War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0323 EXPEDITION INTO WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

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MARCH 21-APRIL 25, 1865.-Expedition from East Tennessee into Southwestern Virginia and Western North Carolina.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

March 28, 1865.-Skirmish at Boone, N. C.

29, 1865.-Skirmish ar Wilkesborough, N. C.

April 3, 1865.-Skirmish near Hillsville, Va.

6, 1865.-Action at Wytheville, Va.

8, 1865.-Action at Martinsville, N. C.

11, 1865.-Skirmish at Shallow Ford, N. C.

Skirmish near Mocksville, N. C.

12, 1865.-Skirmish at Grant's Creek, near Salisbury, N. C.

Engagement at Salisbury, N. C.

Union troops occupy Salisbury, N. C.

17, 1865.-Action at the Catawba River, near Morganton, N. C.

22, 1865.-Skirmish at Howard's Gap, Blue Mountains, N. C.

23, 1865.-Action near Hendersonville, N. C.

REPORTS, ETC.*

No. 1.-Major General George Stoneman, U. S. Army, commanding District of East Tennessee.

No. 2.-Organization of Troops in the District of East Tennessee, commanded by Major General George Stoneman, U. S. Army, March 31.

No. 3.-Lieutenant Theodore Mallaby, jr., Signal Corps, U. S. Army, Chief Signal Officer, District of East Tennessee, of operations March 20-May 30.

No. 4.-Brigadier General Alvan C. Gilem, U. S. Army, commanding Cavalry Division, District of East Tennessee, of operations March 21-April 25.

No. 5.-Brigadier General Davis Tilson, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Division, Department of the Cumberland, of operations March 22-May 17.

No. 1. Report of Major General George Stoneman, U. S. Army, commanding District of East Tennessee.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Nashville, April 18, 1865.

Major-General HALLECK, Washington:

I forward the following report from Major-General Stoneman, just received, for the information of the Secretary of War and the lieutentant-general, and take pleasure in specially inviting their attention to the importance of the work performed by General Stoneman, who in spirit fully executed the orders given him before starting on the expedition. The officers specially mentioned by General Stoneman, Major Keogh, Captains Morrow, Ammen, and Chamberlain, have heretofore on many occasions distinguished themselves by gallantry and good conduct in battle.

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

In the Field, Camp at Statesville, N. C., April 13, 1865.

I have the honor to report the following as the result of our operations since my last dispatch from Boone, N. C.:

From Boone it became necessary to cross the Blue Ridge onto the Yadkin River in order to obtain supplies for men and horses. There

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* See also General Thomas' report, p.342, and for General Sherman's reference to these operations, see Vol. XLVII, Part I, p.29.

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