MILITARY COURT, DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,
Abingdon, February 9, 1865.
Respectfully returned to department headquarters, with the remark that the accused is said to have fled to Kentucky.
MILTON P. JARNAGIN,
RICHMOND, September 15, 1864.
Honorable J. A. SEDDON,
Secretary of War:
SIR: The memorandum I promised to make out for you is as follows: Giltner went to Kentucky with 1,640 men. His returns two days ago show (aggregate) 316 men. General Morgan started to Kentucky with (of his own command) about 800. Its present force is 292. It is reported that 50 recruits came from Kentucky three days ago. Vaughn has on the Watauga, of his own command, 656. Cosby's (Hodge's) brigade numbers now 287. Many are without arms, and most have had no cooking utensils for months. Eighteen or twenty pieces of artillery in the department, and only four guns horsed and equipped. An artillery major much needed.
WM. Henry NORRIS,
JUNE 1-13, 1864. -Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., into Mississippi.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
June 7, 1864. -Skirmish at Ripley, Miss.
10, 1864. -Engagement at Brice's Cross-Roads (or Tishomingo Creek), near Guntown, Miss.
11, 1864. -Action at Ripley, Miss.
Skirmish at Salem, Miss.
12, 1864. -Skirmish at Davis' Mills, Miss.
13, 1864. -Skirmish near Collierville, Tenn.
REPORTS, &C. *
Numbers 1. -Major General Cadwallader C. Washburn, U. S. Army, commanding District of WEST Tennessee. #
Numbers 2. -Brigadier General Samuel D. Sturgis, U. S. Army, commanding expedition.
Numbers 3. -Colonel William L. McMillen, Ninety-fifth Ohio Infantry, commanding Infantry DIVISION.
Numbers 4. -Colonel Alexander Wilkin, Ninth Minnesota Infantry, commanding First Brigade.
Numbers 5. -Colonel De Witt C. Thomas, Ninety-THIRD Indiana Infantry.
Numbers 6. -Lieutenant Colonel Josiah F. Marsh, Ninth Minnesota Infantry.
*See Vol. XXXVIII, Part I, pp. 23, 24, and 83, for Grant's and Sherman's references to these operations.
#For correspondence between General Washburn and Generals Stephen D. Lee and Nathan B. Forrest, pertaining to the treatment of colored troops, see Vol. XXXII, Part I, p. 586.