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Series 1 Volume XLIV; Part 1, Expedition from Barrancas, Fla to Pollard, Ala, and Skirmishes

Official Report Number 01

Report of Brig. Gen. Thomas J. McKean, U. S. Army, commanding District of West Florida.
Headquarters District of West Florida,
Barrancas, Fla., December 19, 1864.

Colonel: I have the honor to report that an expedition sent out from here under Colonel Robinson, Ninety-seventh U.S. Colored Infantry, reached Pollard on the 16th; destroyed the depot and other public buildings, and a large amount of public property, consisting of forage, clothing, camp and garrison equipment, &c.; also, the railroad for miles, including several bridges, one very important one over the Little Escambia River. On their return our troops encountered a force of the enemy from Mobile, and considerable severe fighting took place at all the streams from the Little Escambia to Pine Barren Creek, when the enemy was finally handsomely repulsed, and did not show himself again. The expedition returned here today, bringing some 30 prisoners.

Our loss is 1 officer and 16 men killed and 3 officers and 61 men wounded. Colonel Robinson, commanding the expedition, severely, though not dangerously, wounded.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Tho. J. McKean
Brigadier-General, U.S. volunteers, Commanding District.
Lieut. Col. C.T. Christensen,
Asst. Adjt. Gen., Mil. Div. of West Miss., New Orleans, La.



Title: The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies.
Series 1Volume XLIV; Part 1, Expedition from Barrancas, Fla to Pollard, Ala, and Skirmishes; Page 449
Chapter:LVI - Operations in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. November 14-December 31, 1864
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: 1893