The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 39, In Three Parts. Part 1, Reports. Page: 11
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CmP. LI.] SCOUT IN MEADE AND BRECKINRIDGE COUNTIES, KY. 11
NEAR BENTON, May 9, 1864-9 p. m.
(Received Demopolis 10th.)
Force under McArthur still at Benton engaged in burning and plun-
dering. Attacked him on Lexington road this evening with some suc-
cess. Think I shall make him fall back to-morrow.
Briga dier- General.
Maj. (Gen. S. D. LEE.
YAZOO COUNTY, May 14, 1864.
The enemy having received 1,500 re-enforcements advanced yesterday
ten miles east of Bentonton toward Pickens Station. I offered all the op-
position my limited force permitted. Whilst engaged with his main
force on the Pickens road, lie sent a cavalry force to Vaughan's Station
and burned the station-house and attempted the destruction of railroad
bridge over Big Black, but was driven off with heavy loss by Stockdale,
whom I had posted on the eastern side of river to defend it. He moved
his infantry force to Deasonville last evening, and has this morning
burned a few inconsiderable trestles, and is now retiring toward Benton.
Maj. Gen. S. D. LEE.
BENTON, MISS., May 15, 1864.
It was Captain Yerger who, with 150 men, successfully defended the
railroad bridge yesterday against two regiments of infantry. As the
enemy withdrew from Deasonville last evening I sent Colonel Wood in
pursuit, who actively harassed his rear nearly to Benton. With the re-
mainder of the command I returned to the lPickens road, and moved at
daylight this morning toward Benton, and found the enemy gone to
Yazoo City. The entire force will probably embark to-day or to-morrow
for Vicksburg. I am now moving toward Liverpool. Two pieces of
Owens' battery disabled and remaining two worthless. Colonel Mabry
is greatly in need of a battery of good guns.
MAY 5, 1864.-Scout in Meade and Breckinridge Counties, Ky.
Reports of Capt. Iendrick I). Baker, Thirty-fifth Kentucky Infantry.
HDQRS. DETACH. COMPANY B, THIRTY-FIFTH KENTUCKY,
Meadville, Ky., May 7, 1864.
GENERAL: My advance guard encountered a small squad of Captain
Hinkle's recruits on Beaver Creek, between this point and Hardins-
burg, on the 5th instant. Ilinkle made a strong resistance, but after
firing twelve shots he and his friend Cunning were wounded, Cunning
making his escape, but could be( traced by the blood. linkle died in a
few hours. Hinklc was an escaped prisoner from Campl) Douglas, and
has been engaged for six weeks recruiting a company for the C. ,S.
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