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guarded forage train out four miles. 25th, marched to Waterford. 26th, marched to Holly Springs. The following is the list of casualties since leaving Memphis:

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ELI MATTOCKS,

Captain, FIFTY-second Indiana Vols., Commanding Regiment.

Lieutenant JAMES D. COBINE,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 3rd Brigadier, 3rd Div., 16th Army Corps.

Numbers 17. Report of Lieutenant John W. Lowell, Battery G, Second Illinois Light Artillery.

HDQRS. COMPANY G, SECOND Illinois LIGHT ARTILLERY,

Holly Springs, Miss., August 26, 1864.

SIR: In reply to circular order of this date, I respectfully report the part taken by my battery in the expedition from Memphis, Tenn., to Oxford, Miss., and return to this place. My battery marched from Memphis, Tenn., on the 3rd instant, in company with the negro brigade, and arrived at Holly Springs on the 5th, where it joined the THIRD Brigade on the 6th instant. From this place it marched and camped with the brigade through the whole expedition to Oxford and return, being engaged in no action and nothing happening worthy of reporting. No casualties in my command during the expedition.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN W. LOWELL,

First Lieutenant, Commanding Battery.

Lieutenant JAMES D. COBINE,

A. A. A. G., 3rd Brigadier, 3rd Div., Right Wing, 16th Army Corps.

Numbers 18. Report of Brigadier General Benjamin H. Grierson, U. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Corps.

HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, DIST. OF WEST TENNESSEE,

Memphis, Tenn., September 6, 1864.

MAJOR: In compliance with Special Field Orders, Numbers 97, headquarters District of WEST Tennessee, dated July 30, 1864, I reported with my command for duty to the major-general commanding Right Wing, SIXTEENTH Army Corps. In obedience to his instructions, on the 1st of August, I ordered Brigadier General Edward Hatch, commanding First DIVISION Cavalry, to move southward and concentrate his command at or near Holly Springs, and in conjunction with the infantry to push the repair of the MISSISSIPPI Central Railroad toward the Tallahatchie River. I sent the Second DIVISION of Cavalry in detachments from this point and White's Station as guard to the wagon train and artillery direct to Holly Springs. On the 8th, in obedience to instructions from Major

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*Nominal list (omitted) shows 3 enlisted men wounded and 1 captured.

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