War of the Rebellion: Serial 077 Page 0828 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter LI.

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OCTOBER 2-11, 1864. -Operations in Southwest MISSISSIPPI and East Louisiana, including skirmish at Marianna, Fla., September 27.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

October 2, 1864. -Descent on Fayette, Miss.

4, 1864. -Skirmishes at and near Bayou Sara, La.

4-12, 1864. -Expedition from Natchez to Woodville, Miss, and skirmishes (5th and 6th).

5, 1864. -Skirmish at Thompson's Creek, near Jackson, La.

Skirmish at Alexander's Creek, near Saint Francisville, La.

5-8, 1864. -Expedition from Tunica Landing to Fort Adams, Miss.

Expedition from Natchez to the Homochitto River, Miss.

8, 1864. -Capture of Confederate mail and recapture of Union flags, near Saint Joseph, on the WEST side of the MISSISSIPPI River, La.

9-10, 1864. -Skirmishes near Bayou Sara, La.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1. -Major General Edward R. S. Canby, U. S. Army, commanding Military DIVISION of WEST Mississippi, including skirmish at Marianna, Fla., September 27, capture of Confederate mail, and recapture of U. S. flags near Saint Joseph, on the WEST side of the MISSISSIPPI River, La.

Numbers 2. -Major General Napoleon J. T. Dana, U. S. Army, commanding District of Vicksburg. *

Numbers 3. -Colonel Embury D. Osband, THIRD U. S. Colored Cavalry, commanding expedition to Woodville.

Numbers 4. -Colonel Loren Kent, Twenty-ninth Illinois Infantry, of expedition from Tunica Landing to Fort Adams, Miss.

Numbers 5. -Colonel Bernard G. Farrar, Sixth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery, of expedition from Natchez to the Homochitto River, Miss.

Numbers 6. -Brigadier General George B. Hodge, C. S. Army, commanding District of Southwest MISSISSIPPI and East Louisiana.

Numbers 7. -Colonel John S. Scott, First Louisiana Cavalry, of skirmishes at Thompson's Creek and near Bayou Sara, La.

Numbers 8. -Colonel Frank P. Powers, Powers' Regiment Louisiana and MISSISSIPPI Cavalry, of skirmishes at and near Bayou Sara, La.

Numbers 1. Report of Major General Edward R. S. Canby, U. S. Army, commanding Military DIVISION of WEST Mississippi, including skirmish at Marianna, Fla., September 27, capture of Confederate mail, and recapture of U. S. flags near Saint Joseph, on the WEST side of the MISSISSIPPI River, La.

HDQRS MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, La., October 10, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to transmit a summary of recent operations:

First. An expedition into WEST Florida, under command of Brigadier- General Asboth, reached Marianna on the afternoon of the 27th of September, capturing that place after a stubborn resistance of several hours. That result is the capture of 81 prisoners of war (amongst them a brigadier-general and a colonel), 95 stand of arms, large quantities of quartermaster's and commissary stores, over 200 fine horses and mules, and 400 head of cattle. Our loss in killed and wounded amounts to 32; of the former, Captain M. M. Young, Seventh Vermont, and Lieutenant E. W. Ayer, Second Maine Cavalry; of the latter, General Asboth himself, who had his left cheek bone broken and his left arm fractured in two places.

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*See also pp. 570, 571.

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