War of the Rebellion: Serial 077 Page 0017 Chapter LI. SKIRMISH NEAR MOUNT PLEASANT, MISS.

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MAY 18, 1864. -Skirmish at Wolf River, Ky.

Report of Colonel James W. Weatherford, Thirteenth Kentucky Cavalry.

BURKESVILLE, KY., May 18, 1864.

Scout just returned from Wolf River; had a fight; captured 7 prisoners - 1 captain. Had 2 men killed. Have another scout out after them. Scout from Glasgow captured 11 Monday, who have been firing on their pickets, &c. Two boats here with rations and forage; have two and half months' supplies on hand.

J. W. WEATHERFORD,

Colonel, Commanding Thirteenth Kentucky.

General HOBSON.

MAY 22, 1864. -Skirmish near Mount Pleasant, Miss.

REPORTS.

No. 1. - Captain William H. Forrest, Twenty-sixth Battalion Tennessee (Confederate) Cavalry.

No. 2. - Itinerary of the First Brigade, Cavalry DIVISION, SIXTEENTH Army Corps, commanded by Colonel George E. Waring, Jr.

No. 1. Report of Captain William H. Forrest, Twenty-sixth Battalion Tennessee (Confederate) Cavalry.

TUPELO, May 22, 1864.

Following received to-day:

HOLLY SPRING, May 22, 1864.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

Fought the enemy thirteen miles WEST this evening eighty strong, killing 12, wounding and capturing 5, without losing a man or horse.

W. H. FORREST,

Captain, Commanding Squadron.

N. B. FORREST,

Major-General.

Major General S. D. LEE.

No. 2. Itinerary of the First Brigade, Cavalry DIVISION, Sixteenth Army Corps, commanded by Colonel George E. Waring, Jr. *

May 22. -One scouting party of the Fourth Missouri Cavalry was attacked by a large party of rebels while passing over very broken ground near Mount Pleasant, Miss. ; lost 8 killed and 4 wounded and prisoners.

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*From return for May, 1864.

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