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headquarters Third Ohio Volunteer cavalry, Selma, Alabama, April 5, 1865.
Major — I have the honor to make the following report of operations on the first and second instants.

On the first, the regiment marched forty-six miles, but took no part in the engagement. On the second instant marched in advance of division toward this place, skirmishing occasionally with the enemy's rear guard until within sight of his works, when two battalions (the Third battalion having been sent to the right of the road) were deployed as skirmishers (mounted), but did not advance until the first line of the enemy's works was captured, when they were ordered to charge the second line of works on the enemy's left, in rear of the Fourth United States cavalry, which was repulsed. The regiment was then dismounted and marched into town, meeting with but slight resistance, capturing about forty (40) prisoners and several horses and mules. The casualties were six men wounded, none dangerously .

The Third battalion (sent to the right) found the enemy in force, and, after a skirmish, were forced to return by a circuitous route to avoid being captured to the main road, and follow the column. The loss sustained was two men wounded, one commanding officer (Lieutenant D. E. Lewis, Company M) and seven enlisted men captured. Total loss of regiment eight men wounded one commanding officer and seven men captured.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. E. Livermore, Major Commanding Third Volunteer Ohio Cavalry. Major Robert Burns, A. A. A. G., Second Brigade, Second Division C. E., M. D. M.

headquarters Third Ohio Volunteer cavalry, Macon, Georgia, April 30, 1865.
Major — I have the honor to forward herewith the battle-flag of the Twelfth Mississippi cavalry, Confederate States of America, which was captured, with the commanding officer of the regiment, Major Cox, on the fifteenth instant, about six miles from Tuskegee, Alabama by John H. Shoup, private, Company H, Third Ohio cavalry.

He is very desirous of retaining it, if he can be allowed to do so,

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. E. Livermore, Major Commanding Regiment.

headquarters Fourth Ohio Volunteer cavalry, Selma, Alabama, April 5, 1865.
Major — I have the honor to report that this regiment was not engaged in the action of the first instant. On the second instant it formed the right of the Second brigade, Second division, and was immediately on the left of the First brigade, Second division, dismounted. It participated in the charge of the enemy's works, and was among the first to enter them, capturing one gun. Corporal John H. Booth, Company A, was the first man on the works, and was instantly killed. The regiment continued in the charge, after passing the first line of works, assisting in capturing one lunette with two guns, and another with five. Lieutenant-Colonel George W. Dobb, commanding regiment, was wounded near the works, and died shortly after.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. Shoemaker, Captain Commanding Fourth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Major R. Burns, A. A. A. G., Second Brigade.

headquarters Chicago board of Trade battery, Second division, cavalry corps, M. D. M., Macon, Georgia, May 6, 1865.
Captain — I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the battery under my command in the late campaign:

The battery left Chickasaw, Alabama, on the morning of March twenty-second, marching in connection with the division via Cherokee station, on the road leading to Frankfort, as directed by the orders of the commanding General, marching this day about twenty-two miles, over roads naturally very bad, but rendered much worse by the recent rain and the passage of the wagon train in advance of us. On the twenty-third continued the march, camping with the division at Frankfort, Alabama. Thus the march was continued, in close connection with the division, until one o'clock P. M. of March twenty-seventh, when I received orders to move my battery off the road, and wait for the pontoon train to pass. This I did, the First brigade being in the immediate vicinity, and, as I learned from its commander, was also waiting for the passage of the pontoon train. The rear of this train hardly passed my command when it found itself with nearly the entire train stuck in the mud; and, as it was now getting dark and raining hard, the road being completely blockaded by the pontoon train, in absence of orders from the division commander, I put my command into camp, and waited until the morning of the twenty-eighth, when, marching at five o'clock, I attempted to rejoin the division, but found the road still blockaded by the pontoon train, and the soil of such a quicksand nature as to render it almost impossible to move out of the beaten road, but by using my entire force of cannoneers as a pioneer party, and taking a circuitous route through the woods, I was enabled, after about two hours labor, by this means to repass the pontoon train and secure the road; and, reaching headquarters of the division at eleven o'clock, I received orders from the Brigadier-General commanding to move on and join the First brigade beyond Jasper; but, upon reaching Jasper, I was unable to ascertain the direct road taken by the First brigade, and I therefore moved my battery on the direct road leading to the ford by which it was expected the command would cross the Black Warrior river. I arrived with my battery at this ford about


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