The gallant conduct of Lieutenant- Colonel Noble and Major Pierce, commanding regiment, is especially worthy of mention. To their efforts I am indebted for the good order and conduct of their respective commands.
Major Jones, Captain Curkendall, THIRD Iowa, Captains Dee, Woods, and Abraham, Fourth Iowa, commanding battalions, I recommend for bravery, coolness, and attention to orders.
I respectfully call your attention to the following table of casualties and losses. The officers and men who suffered did so at their posts and in the performance of their duty, unshrinking, and with patriotic courage and feeling:
Killed. Wounded. Missing.
Command. Men Hors Offic Men Horse Offic Men
es ers s ers
3rd Iowa 5 19 1 19 41 1 44
4th Iowa 7 9 1 28 22 . . 13
10th Missouri . . 12 . . . 5 55 . . . 2
7th Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Battery . . .
Total 12 40 2 52 118 1 59
Command. Carbi Pisto Saber Rounds Guns. Cais
nes. ls. s. of sons
3rd Iowa 86 44 121 12,450 . . . . .
4th Iowa 54 24 . . . 56,000 . . . . .
10th Missouri 49 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7th Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2
Total 189 68 121 68,450 2 2
Command. Horses Rounds of Miles
capture ammunitio traveled.
d or n
3rd Iowa 100 39,550 325
4th Iowa 73 36,950 300
10th Missouri 55 8,214 350
7th Wisconsin . . . . . . . . .
Total 228 84,714 . . .
I have received no report from Seventh Illinois Cavalry.
Respectfully submitted by your obedient servant,
E. F. WINSLOW,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
Captain S. L. WOODWARD,
Asst. Adjt. General, Cavalry DIVISION, 16th Army Corps.
Numbers 18. Report of Lieutenant Colonel John W. Noble, THIRD Iowa Cavalry.
HEADQUARTERS THIRD IOWA CAVALRY,
Memphis, Tenn., June 15, 1864.
SIR: I have the honor to report, through you to my immediate commander, that, in pursuance of orders, I left camp on the 1st instant with 510 men, fully mounted, armed, and equipped, commanded by twenty- five officers, ad accompanied by two ambulances and three wagons, uniting with the rest of the Second Brigade on the Germantown road about six miles from Memphis. We advanced to Collierville the same day, encamping there at sundown amid a great rain-storm, the first of an almost continuous shower for the rest of six days. Our march from thence to La Fayette, Salem, Ruckersville, and Ripley, from the 3rd to 7th, was uninterrupted save by the rains and the necessity of searching in all directions fro forage. From there on, from other causes, however, much of the marching was required to be done by night, and the camps necessarily taken wherever chance decided.
On the afternoon of the 7th, when we had advanced about two miles beyond Ripley, and while the brigade was going into camp, Company C, of this regiment, was ordered to the front, by the brigade commander,