n, had moved around us during the night, and now commenced a hasty retreat towards the southern part of the State.
We pursued them day and night, giving only a few hours each day to ourselves and to our animals to take food and rest, and struck them with our cavalry about one hundred miles south of Lone Jack at Coon Creek, in which engagement twenty-six men were killed and wounded in the company to which my brother belonged, and, as I have already stated, he was among the wounded.
Captain H. S. Green of the Sixth Kansas cavalry was among the severely wounded while gallantly leading his men. We could not hold the rebel force until the rest of our cavalry, artillery and infantry came up, and this affair practically ended the expedition, though a portion of the cavalry continued the pursuit almost to the southern line of the State.
I have entered somewhat into details because we did some extraordinary marching, and also because I wished to point out how an enemy passing us in sma