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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 32, Part 3 (Forrest's Expedition) Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE. Page 579

DEMOPOLIS, ALA., March 3, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel T. F. SEVIER,

Assistant Inspector-General:

COLONEL: I have the honor to make the following report of the reconnaissance which I made in obedience to orders from department headquarters dated February 23: -------

At Meridian I found that the enemy had burned and destroyed all of the Government houses except one house, in which a family was living. They also burned a good deal of private property, consisting of two hotels and all the stores in the place, as well as the Clarion office. In Enterprise all of the Government houses were burned, as well as a goods burned. All the cotton along the road was burned. -------

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. H. POLK,
First Lieutenant and Actg. Asst. Insp. General



OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 30, Part 2 (Chickamauga) KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLII. Page 756

Numbers 15.

Report of Colonel Benjamin S. Ewell, C. S. Army, Assistant Adjutant-General.
MERIDIAN, October 16, 1863.

General Chalmers telegraphs enemy retired, burning in every direction. One column went through Chulahoma and burned the town.

Will return to my position when ammunition arrives.

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.
General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Demopolis.



OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 39, Part 1 (Allatoona) Chapter LI. SCOUT IN MEADE AND BRECKINRIDGE COUNTIES, KY. Page 11


NEAR BENTON, May 9, 1964-9 p. m.

(Received Demopolis 10th.)

Force under McArthur still at Benton engaged in burning and plundering. Attacked him on Lexington road this evening with some success. Think I shall make him fall back to-morrow.

WIRT ADAMS,
Brigadier-General.



OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 24, Part 3 (Vicksburg) Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI. Page 326

JACKSON, May 18, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel HENRY BINMORE:

The following dispatches have just been received from General Dodge -------

Scout just arrived from Okolona; left Saturday night; reports that Grant took Jackson on Thursday and burned the capitol; ---------


G. M. DODGE.