284 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. [CRAP. MM.
field by force of overwhelming numbers. The conduct of officers
and men during the engagement wa,4 most satisfactory, all conduct-
ing themselves bravely.
Major Twenty-ninth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.
Capt. HENRY E. JONES,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. Gen., 1st Brig., 3d Div., 13th Corps.
Itinerary of the First Brigade, Third Division, Thirteenth Army
Corps, March 5-May 22.*
March 5.—Took cars at Algiers, La., for Brashear City ; crossed
Berwiek Bay and went into camp to wait for train.
March 14.—Left camp at Berwick.
March 16.—Arrived at Franklin.
March 18.—Left Franklin.
March 26.—Arrived at Alexandria.
March 28.—Left Alexandria.
March 31.—Encamped at night on Cane River ; distance marched
about 230 miles.
April 6.—Left camp at Natchitoches, La., and moved on the
April 8.—Arrived and took part in the engagement at Sabine
Cross-Roads in the evening, and fell back to Pleasant Hill, where
we arrived on the morning of the 9th.
April 9.—Left Pleasant Hill.
April 11.—Arrived at Grand Ecore in the evening.
April 21.—We broke camp at Grand Ecore and marched toward
April 23.—Arrived at Cane River, and found the enemy strongly
posted on the opposite side to prevent our crossing. After a short
engagement they were driven back and we got possession of the
April 24.—Left Cane River.
April 26.—Arrived at Alexandria.
April 30.—Still in camp at Alexandria, La. ; whole distance
marched about 250 miles.
May 1.—Still at Alexandria, La. ; part of the command engaged
in constructing the famous dam.
May 2.—Marched to the front 2 or 3 miles ; skirmished with the
enemy ; bivouacked for the night and next day commenced erecting
May 6.—Moved in the direction of the enemy ; skirmished with
him and drove him some 6 miles ; there halted for the night ; next
day skirmished with him and drove him 5 miles farther ; same even-
ing fell back toward our intrenchments ; halted some 6 miles from
outer works and remained there on outpost duty until the 13th,
skirmishing daily with the enemy.
May 13.—Took up line of march in the direction of the Missis-
sippi River, arriving at Morganza Bend, La., a point some 10 miles
below the mouth of Red River, after a series of delays in skirmish-
ing, building bridges, &c., on the 22d instant, at which point we are
* From returns for March, April, and May.