which they have been associated. To my field and staff officers, for their constant and hearty co-operation, and particular to Lieutenant-Colonel Jones and Lieutenant M. S. Crawford, acting adjutant, I tender my thanks and mention the two latter officers as having on all occasions shown the utmost coolness and daring on the field. Lieutenant-Colonel Jones has been at all times at his post and led the men to victory. The chaplain of the regiment, Rev. James W. Latham, has during this expedition, been faithful in an extraordinary degree to the discharge of his duties, and so long as the regiment retains as sacred the memory of our noble men who have fallen for our country's cause, will it respect and cherish with affectionate regard the pious labors of him who composed our comrades' remains, and with Christian burial secured them decent resting places on the field where they fell.
JOHN W. NOBLE,
Colonel N. B. BAKER,
Adjutant-General of Iowa.
Exhibit of accompanying report of operations.
Report of casualties in the Third Iowa Veteran Volunteer Cavalry since leaving Chickasaw, Ala., March 21, 1865;*
Prisoners and property captured and destroyed; Six commissioned officers and 65 enlisted men captured at Six-Mile Creek, near Montevallo, Ala., March 31, 1865; 11 commissioned officers and 300 enlisted men and 225 stand of arms captured near Plantersville, Ala., April 1, 1865; 13 commissioned officers, 357 enlisted men, 465 stand of arms, and 4 pieces of artillery with caisson captured at Columbus, Ga., April 16, 1865.
Number of miles marched direct, 560; total number of miles marched, 660. One railroad depot burned at Maplesville Station, Ala., April 1, 1865. Destroyed at Montgomery, Ala., 4 steam-boats, 1 foundry, and 2,000 barrels of corn April 14, 1865. Destroyed at Columbus, Ga., the bridge over the Chattahoochee River and 3 large cotton factories, 1 block of Government warehouses, 1 cartridge factory, 1 large Government corral and barracks, 5 C. S. Army, wagons, and 3 printing presses, with the type, 1 press, and frames of the Memphis Appeal, April 18. Number of horses captured and taken, 107; number of horses abandoned on route, 221. Sergeant Birdsall, Company B, captured the garrison flag of the fort at Columbus in battle on the 10th of April; Private Andrew W. Tibbets, of Company I, captured the battle-flag of Austin's battery in battle at Columbus, Ga., April 16. This flag was in our possession one day, when it was stolen at Columbus, Ga. Gunboat flag and signal flag at Columbus, Ga. Two enlisted men wounded left at Selma, Ala. April 9, 1865, seven enlisted men sick left at Montgomery, Ala. April 14, 1865, men left sick and wounded. Killed and wounded at Columbus, Ga. April 16, 1865.+
Recapitulation: Officers killed, 1; wounded, 2. Enlisted men killed, 3; wounded, 36; [wounded and] missing, 1.
*Nominal list (here omitted) shows 1 man killed, 2 officers and 19 men wounded, and 1 man wounded and missing.
+Nominal list (here omitted) shows 1 officer and 2 men killed and 17 men wounded.