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331) This was the last pitched battle fought before the transfer of the 19th Army Corps from Louisiana to Virginia, where it was to take part in the Shenandoah campaign. There were, however, various smaller encounters. In a reconnoissance at the end of April, 1864, the 31st Mass. Infantry formed a part of the advance during the outward march and was the rear guard in returning, having encounters, with slight losses, at Alexandria April 26, at Hudnot's and at Governor Moore's plantations May 1-2, 1864. The 3d Mass. Cavalry, at the same time, was attacked by Quantrell's guerillas near Alexandria and lost four men. Both regiments were also engaged, during the disastrous march down the Red River May 13-18, with losses, by which the 31st especially suffered, at Yellow Bayou having eight killed and twenty-four wounded. The losses on the Confederate side were, however, far greater, thus mitigating the close of a campaign which had been, on the whole, disastrous. On June 24, Grant ord