rces which composed my command till after dark.
The force I had with me was one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five strong, and consisted of detachments from the following regiments, namely:
First Indiana Cavalry,Capt. Walker,300
Ninth Illinois Cavalry,Major Birge,150
Third Iowa Cavalry,Major Scott,188
Fourth Iowa Cavalry,Capt. Perkins,200
Fifth Illinois Cavalry,Major Soley,212
The above I formed into one brigade under the command of Colonel Hale Wilson, of the Fifth Illinois cavalry.
Sixth Missouri Cavalry,Major Harkins,150
Fifth Kansas Cavalry,Lieut.-Col. Jenkins,208
Tenth Illinois Cavalry,Capt. Auderson,92
Third Illinois Cavalry,Lieut.-Col. Ruggles,200
Second Wisconsin Cavalry,Lieut.-Col. Sterling,225
The last-named were placed under command of Colonel Thomas Stephens, Second Wisconsin cavalry.
As soon as possible after landing, I took up my line of march for the interior, and wen