35.-occupation of Rogersville, Ala.
General Mitchel's report.
headquarters Third division, Huntsville, Ala., camp Taylor, May 15. Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War:
At six P. M. on the thirteenth instant, General Negley's expedition from Pulaski, supported by Col. Little's expedition from Athens, entered Rogersville, driving the enemy across the Tennessee and destroying a portion of the ferry-boats.
Having learned of the approach of Col. Little's force, the enemy succeedred, whom we will endeavor to hunt down, destroy or capture.
The gunboat which I have extemporized will be ready for service to-day, and I will soon be able to pay my respects to the enemy in the eastern side of the region under my command. O. M. Mitchel, Major-General.
General Negley's report.
headquarters United States forces, Rogersville, Ala., May 14, 1862. Gen. O. Mitchel:
sir: I have the honor to report the result of an expedition to this point.
The command — consisting of