The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 32, In Three Parts. Part 1, Reports. Page: 38
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KY., SW. VA., ':TEN'N., MISS., ALA., AND) N. GA. [CHAP. XLIV.
Second Brigade, Second Cavalry Division, commanded by Col. Eli
Long, Fourth Ohio Cavalry.
The brigade stationed at Calhoun, E. Tenn.
February 4, 600 men arrived and joined the brigade, being a part
of the Ninety-eighth Illinois Mounted Infantry and the non-veterans
. of the First, Third, and Fourth Ohio, from Woodville, Ala., and on
the 11th the veterans of the portion of the First, Third, and Fourth
Ohio which had been with Colonel Long started for Ohio. Briga-
dier-General Elliott, chief of cavalry, visited the post on the 15th and
inspected the command the following day.
February 22, pursuant to orders by telegraph from Major-General
Thomas, Colonel Long marched with 600 men-350 mounted infantry
and 250 cavalry-as part of a general reconnaissance toward the
enemy's lines at Dalton.
February 23, marched out the Spring Place road. The advance
guard drove in the enemy's pickets when within 4 miles of Dalton.
The column was then pushed on rapidly and attacked a regiment of
rebel infantry, which was encamped within 3 miles of Dalton, driv-
ing them from their camp and taking 12 prisoners. Colonel Long
then withdrew to Russell's Mills, 4 miles east of Varnell's Station.
February 24, by direction of Major-General Palmer, command-
ing, the column again moved toward Dalton and met a force of
rebels 5 miles from that place. These were driven in, the advance
squadron following to within 3 miles of Dalton. Subsequently Col-
onel Grose, with the First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, hav-
ing come up, Colonel Long dismounted his command and advanced
toward the enemy, driving his skirmishers back 1 minile to their camp.
Here the command was attacked by a brigade of rebel infantry.
Colonel Long now fell back, night coming on, to Colonel Grose's
February 25, after advancing half a mile, the enemy was found and
engaged. The command was now strengthened by 100 men of the
Fourth Michigan Cavalry, and at night moved back on the Dalton
and Varnell's Station road some 3 miles, and on the 26th retired with
the infantry to Catoosa Platform. Casualties during the five days :
Ninety-eighth Illinois Mounted Infantry, 9 wounded and 2 missing.
Detachments of the First, Third, and Fourth Ohio Cavalry--Capt.
R. B. Wood, Third Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, and 2 privates killed
and 8 wounded; Fourth Michigan Cavalry, 3 wounded. Twenty-
three prisoners were taken. Other rebel casualties not ascertained.
Command returned to Calhoun February 27.
First Cavalry Division, commanded by Col. Edward M. McCook,
Second Indiana Cavalry.
The division remained at Madisonville, sending out scouting par-
ties toward the enemy.
March 5, the First Brigade marched under orders to Calhoun.
March 8, orders were received to proceed to Calhoun.
March 9, marched 18 miles; encamped at Mr. Lartin's, 3 miles
south of Athens; the dismounted men suffered much from marching.
March 10, marched 11 miles to Calhoun, where the division stopped,
according to orders received from General Granger. There being
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United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 32, In Three Parts. Part 1, Reports., book, 1891; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth152618/m1/59/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.