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t have an opportunity to examine them closely enough to find out. Of the officers engaged it is almost impossible to particularize, they all did so well. Captain Eli Long led his company with the greatest gallantry, and wants wounded by a ball through his left arm. Lieutenants Mouck, Kelly, Lee and Healey could not have done bs company charged. Sergeant-Major John G. Webster behaved gallantly, taking one lieutenant mounted on a fine mare. First Sergeant McAlpin led company K, after Capt. Long was wounded, and reports having killed two with two successive shots of his pistols. First Sergt. John Dolan, company B, captured a captain and received his swd in the thickest of the fire, and recovered the effects of Colonel Garesche on his body, killed in this day's fight. Our loss in this charge, was trifling--Captain Eli Long and six privates wounded. Proceeding on the Nashville pike, I was ordered to escort a train to the rear. I afterward got orders to return to report to Ge
valry, under command of Colonel J. W. Paramore, of the Third, who commands the cavalry brigade to which these two regiments belong. The detachment of the Third Ohio was immediately commanded by Capt. W. M. Flanagan, and that of the Fourth by Col. Eli Long. The whole cavalry force was perhaps seven hundred strong, although the detachments of the Third and Fourth Ohio, which mainly engaged the enemy in the ensuing fight, numbered no more than two hundred and fifty men. The whole force marcheird and Fourth Ohio present at the affair, is said to have behaved ably and well. Third Ohio volunteer cavalry--Captains W. M. Flanagan, Minor, Luckey; Lieutenants Hains, Brewster, Likins, Brainard, Hall. Fourth Ohio volunteer cavalry--Colonel Eli Long; Major Matthews; Captains Boss, Rogers, Rifenberick, Adae; Lieutenants Wood and McGrew. Our casualties were as follows: Third Ohio--Wounded, Lieut. Hall, company K, slightly; D. J. Ashley, severely; Thomas Thorpe, mortally. Fourth O
higan, Third Indiana, Seventh Pennsylvania, and Fourth regular regiments, under the command of Colonel R. H. G. Minty; and the latter composed of the Third and Fourth Ohio cavalry and the Thirty-ninth Indiana mounted infantry, and commanded by Colonel Long. Leaving the pike to avoid the enemy's pickets, posted on the road, the column picked its way cautiously through an unfrequented region, broken by gullies and ravines, obstructed by bluffs, and traversed by serpentine water-courses. The natud serviceable horses and seventy-three prisoners, took up a line of march for Murfreesboro. The rebels, collecting in considerable force, followed us for several miles, firing on our rear-guard and severely wounding quite a number of our men. Colonel Long, with the Second brigade, brought up the rear, and sustained a loss of eight wounded by shots from the enemy following. Reporting to General Stanley that our rear was being continually annoyed, the Fourth Michigan was placed in ambush. The c