War of the Rebellion: Serial 077 Page 0243 Chapter LI. EXPEDITION TO PEARL RIVER, MISS.

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slight skirmish on our advance, but reached Jackson with the loss of but 2 officers and 8 men. I destroyed the bridge, which I think was designed merely for temporary use, probably for the purpose of transferring the rolling-stock from the MISSISSIPPI Central Railroad to their eastern roads. While I was in Jackson the enemy took position on the road leading to Clinton, about three miles from Jackson. I attacked them at 4 a. m. on the 7th instant, and after an engagement of two hours' duration forced him back, and moved on toward Clinton. I could not follow them, having only sufficient supplies to last my command till it could reach Big Black River.

My losses are about 230 in killed and wounded and 20 missing. No property of any kind was lost or abandoned.

The forces of the enemy consisted of the brigade under Gholson, a force from Louisiana under Colonel Scott, and a few men under General Wirt Adams. I was informed that a regiment under Colonel (or General) Richardson was also present and took part in the engagement.

The officers and men of my command, without exception, behaved in a manner entitling them to the highest praise.

I shall leave here to-morrow, with a force very nearly the same, and attempt to reach Canton, hoping thereby to prevent their detachments from being sent to Forrest.

I will send a report more in detail at a very early day.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. SLOCUM,

Major-General, Commanding.

Lieutenant Colonel W. T. CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Tennessee.

(Same to Major R. M. Sawyer, assistant adjutant-general, Military DIVISION of the Mississippi.)

ADDENDA.

Report of the casualties of the First DIVISION, Seventeenth Army Corps, on the recent Jackson expedition.

Killed Wounded Missing

Command Officers Men Officers Men Officers Men

Second

Brigade,

First

DIVISION

8th . . . . 3 . . . . 21 . . . . 2

Illinois . . . . . . .

Infantry

11th . . . . 5 . . . . 13 . . . . 3

Illinois . . . . . . .

Infantry

124th . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . .

Illinois . . . . . . . . . .

Infantry

Second

Brigade,

Fourth

DIVISION

Staff . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . .

46th . . . . 5 1 35 . . . . 3

Illinois . . . . . .

Infantry

76th . . . . 14 . . . . 64 . . . . 21

Illinois . . . . . . . . .

Infantry

Cavalry:

5th . . . . 1 1 4 . . . . . . .

Illinois . . . . . . . .

Cavalry

11th 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . .

Cavalry

2nd . . . . 1 . . . . 6 . . . . . . .

Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . .

Cavalry

3rd U. S. 1 1 . . . . 6 . . . . . . .

Colored . . . . . . . . .

Cavalry

Total 3 30 3 153 . . . . 29

. . .

Captured Sunstroke

Command Officers Men Officers Men Total

Second Brigade,

First DIVISION

8th Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Infantry . . . . . . . . . .

11th Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . 1 22

Infantry . . . . . . . . .

124th Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Infantry . . . . . . . . . . .

Second Brigade,

Fourth DIVISION

Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

. . . . . . . . . . . .

46th Illinois . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 45

Infantry . . . . . . . .

76th Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Infantry . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Cavalry:

5th Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Cavalry . . . . . . . . . . .

11th Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Cavalry . . . . . . . . . . .

2nd Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Cavalry . . . . . . . . . . . .

3rd U. S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Colored Cavalry . . . . . . . . . . . .

Total . . . . 1 . . . . 1 220

. . . . . . .

ELIAS S. DENNIS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

JULY 9, 1864.