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is, however, it was partly from that cause and partly from his bad management, having, according to his own showing, but few arms; and the enemy being superior in number and armed with shot-guns, he ought either to have avoided a fight or charged pell-mell. What he says about the deficiency of arms and its effect upon his men I think worthy of attention, and with that opinion I beg to call the general's notice to it. Very respectfully, lew. Wallace, General, Third Division. Capt. John A. Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General. No. 2.-report of Lieut. Charles H. Murray, Fifth Ohio Cavalry. Adamsville, April 1, 1862. Sir: I was yesterday evening intrusted with 28 men from Company I, Fifth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and instructed to proceed on the main road from this place to Purdy and relieve the temporary cavalry picket that had been thrown out, under command of Lieut A. C. Rossman, on the approach of our forces to this place. On reaching the rendezvous of our picket
onfusion. The soil is of sand and gravel and very firm. The road back is hard, and at a distance of about 400 yards from the water the hard gravel hills of the country. The infantry scouts sent out by Colonel Hildebrand found the enemy's cavalry mounted and watching the road to Iuka, about 2 miles back of Eastport. The distance from Iuka is only 8 miles, and Iuka is the nearest point and the best road by which the Charleston and Memphis Road can be reached. I could obtain no certain information as to the strength of the enemy at Iuka, but am satisfied that it would have been folly to have attempted it with my command, our object being to dislodge the enemy from the batteries recently erected near Eastport, and these being attained, I have returned, and report the river clear to and beyond Chickasaw. I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman. Brigadier-General, Commanding Divszion. Capt. John A. Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General to General Grant.
, whom I send to you. We lost of the picket: 1 first lieutenant and 7 men of the Seventieth Ohio Infantry, taken prisoners; 1 major, 1 lieutenant, and 1 private of the Seventy-second Ohio taken prisoners, and 8 privates wounded. Names of all embraced in report of Colonel Buckland, inclosed herewith. We took 10 prisoners, and left 2 wounded and many killed on the field. I have the honor to be, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, Brigadier-General, Commanding Division. Capt. John A. Rawlins, A. A. ., District of West Tennessee. No. 3.-report of Col. Ralph P. Buckland, Seventy-second Ohio Infantry. headquarters Fourth Brigade, Camp Shiloh, April 5, 1862. Sir: I make the following report of the affair of yesterday: About 2.30 p. m. I went out to the field where Major Crockett was drilling the Seventy-second Regiment. Just as I reached the field quite a brisk firing commenced on the left of our pickets. I directed Major Crockett to march the regiment arou
of the Florence Bridge. I am still ready to undertake it with boats of light draught, made secure by some field pieces and bales of hay, or to march by land from Waterloo, just above Chickasaw to Florence. Our cavalry, under Major Bowman, moved finely on this occasion, and the column of General Fry sustained their well-earned reputation for steadiness and discipline. I am, with respect, your obedient servant, W. T. Sherman, Brigadier-General, Commanding Fifth Divuiion. Capt. John A. Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General to General Grant. No. 2. Report of Maj. Samuel M. Bowman, Fourth Illinois Cavalry. headquarters Fourth Illinois Cavalry, Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 14, 1862. General: On receiving your order at Chickasaw on yesterday morning about 8 o'clock to take my command, there present, and proceed to destroy the bridge of the Charleston and Memphis Railroad across Bear Creek, I proceeded at once to execute the order. My command consisted of 100 pi
, U. S. Army. headquarters Fifth Division, April 13, 1862. Sir: I inclose herewith the report of Major Thielemann, who is an experienced officer. The cause of my sending him was that the enemy's spies or outriders had approached very close to our lines. To-night I have a special commissioned officer to go the rounds in addition to the brigade officers of the day, and have out vedettes. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, J. H. Hammond, Assistant Adjutant-General. Major Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General. headquarters Fifth Division, April 13, 1862. Sir: You are hereby directed to take two companies of your cavalry and make a thorough examination of the Corinth road and the Purdy road. Notice all the indications of the presence or absence of an enemy, as horse and wagon tracks, disturbance of forage, &c. Molest no one in the pursuit of his ordinary duties of farmer or mechanic, and exercise the greatest possible caution in advancing, examining the woods o