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List of officers and men of the First Wisconsin Cavalry engaged in the pursuit and capture of Jefferson Davis - Continued.

Name. Rank and Name. Rank and

company. company.

A. S. Hart. Private, William Private,

Company C. Spillers. Company D.

F. Henke. Private, William H. Private,

Company C. Strong. Company C.

J. J. Kent. Private, William M. Private,

Company C. Swart. Company C.

C. Kunsman. Private, B. Suer. Private,

Company C. Company C.

B. Kleusman. Private, E. E. Sweet. Private,

Company C. Company C.

H. Kichner. Private, E. Thompson. Private,

Company. C. Company C.

E. Langler. Private, J. Taylor. Private,

Company C. Company C.

William A. Private, J. W. Termont. Private,

Noble. Company C. Company C.

O. A. Noble. Private, C. M. Turner. Private,

Company C. Company

William H. Private, D. A. White. Private,

Polley. Company C. Company C.

G. Reinert. Private, T. W. Lane a. Second

Company C. Lieutenant

Company D.

P. B. Richer. Private,

Company C.

William Private,

Shultz. Company C.

a Commanding Company C.


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.

NEAR MACON, GA., May 17, 1865.

Numbers 4. Reports of Colonel Robert H. G. Minty, Fourth Michigan Cavalry, commanding Second Division.


Macon, Ga. May 18, 1865.

MAJOR: On the evening of the 7th instant the major-general commanding directed me to make immediate arrangements to prevent the escape of Jeff. Davis across the Ocmulgee and Flint Rivers, south of Macon. I already had pickets at all fords and ferries as far south as Hawkinsville. I directed Lieutenant-Colonel Pritchard, commanding Fourth Michigan Cavalry, to march at 6 p. m. with his regiment, move as rapidly as possible to Spalding, Irwin County, and there establish his headquarters, leaving pickets at all fords and ferries between Hawkinsville and that place, and also to picket from there to the mouth of the Oconee River, but of he found that Davis had already crossed the Ocmulgee to follow and capture or kill him. I also sent 150 men to Cuthbert, Randolph County. The next morning I sent Lieutenant-Colonel Howland, commanding Second Brigade, with the Seventh Pennsylvania and Third Ohio Cavalry to strengthen and extend the pickets as far down as the mouth of the Ohoopee River. At Abbeville Colonel Pritchard struck the trail of Davis and his party. This was reported to Colonel Howland at or near Hawkinsville. He immediately sent Lieutenant-Colonel Andress with the best mounted men of his regiment (the Seventh Pennsylvania) to co-operate with Colonel Pritchard, and, taking the best mounted men of his own regiment (the Third Ohio), marched rapidly toward Albany for the purpose of intercepting Davis of he attempted to escape in that direction. Colonel Pritchard found a detachment of the First Wisconsin Cavalry, under Lieutenant-Colonel Harnden, on Davis' track ahead of him; he then took a circuitous route, and by marching until 2 a. m. on the 10th instant succeeded in gaining Irwinville while Davis was in camp three quarters of a mile north of