previous next


The large flag of the “Sixth regiment Arkansas volunteers” was captured on a train at the railroad depot, on occupying Macon, by Sergeant John W. Deen, of Company “C,” Seventeenth Indiana volunteers.

The flag marked “captured by Reuben Phillips, Company ‘C,’ Seventeenth Indiana volunteers” (battle flag), was got at the same time and place.

The battle flag marked “captured by First Lieutenant James H. McDowell, company ‘ B,’ Seventeenth Indiana volunteers,” was surrendered to him by Colonel Cummins, in the rebel works on the Columbus road, one and a half miles from Macon, Georgia, on the surrender of said works.

The rebel flag marked on the flag “Worrell Greys,” was captured by privates A R. Hudson and J. Davis, from a battalion of militia near Culloden, Georgia, after a sharp skirmish, in which a small party of the regiment ran about two hundred militia.

I also hold, subject to orders, four two-pounder Travis guns, breech-loading smooth-bore, brass. They are not mounted. They were found by Corporal Bottoff, of Company “K,” boxed up and buried in the small-pox graveyard. He (Bottoff) was directed to them by a rebel soldier. The guns were made for presentation to Lieutenant-General Forrest.

I would respectfully suggest that it has been the custom to allow regiments to retain flags captured by them, in order that they may be sent by the regiments to their State libraries, and I would, therefore, ask that the flags be returned to the regiment, to be disposed of in this manner.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

John J. Weiler. Major Commanding Regiment.

headquarters Second brigade, Second division cavalry corps, near Macon, Georgia, April 29, 1865.
Captain — Below please find report of number of guns, prisoners, flags, &c., captured by this command, forwarded in compliance with circulars from headquarters Second division cavalry corps, dated April 6, 1865.

regiment. prisoners. pieces of artillery. small arms. remarks.
Seventh Pennsylvania Cavalry 215 7 250  
Fourth Michigan Cavalry 152   50 Railroad bridge west of Selma destroyed April 3d.
Third Ohio Cavalry 40      
Fourth Ohio Cavalry 100 8   Three hundred bales cotton destroyed near Selma.
Total 507 15 300  

The pieces of artillery mentioned above were captured jointly by Seventh Pennsylvania and Fourth Ohio.


Horace N. Howland, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding Brigade. Captain T. W. Scott, A. A. A. G. Second Division, Cavalry Corps.

Operations of the Fourth division.

headquarters Fourth cavalry division, May 1865.
Major E. B. Beaumont, A. A. G. Cavalry Corps, M. D. M.:
I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Fourth cavalry division during the late campaign.

To avoid delay in leaving Chickasaw, the train was seen on the nineteenth of March to Cherokee station, on Memphis and Charleston railroad, and was followed by First brigade, commanded by Brevet Brigadier-General Winslow, on the twenty-first.

The general movement commenced on the twenty-second of March--Winslow's brigade and train camping near Throckmorton's mill, the Second brigade, commanded by Brevet Brigadier-General Alexander, camping on Cane creek, twenty-five miles from Chickasaw.

March twenty-third. Left Russelville to our right and camped at Newburg-distance thirty miles. Found plenty of corn and provisions.

March twenty-fourth. March resumed-General Alexander moving from Mount Hope via Houston toward Clear Creek Falls, General Winslow and train moving via Kinlock and Hubbard's mill, on head waters of Sipsey.

The road was exceedingly mountainous and forage scarce. First brigade made sixteen miles.

March twenty-fifth. March resumed. Brigades united and camped at Clear Creek Falls — distance thirty miles. Country almost destitute of forage.

March twenty-sixth. General Winslow was directed to move via Bartonville and Hanly's mill toward Elyton; General Alexander and train via Jasper and Democrat.

General Winslow, finding the Sipsey unfordable, moved down the Black Warrior to Sanders' ferry, where the division camped for the night — distance twenty-three miles.

Forage found below Sanders' ferry.

March twenty-seventh. Crossed Black Warrior over an extremely dangerous ford. General Alexander's brigade camped on east bank of Locust Fork. General Winslow's brigade marched all night and arrived on west bank at four o'clock A. M., next morning — distance fifteen miles. Provisions and forage scarce.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide People (automatically extracted)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
May, 1865 AD (1)
April 29th, 1865 AD (1)
April 6th, 1865 AD (1)
April 3rd (1)
March 28th (1)
March 27th (1)
March 26th (1)
March 25th (1)
March 24th (1)
March 23rd (1)
March 22nd (1)
March 19th (1)
21st (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: