Report of Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel B. Baker, Adjutant General and ACT'g Q.M.G., and ACT'g as P.M.G., to Governor of the State of Iowa

Report of Brig.-Gen. Nathaniel B. Baker, Adjutant General and ACT'g Q.M.G., and ACT'g as P.M.G., to Governor of the State of Iowa

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...Selma on the evening of the 6th. The object of this expedition was to reconnoiter for the 542 APPENDIX. enemy, gather information if possible of Croxton's brigade, and protect the corps wagon train, then coming in on the Randolph road. No enemy was found. The distance marched was about one hundred miles. On our return to Selma, Company B, Captain McKee, was sent back, with a party from another command (in all about one hundred men) to again reconnoiter towards Cahawba river. This officer reached Fike's ferry at noon, and finding a force of about three hundred attempting to cross the river, dismounted a platoon, attacked, and drove them into the river, killing three men and capturing about twenty-five mules and horses. A battalion, under Major Curkendall, was sent the next day to the same point, but the enemy had disappeared. This regiment, under my command, crossed the Alabama river on the ninth, and was joined at night by the battalion under Major Curkendall, which, with scarcely any rest, moved again with the column early on the morning of the tenth, on the Montgomery road. Marching by way of Benton and Lowndesboro, we reached Montgomery on the twelfth, and passed through that surrendered "capital" with flags flying and bugles sounding. On the thirteenth we rested in camp, three miles out on the Columbus road. On the night of that day six of our companies, (E, P, G, H, L, and M, ) under Major Curkendall, were ordered to Montgomery as a provost-guard, and did not rejoin the rest of the regiment until after the capture of Columbus. They reported their arrival near Columbus before the attack, and I earnestly requested that they might be brought up; but but they were kept with the train by special orders from brigade head-quarters, and had...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236488954
  • 9781236488954