---

Lake Station. --- 2 --- 1

Total. 2 2 3 3

Grand total. 3 5 6 3

Continuation:

Where Telegraph, Tanneries. Army Small-

destroyed. miles. wagons. arms.

By Third --- --- --- ---

Brigade.

By Third

Division:

Near Brandon, --- --- --- ---

on Southern

Railroad.

Chunky's --- --- --- ---

Station.

-Southern --- --- --- ---

Railroad

between

Chunky's and

Meridian.

Morton. --- --- --- ---

Meridian. --- --- --- 1,000

Near Meridian --- --- --- ---

on Mobile and

Ohio

Railroad.

Near Canton --- --- --- ---

on Mississi-

ppi Central

Railroad.

Near Jackson. --- --- 15 ---

Between --- 4 --- ---

Brandon and

Meridian.

Total. --- 4 15 1,000

By Fourth

Division:

Brandon. --- --- --- ---

Morton. 3 --- --- ---

Meridian and --- --- --- ---

vicinity.

Enterprise --- --- --- ---

and vicinity.

Alligator --- --- --- ---

Swamp.

Quitman. --- --- --- ---

Canton. --- --- --- ---

Lake Station. --- --- --- ---

Total. 3 --- --- ---

Grand total. 3 4 15 1,000

Continuation:

Where Extension Planing- Wheel- Drill-

destroyed. rods for machines. lathes. machines.

locomoti-

ves.

By Third --- --- --- ---

Brigade.

By Third

Division:

Near Brandon, --- --- --- ---

on Southern

Railroad.

Chunky's --- --- --- ---

Station.

Southern --- --- --- ---

Railroad

between

Chunky's and

Meridian.

Morton. --- --- --- ---

Meridian. --- --- --- ---

Near Meridian --- --- --- ---

on Mobile and

Ohio

Railroad.

Near Canton --- --- --- ---

on Mississi-

ppi Central

Railroad.

Near Jackson. --- --- --- ---

Between --- --- --- ---

Brandon and

Meridian.

Total. --- --- --- ---

By Fourth

Division:

Brandon. --- --- --- ---

Morton. --- --- --- ---

Meridian and --- --- --- ---

vicinity.

Enterprise --- --- --- ---

and vicinity.

Alligator --- --- --- ---

Swamp.

Quitman. --- --- --- ---

Canton. 32 2 2 1

Lake Station. --- --- --- ---

Total. 32 2 2 1

Grand total. 32 2 2 1

Numbers 16. Report of Captain Lucius M. Rose, Chief Acting Signal Officer, of expedition to Meridian.

HDQRS. SIGNAL DETACHMENT, 17TH ARMY CORPS,

Vicksburg, Miss., March 8, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report as follows for the month of February:

On 1st, busily at work preparing for the march.

On 2nd, got all ready for a start; expect orders every moment to march.

On 3rd, received marching orders for 7 a. m.; were ready on time and reported to General McPherson, at Black River, as ordered. Camped near Edwards' Depot.

On 4th, things looked like fight this a. m., and I took party and went to the front. A very short distance brought us in contact with the enemy. They consisted of two brigades of cavalry, commanded by Generals Wirt Adams and S. W. Ferguson. The fighting during the day was almost continuous. The loss on our side was about 30 killed and wounded, principally from the Fifteenth Illinois and Thirty-second Ohio. We were on duty constantly on the advance