War of the Rebellion: Serial 073 Page 0867 Chapter L. REPORTS, ETC.- ARMY OF THE CUMB'D (CAVALRY).

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CARTERSVILLE, July 12, 1864.

Major Thayer, Tenth Ohio Cavalry, has returned from expedition. Eight miles above Canton he dispersed a band of rebels, driving them into the mountains. Captain Oglethorpe, commanding the band, was wounded. The major brought in 17 mules, 7 horses, and 15 deserters from rebel army, and 2 prisoners of war.

W. W. LOWE,

Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant DAVID F. HOW,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CARTERSVILLE, July 14, 1864.

A scout from Colonel Murray's brigade has returned from Jasper; brought in 8 rebel prisoners and 4 rebel citizens, including the farther of Jordan, the commander of one of the rebel bands in this vicinity. The houses of four notorious characters were burnt.

W. W. LOWE,

Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant D. F. HOW,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

CARTERSVILLE, July 14, 1864.

Some days since a company of home [guards] met the rebels in Murray County. Lost 2 killed and 1 badly wounded. The rebels left 5 killed and 3 wounded. A party of my command from Resaca is reported to have passed through Fairmount yesterday with 12 prisoners from Jordan's band. No particulars yet? Captain Estes, assistant adjutant-general, is now out from here. He will cross the river near Canton. All quiet along railroad.

W. W. LOWE,

Colonel, Commanding.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, CHIEF OF CAVALRY.

CARTERSVILLE, July 18, 1864.

Captain Estes, assistant adjutant-general, has returned from a successful scout, having gone fifteen miles above Canton. Result as follows: Captured 15 mules, 5 horses, 2 wagons, compelling rebels to abandon 420 sides of leather, burned a foundry and powder-mill, which were in active operation, killed a rebel major, and dispersed a band of 25, escorting wagons. I am organizing some home guards, but lack arms for them, especially revolvers.

W. W. LOWE,

Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant D. F. HOW,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.