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[Inclosure Numbers 2.]


Near King's Bridge, December 18, 1864.

CAPTAIN: I respectfully submit the following report of articles captured and destroyed by my command during the recent campaign:

Captured. Abandoned. Lost in


Horses. . . 288 441 91

Mules. . . 152 13 . . . .

Carbines. . . 2 13 95

Sabers. . . . . . . 17 77

Colt . . . . . . . . 11

revolvers. . .

Horse . . . . 57 97

equipments. .

. sets. . .

I am, captain, respectfully, yours,


Colonel Ninth Pennsylvania Cavalry.


Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 150. Report of Colonel Smith D. Atkins, Ninety-second Illinois Mounted Infantry, commanding Second Brigade. HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, THIRD CAVALRY DIVISION, Near King's Bridge, Ga., November 24, 1864.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with orders I beg to report:

November 14, my brigade left Marietta, Ga., at 7 a. m. ; crossed the Chattahoochee and encamped on railroad near East Point. November 15, marched at 8 a. m., Ninth Michigan Cavalry in advance; drove rebel picket all day, and encamped four miles west of Jonesborough. The Tenth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry drove the enemy out of their camp, capturing eight prisoners. Lieutenant Cockley, acting aide-de-camp on my staff, while examining the roads in our front, attended by an orderly, encountered four rebels, and, armed only with a saber, himself captured the four, and brought them into camp. November 16, marched at 7 a. m. At noon my brigade took the advance and encountered Wheeler's cavalry at Bear Creek Station. The Tenth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Lieutenant-Colonel Sanderson commanding, made a gallant saber charge against the enemy posted behind rail barricades; dismounted they drove them in confusion, killing and wounding many with the saber, and captured 20 prisoners, including 3 commissioned officers. I saw the charge myself, and take great pleasure in assuring the commanding general that the Twenty did its whole duty. Our loss was 4 killed, 7 wounded, and 4 captured. We encamped that night near Bear Creek Station. November 18, marched eighteen miles, and encamped on the Ocmulgee River. November 19, marched at 12 p. m. ; crossed the Ocmulgee on pontoons, and marched thirty miles to Clinton, Ga.

November 20, moved from Clinton at 12 m., my brigade in the advance. The Ninety-second Illinois Mounted Infantry Volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel Van Buskirk commanding, encountered Crews'