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[662] Ridge, on the Tallapoosa, from thence, on the twenty-fifth, via Arbacorhee and Bowdoin to Carrolton, Georgia; twenty-sixth, marched to and crossed the Chattahoochee; twenty-seventh, via Newman to Flat Shoals, on Flint river; twenty-eighth and twenty-ninth, via Barnesville and Forsyth to Macon. Georgia.

During this march he skirmished with Jackson at Trion, whose force he estimated at five thousand; also with Wirt Adams, between Romulus and Northport, who had about two thousand eight hundred men. At Munford's Station, General Hill's brigade, with two pieces of artillery, was encountered, his force scattered, and artillery captured.

In conclusion, I submit the following summary statement of arms, prisoners (including those surrendered in Florida), and stores captured; also the number of factories, foundries, and other public works and property destroyed by my division during this campaign:

Commanding officers captured, 158; enlisted men captured, 7,044; small arms captured, 27,--300; artillery pieces captured, 64; factories destroyed, 9; foundries destroyed, 3; nitre works destroyed, 3; machine-shops destroyed, 2; rolling-mills destroyed, 2; iron-works destroyed, 5; steamboats destroyed, 3; locomotives destroyed 20; cars destroyed, 470; railroad bridges destroyed, 3; covered bridges destroyed, 2; military university destroyed, 1; Confederate bonds, money, etc., destroyed, $2,785,--263.26; Specie, $206.13.

This does not include the quartermasters, commissaries, and ordinance stores surrendered to me in Florida and South-Western Georgia. I have submitted a separate and detailed report relative to them.

The casualties of my division were: Officers killed, 6; officers wounded, 5; officers missing, 5; enlisted men killed, 27 ; enlisted men wounded, 84; enlisted men missing, 135. Total, 262.

Among the killed I have to lament the loss of Captain Goulding and Lieutenant Miller of my staff. They died bravely in the discharge of their duty. I had prepared a map of the roads over which the First division marched, but unfortunately it was lost with Captain Goulding, my inspector.

The brigades of this division marched, I believe, some three hundred or four hundred miles further than the rest of the corps, and came into Macon in good condition.

No other cavalry expedition of the war can compare in magnitude with this one, marching over almost impassable roads, through a country so barren that it offered no sustenance for man or beast; far away from support or supplies, carrying fortifications by assault, and fighting all the time, the soldiers and officers have shown a patience, fortitude, and courage, a cheerfulness under trials, and determination in overcoming all obstacles, that has been rarely equalled and never surpassed.

I enclose the reports of my subordinate commanders, and refer the General Commanding to them for details.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Edward M. Mccook, Brigadier-General, commanding. Major E. B. Beaumont, A. A. G. Cavalry Corps, M. D. M.

headquarters First division cavalry corps, military division of the Mississippi, Assistant Inspector-General's office, Nacon, Ga., June 1st. 1865.
Major — I have the honor to report that in accordance with orders received from Headquarters Cavalry Corps, I, with five staff officers, the Second Indiana cavalry and Seventh Kentucky cavalry, numbering about five hundred men, proceeded from Macon, Georgia, en route for Tallahassee, Florida, on the fifth day of May, 1865, for the purpose of receiving the surrender of troops in the State of Florida, going by rail to Albany, Georgia, a distance of one hundred miles.

Here several hundred prisoners were paroled and a large amount of quartermaster, commissary, ordinance, and naval stores, were received from the rebel authorities,

Marched from Albany on the eighth instant, reaching Thomasville, Georgia, on the ninth instant. A raid had been made on the night previous by citizens and soldiers — the raiders seizing a railroad train and taking off seventy thousand pounds of bacon, besides large quantities of forage and other stores from Thomasville, the property of the Rebel Government.

One hundred men, in charge of Captain M. H. Creager, were sent by special train in pursuit of the raiders. The detachment went down to Station No. 10, on the Gulf railroad, and succeeded in recapturing two cars loaded with forage.

Lieutenant Scott, Seventh Kentucky Cavalry, with fifty men, was left at Thomasville, Georgia, to parol the prisoners and receive all public property. A commissioned officer, with twenty-five men, was also sent to Bainbridge for the same purpose.

The public property at Bainbridge was transferred to Thomasville, by wagons. On the tenth instant I reached Tallahassee, Florida, a distance of two hundred and ten miles from Macon, Georgia--the command arriving on the eleventh instant. Major Bloome, with a detachment of the Seventh Kentucky cavalry, was ordered to Bainbridge, leaving me only three hundred men at Tallahassee, Florida.

Colonel W. Cooper, Fourth Kentucky cavalry, with his command, reported to me for duty, and was ordered to remain at Thomasville, with instructions to patrol the country thoroughly in search of Jefferson Davis, and to assist in collecting all public property there and in the vicinity.

The rebel troops, with all the public property in the District of Florida, were surrendered to me by Major-General Sam Jones, on the tenth

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