cept to plunder take horses and by keeping in advance of the column, enable the people to drive away their stock before the column came up. This statement I will place in the form of charges, and summon every commissioned office in my command as witnesses, provided the major-general commanding desires it. We captured and destroyed at Fayette between 75 and 100 stand of arms. As our advance, the THIRD U. S. Colored Cavalry, neared Big Cole's Creek, they discovered and chased seven members of Captain Ruth's command, killing 1, mortally wounding 1, and captured 5. On the 3rd of October marched at dayLight, sending the Second Wisconsin Cavalry on one flank, and the THIRD U. S. Colored Cavalry on the other. The Second Wisconsin Cavalry found about 200 men, under command of Captain Boyd, killed 7, and had 2 men slightly wounded (see inclosed report* of Major Dale, commanding Second Wisconsin Cavalry). Reached Natchez at 1 p. m.
Inclosed find receipts of property captured and turned over to the proper officers. *
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. D. OSBAND,
Colonel, Commanding Cavalry Expedition.
SEPTEMBER 29-NOVEMBER 13, 1864. - Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS. +
September 30, 1864. - Skirmish at Camp Creek, Ga.
October 1, 1864. - Skirmish at Salt Springs, Ga.
2, 1864. - Skirmish at the crossing of the Flat Rock and McDonough roads, ga.
Skirmishes at Shadna Church and Westbrook's, near Fairburn, Ga.,
Skirmish near Sand Mountain, Ga.
2-3, 1864. - Skirmishes at the Sweet Water and Noyes' Creek, s near Powder Springs, Ga.
3, 1864. - Skirmish at Big Shanty, Ga.
Skirmish at Kenesaw Water-Tank, Ga.
4, 1864. - Skirmish at Acworth, Ga.
Skirmish at Moon's Station, Ga.
4-7, 1864. - Skirmishes near Lost Mountain, Ga.
5, 1864. - Engagement at Allatoona, Ga.
Skirmish near New Hope Church, Ga.
6-7, 1864. - Skirmishes at Florence, Ala.
7, 1864. - Skirmish at Dallas, Ga.
9-10, 1864. - Skirmishers near Van Wert, Ga.
10-11, 1864. - Skirmishes near Rome, Ga.
11-14, 1864. - Expedition from Atlanta to Flat Creek, Ga., and skirmishes.
12, 1864. - Skirmish at La Fayette, Ga.
12-13, 1864. - Skirmishes on the Coosaville road, near Rome, Ga.
Skirmishes at Resaca, Ga.
13, 1864 - Surrender of Tilton, Ga.
Surrender of Dalton, Ga.
Reconnaissance from Rome on the Cave Spring road, Ga., and skirmishes.
*Inclosures not found.
+Of some of the minor conflicts noted in this Summary no circumstantial reports are on file.