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Report of Lieut. Col. Edwin Moore, Twenty-first Missouri Infantry.

Holly Springs, Miss., August 26, 1864.

LIEUT. Samuel D.Sawyer,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigrade.

LIEUTENANT : I have the honor to report the part taken by my command during the present expedition.The command left Memphis, Tenn., on the cars, on the 3d instant, arriving at Holly Springs same day about 3 p.m. Remained in camp until the 11th instant, when we started with the First Brigade on the road to Waterford. On the 18th instant marched to Abbeville, Miss. On the 19th we remained in camp. On the 20th crossed Hurricane Creek. On the 21st the regiment was ordered to the front, and relieved the cavalry skirmishers about 7 a.m., and on the formation of our lines in the rear moved upon the enemy and drove them one mile and a quarter, with the loss of 1 man slightly wounded. On the 22d moved on the road to Oxford, marching about two miles, when we were ordered back and moved across Hurricane Creek. ON the 23d moved to Abbeville, and formed in position at 1 p.m., where we remained until the morning of the 25th, when we marched to Waterford. On the 26th marched to Holly Springs, arriving about 1 p.m., where the command is stationed at present.

Distance marched, about sixty miles. Casualties: Isaac Thacker, Company F, slightly wounded.

I have the honor to be, lieutenant, yours respectfully, your obedient servant,

Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies Series I, Volume 39 (part 1) page380; No. 10

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