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this point, which I reached yesterday, my animals well tired out, having made a march of over one hundred and sixty-five miles in six days one day being occupied in the fight. The officers and men of my command behaved well, and all appeared desirous to carry out my instructions as well as they could. My thanks are due to the officers of my staff for communicating my orders promptly, sometimes being obliged to expose themselves very much in so doing. Captain Pell, Adjutant. General; Major Wood, Fifteenth New York cavalry, chief of cavalry; Captain Marsh, Sixth Iowa cavalry, Inspector-General; Captain Von Winden, Brackett's batallion, acting Topographical Engineer; Lieutenant Ellison, Sixth Iowa cavalry, acting Ordnance Officer; Lieutenant Bacon, Dacotah cavalry, acting Assistant Quartermaster; and I was also obliged to accept the services of Surgeon Freeman, Medical Director, to carry orders. I shall march towards the Yellowstone in two days, bearing a little south, and I exp
pot of their devotion. If they lost killed, wounded and missing, sixty-five out of less than one hundred and fifty men, they spent their blood dearly to the enemy; if Sturdivant's battery lost one gun, a better was captured, and another disabled, and if they lost a half a mile of ground, they gained about a half hour of time and saved their beloved city by holding on long enough for Sturdivant's and Graham's and Young's batteries, Deming's cavalry, and the Forty-sixth Virginia infantry, with Wood's South Carolina company, a company of convalescents and a company of penitents, to drive back the insolent foe from approaches which their footsteps for the first time polluted. With the help of God it shall be the last time. With such troops as all have proved themselves, commanders may well give assurance with confidence to the people of Petersburg. A people who can fight thus for their altars must be aided, supported, guarded by every arm which can be outstretched for their defence. C
hings for them on his horse. As the party proceeded up the strand they met Mr. James Young, Captain's Clerk of the Arletta, flag-ship of this station, who they supposed was also. a Confederate officer, and again abused those Yankee boogers, both Wood and Young joining in the tirade against the good Father Abraham and also Uncle Gideon's Band until they reached the first line of pickets. Then and there Mr. Wood informed the — gentlemen that they were prisoners of war to two Federal officers, er, and again abused those Yankee boogers, both Wood and Young joining in the tirade against the good Father Abraham and also Uncle Gideon's Band until they reached the first line of pickets. Then and there Mr. Wood informed the — gentlemen that they were prisoners of war to two Federal officers, excusing their deception by saying: When ignorance was bliss to you, Monsieurs, 'twould have been folly in us to make you wise, upon which one of them coolly remarked--It was a genuine Yankee trick.
er you to the report of Lieutenant-Colonel White for particulars of their operation. My thanks are due all the officers and men for their gallantry. Lieutenant-Colonel Kitchell, commanding Ninety-eighth Illinois volunteers, and Captains Wiley, Wood, and DeLong, One Hundred and Twenty-third Illinois volunteers, are deserving of special mention for their promptness and acts of bravery. Captain Wiley with a squad of men captured about twenty prisoners and two pieces of artillery three hundred l N. O. Miller. Aide-de-camp; first to enter the rebel works at Selma, mounted. Wiley Captain 123d Illinois Colonel J. G. Vail With a guard of men captured twenty prisoners and two pieces of artillery, three hundred yards in advance of the line. Wood Captain 123d Illinois Colonel J. G. Vail   Delong Captain 123d Illinois Colonel J. G. Vail   O. F. Bane Captain   Colonel J. G. Vail Colonel Miller's Staff. G. B. Sweet Lieutenant   Colonel J. G. Vail W. N. Owens Captain   Colonel J. G. Vail P
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