Reports of Maj. Gen. John Pope, U. 8. Army.
eleven and A half miles Southwest of Grier's, April 28, 1862.[Sir:] Both roads are good; need short bridges and corduroys in places. Sent out five companies of cavalry this morning; met 150 of enemy's cavalry foraging; brisk skirmish and chase. Enemy lost 5 killed (1 major) and 19 prisoners. Our loss none. Small force, about 2,000, at Monterey, with one or two light batteries. My whole force up and in hand. I do not know exactly the position of Buell's force. My pickets connect through Elliott with Thomas. Am all ready to move forward. Have you received my dispatch of this morning in relation to movement on Farmington with strong force? I think there is no considerable force of enemy on any road this side of Corinth.
headquarters near Grier's, April 28, 1862.I occupied Monterey this morning at 9 o'clock; took tents, baggage, and supplies. Enemy fled during the night. Our advance went 1J miles beyond Monterey toward Corinth, and found battery of enemy on road. As their orders did not justify, it they went no farther. Took 15 prisoners in the town and deserted camps. The reconnaissance toward Farmington still out. Unless you disapprove I will push forward reconnaissance on Corinth to-morrow morning. Our forces still occupy Monterey, but will return to this camp. Please acknowledge the receipt of this dispatch, as I am not sure that you receive all I send.