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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), An incident of the Deer Creek expedition of 1863. (search)
ident which is certainly worthy of record. In January, 1863, Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel W. Ferguson was ordered to proceed to the sunflower country, above Vicksburhis small force was returning from Bolivar on the Mississippi river, where Colonel Ferguson had been operating against several transports, and after passing Greenvilllry and a battery of artillery, landed at that point and made an attack on Colonel Ferguson's small force. The enemy's infantry moved by the way of Fish Lake bridg and quickly repairing the bridge, crossed and gave chase to our pickets. Colonel Ferguson had received notice of their movements and had sent two pieces of artillery had reached Bogue Faliah, three miles below Colonel Falls's plantation. Colonel Ferguson worked all night, and by the next day at noon had put all the artillery anoats and started down the Bogue, thus escaping capture. During the charge Colonel Ferguson had a personal encounter with several of the enemy's cavalry, one of whom
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 9. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Sherman's campaign in Mississippi in winter of 1864. (search)
hingly held their position until ordered off the field. I regret to say I lost some men by desertion on the route, but with a well organized court this evil can be corrected in the future. To the officers and men of my command who remained with me, and to the officers of my staff, my thanks are due for the zeal and ardor displayed in the performance of their several duties. I append a list of casualties. I have the honor Major, to be, very respectfully, Your obedient servant, S. W. Ferguson, Brigadier General. Major William Elliott, Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General, Canton, Miss. Report of General Adams. Headquarters cavalry brigade, March 12th, 1864. Captain,--In obedience to orders from division headquarters, requiring a report of the operations of my brigade, during the recent advance of the enemy from Big Black to Meridian, I have the honor to submit the following: My command having just returned from East Louisiana, whither it repaired under ord