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December 5 and 7.
By order of Major-General Thomas I directed a small brigade of colored troops, under the command of Colonel T. J. Morgan, of the Fourteenth United States colored troops, and the Sixty-eighth Indiana volunteers and Sixth Indiana dismounted cavalry, under the command of Colonel Biddle, to reconnoitre the position of the enemy in my front.

This force on both days drove the enemy from the left of the works constructed by my command on Raine's farm, which he had taken possession of after my troops abandoned them.

These reconnoisances were conducted by the officers in command with prudence, energy, and ability, and were successful in developing the enemy's position.

A detailed account of the results will be found in the report of Colonel Morgan, herewith forwarded.

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