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ent much disappointed, for in those days, for some unaccountable reason, the War Department did not favor the appointment of regular officers to volunteer regiments, and I feared a disapproval at Washington. After a further consultation with Captain Alger and Lieutenant Walbridge, I determined to go to the General again and further present the case. Enlarging on my desire for active service with troops, and urging the utter lack of such opportunity where I was, I pleaded my cause until Generaed to make a raid to the south of the enemy, then occupying Corinth, and that if I could turn over my property, it would probably be well for me to join my command immediately, so that I could go with the expedition. I returned to my tent, where Alger and Walbridge were still waiting, and told them of the success of my interview, at the same time notifying them that I would join the regiment in season to accompany the expedition of which Halleck had spoken. In the course of the afternoon I
and two from the Second Iowa, and placing Captain Alger, of the former regiment, in command of the out the purpose now in view, I instructed Captain Alger to follow the wood road as it led around t it would be obliged to pass. I also informed Alger that I should take the reserve and join the mach numerical strength that fear of disaster to Alger increased my anxiety terribly as the time set prevent his being led astray, and confident of Alger's determination to accomplish the purpose for and the demoralization wrought in his rear by Alger, who had almost entirely accomplished the purpreed upon before leaving Booneville. After Alger had reached and turned up the Blackland road, lackland, with little or no attempt to capture Alger's command, which might readily have been done.nd a few temporarily missing. Among these was Alger himself, who was dragged from his saddle by the strength in this fight was 827 all told, and Alger's command comprised ninety officers and men. [1 more...]
l. Lieutenant-Colonel John B. Howard, Chief-Quartermaster. Lieutenant-Colonel George H. Woods, Chief-Commissary of Subsistence. Surgeon Roger W. Pease, Medical Director. Captain Michael V. Sheridan, Aide-de-camp. Captain Thomas W. C. Moore, Aide-de-camp. escort. Sixth United States Cavalry, Captain Ira W. Claflin. first division. Brigadier-General Alfred T. A. Torbert. first brigade. Brigadier-General George A. Custer. First Michigan, Lieutenant-Colonel Peter Stagg. Fifth Michigan, Colonel Russell A. Alger. Sixth Michigan, Major James H. Kidd. Seventh Michigan, Major Henry W. Granger. Second brigade. Colonel Thomas C. Devin. Fourth New York, Lieutenant-Colonel William R. Parnell. Sixth New York, Lieutenant-Colonel William H. Crocker. Ninth New York, Colonel William Sackett. Seventeenth Pennsylvania, Lieutenant-Colonel James Q. Anderson. reserve brigade. Brigadier-General Wesley Merritt. Nineteenth New York (First Dragoons), Colonel Alfred Gibbs. Sixth Pennsylvania, Major James Starr.