Doc. 61.-operations in Mississippi.
Report of General C. C. Washburn.
headquarters cavalry division, mouth of cold water River, Miss., Dec. 4, 1862.Captain: I have the honor to report in regard to the operations of the forces placed under my command, in connection with the expedition into Mississippi, that the force was embarked and sailed from Helena at about two o'clock P. M. on Thursday, November twenty seventh. The embarkation was delayed several hours in consequence of insufficient transportation, and negligence on the part of the Quartermaster in not having the boats, which had been long in port, properly coaled and in readiness. In consequence I was not able to make my landing at Delta, and disembark the cavalry forces which composed my command till after dark. The force I had with me was one thousand nine hundred and twenty-five strong, and consisted of detachments from the following regiments, namely:
|First Indiana Cavalry,||Capt. Walker,||300|
|Ninth Illinois Cavalry,||Major Birge,||150|
|Third Iowa Cavalry,||Major Scott,||188|
|Fourth Iowa Cavalry,||Capt. Perkins,||200|
|Fifth Illinois Cavalry,||Major Soley,||212|
|Sixth Missouri Cavalry,||Major Harkins,||150|
|Fifth Kansas Cavalry,||Lieut.-Col. Jenkins,||208|
|Tenth Illinois Cavalry,||Capt. Auderson,||92|
|Third Illinois Cavalry,||Lieut.-Col. Ruggles,||200|
|Second Wisconsin Cavalry,||Lieut.-Col. Sterling,||225|