Report of casualties in First Brigade, Second Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi, at Selma, Ala., April 2, 1865.
Number engaged. Killed.
Regiments. Offic Men Total Offi Men Total
[Brigade - - - - - -
17th Indiana 17 404 421 - 12 12
98th Illinois 11 161 172 - 10 10
123rd Illinois 14 239 253 1 7 8
Total 42 804 846 1 29 30
Regiments. Offic Men Tota Offi Men Aggre
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[Brigade 1 - 1 1 - 1
17th Indiana 7 72 79 7 84 91
98th Illinois 5 31 36 5 41 46
123rd Illinois 6 42 48 6 50 56
Total 19 145 164 19 175 194
HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., CAV. CORPS,
Selma, Ala., April 4, 1865
HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier SECOND DIV., CAVALRY CORPS,
In the Field, April 10, 1865.
Captain T. W. SCOTT,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:
CAPTAIN; I have the honor to make the following report of property, &c., destroyed to date: Two miles of railroad, 4 railroad bridges, 2 foundries, 2 machine-shops, 1 saw mill, 1 turn-table, 5 large collieries; number of small-arms broken up, estimated at 700; number of prisoners turned over to division provost-marshal, 285; number of pieces of artillery taken by this brigade alone, 8. Also assisted in the capture of a number of other pieces with the Second Brigade. Large details at work in Selma destroying property for five days; no inventory taken.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. G. VAIL,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade
Numbers 20. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Edward Kitchell, Ninety-eighth Illinois (Mounted) Infantry, of operations April 1-2.
HDQRS. NINETY-EIGHTH ILLINOIS (MOUNTED) INFANTRY,
Selma, Ala., April 7, 1865.
SIR: I have the honor to report that my regiment was not actively engaged on the 1st instant near Plantersville. My regiment dismounted and formed on the left of the Seventy-second Indiana and moved forward without encountering the enemy until we reached the creek, where I moved by the left flank to our horses. On the morning of the 2nd instant the Ninety-eighth Illinois held the advance of the brigade, and upon arriving within one mile of the enemy's works in front of Selma on the Summerfield road was quickly dismounted and the left of the Second Brigade and supporting the battery on the hill. Skirmishers were immediately thrown forward. Remained in this posi-