even miles through the swamps.
Thirteenth Iowa sent forward to support cavalry in a raid on Lake Station.
Depot and road destroyed, also two locomotives and thirty cars.
February twelfth, marched eighteen miles to Decatur, county-seat of Newton County.
Purified. Slight skirmish.
We lost twelve men killed; the rebels lost six men killed, and twelve wounded and taken prisoners.
February thirteenth, marched thirteen miles, and packed our extra teams.
The Iowa brigade remain four days wire 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