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five railroad cars, engine-house, two saw-mills, and thousands of dollars' worth of lumber were consumed, spirits of turpentine, from the Signal corps, aiding materially in the rapid destruction of the buildings. Decatur was entered on the twelfth of February, where some thirty buildings were burned. Decatur is the county-seat of Newton County. The Sixteenth army corps, General Hurlbut, entered Meridian on the fourteenth of February, juts in time to witness the hurried departure of General Baldwin's rebel brigade on a special train for Mobile. A few shells went hissing after the train, but we could not learn of any damage resulting from them. About two miles east of Decatur, a party of forty or fifty rebels attacked one of our trains, killing seventeen mules. The guard repulsed them, killing five, and capturing three. None of our men were injured. General Sherman, with two of his staff, was in a perilous condition at this time, and it was feared the entire party would be
e charge through the woods, and acquitted themselves with honor. Again thanking the brave officers and men whom I have the honor to command, I am, Captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant, W. F. Lynch, Colonel Commanding. Lieutenant-Colonel Baldwin's report. headquarters Eighty-Third regiment O. V. I., Grand Ecore, La., April 12, 1864. Captain Oscar Mohr, A. A. General, Detachment Thirteenth A. C.: Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the Eighty-thirty-six men. To the coolness and fearlessness of the officers, and the bravery and strict execution of orders of the men, is due the comparatively small loss sustained by the regiment. I have the honor to be, Captain, your obedient servant, W. H. Baldwin, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding. Private letter from the Eighty-Third Ohio. headquarters Eighty-Third regiment O. V. I., Grand Ecore, La., April 17, 1864. A boat is to leave in a short time, and I will write until the last moment.