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Series 1 Volume XXX; Part 2

SEPTEMBER 7, 1863. - Skirmish near Jacinto (or Glendale), Miss.

Official Report Number 2



 
 
Report of Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Ferguson, C. S. Army
 
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY BRIGADE,
Tupelo, September 9, 1863.
 

GENERAL: I have the honor herewith to inclose certain papers* in relation to the organization of the cavalry, to which I invite your attention.


The enemy day before yesterday advanced in small force from vicinity of Jacinto, and were driven back by Major Ham's mounted troops to within a short distance of Glendale, where they were re-enforced, and I yesterday received application from Major Ham for assistance. I at once ordered Colonel Inge on that duty, his regiment being at the time at Fulton, to which point they had been marched the night previous in consequence of a rumored advance of the enemy on that point. I fear the enemy will be back before lnge can overtake them. I will move north and attack the enemy the moment I receive the arms for which I have been waiting.


Owens' battery reported to me yesterday at this point. I hope you have been able to send Major Bridges to me before this. I need his services very much.


Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


 
S. H. BOSWELL,
Brigadier-General.
 
 
 
* Not found.
 

 

 

 
Title: The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
Series 1Volume XXX; Part 2 - Reports; Page 651 - 652
Chapter:XLII - Operations in Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, North Alabama, and North Georgia. August 11-October 19, 1863.
Author: United States. War Dept., John Sheldon Moody, Calvin Duvall Cowles, Frederick Caryton Ainsworth, Robert N. Scott, Henry Martyn Lazelle, George Breckenridge Davis, Leslie J. Perry, Joseph William Kirkley
Published: Washington: Government Printing Office
Date: 1890