294 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. [CRAP. XLVI.
an aggregate of 1,136. My thanks are due to Rev. James Matthews,
chaplain of the Nineteenth Kentucky, who gave me valuable infor-
mation at a critical moment and was active in rallying the men.
Lieut. George H. McKinney, acting assistant quartermaster, is en-
titled to praise for care and attention to the division train, none of
which was captured. Captain Rouse, Seventy-seventh Illinois, act-
ing assistant adjutant-general Captain Vilas, Twenty-third Wiscon-
sin, aide-de-camp ; Captain Hogg, Nineteenth Kentucky, inspector
First Brigade ; Captain Lynch, Forty-eighth Ohio, acting assistant
adjutant-general ; Lieutenant Campbell, Ninty-seventh Illinois, aide-
de-camp, and Lieutenant Rike, Forty-eighth Ohio, inspector Second
Brigade, were faithful in the discharge of their duties, and deserve
praise for their conduct.
In this report of the part taken by my division in the battle of
Mansfield I have thought proper to be thus particular in specifying
the conduct of regiments and officers, inasmuch as the commanders
of brigades and most of the field officers of regiments were among
the killed or wounded and none are left to make reports.
W. J. LANDRAM,
Colonel Nineteenth Kentucky, Commanding Division.
Capt. OSCAR MOHR,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. Gen., Detach. Thirteenth Army Corps.
Itinerary of the Fourth Division, April 1-May 25. *
April 1.—This division encamped at Natchitoches.
April 6 and 7.—Marched from Natchitoches to Pleasant Hill.
April 8.—At 3 a. m. the First Brigade marched out on the Shreve-
port road toward Mansfield, La., to the support of General Lee's
cavalry division, 7 or 8 miles distant. Commenced skirmishing with
the enemy at Bayou De Paul and followed him up as he fell back to
Sabine Cross-Roads, when the brigade was halted about 2 p. m. and
was afterwards re-enforced by the arrival of the Second Brigade.
About 4 p. m. the enemy made an attack and a severe engagement
followed, and being pressed by superior numbers the division was
compelled to fall back. A retreat being ordered, the division ar-
rived at Grand Ecore on the 11th.
April 21.—Moved from Grand Ecore.
April 23.—Skirmished with the enemy at Cane River Crossing.
April 25.—Arrived at Alexandria.
May 13.—Joined in the retreat of the army from Alexandria.
May 20.—Crossed the Atchafalaya and marched to the mouth of
May 22.—Marched from thence to Morganza.
May 25.—Embarked at Morganza and proceeded to Baton Rouge,
* From returns for April and May.