38. battles of Tupelo, Mississippi: fought July 13, 14, and 15, 1864.
Lagrange, Tenn., July 22, 1864.
The expedition was composed of two divisions of infantry — the First and Third of the Sixteenth Army corps.
The First commanded by Brigadier-General Joseph H. Mower, the Third by Colonel Moore, of the Twenty-first Missouri, one brigade of cavalry commanded by Brigadier-General Grierson, and one brigade of colored troops, Colonel Bouton, commanding; aggregate strength about thirteen thousand.
The whole commanded by Major-General A. J. Smith.
The expedition left Lagrange, Tennessee, July fifth, passing south near Salem, through Ripley and New Albany to Pontotoc, where it arrived on the eleventh.
At Cherry Creek, six miles north of Pontotoc, on the evening of the tenth, the advance of cavalry encountered the enemy in force of perhaps a brigade, and skirmished with them, killing a few rebels, and having one or two on our side wounded.
Before this, on the eighth, the