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    Daniel Ruggles Draft Autograph Manuscript Report. Rare Autograph Manuscript (unsigned), 1.25 pages, 7.75" x 12.25", front and verso, [n.p], [n.d.], but likely written at his headquarters in Corinth, Mississippi, circa May 9-16, 1862.

    In full: "I have the honor to report, for the information of the Commanding General of the Forces that in obedience to instructions I marched my Division on the morning of the 9th of May to Farmington along the lower Southern road near which we arrived about 11 o'clock A.M. after having encountered Small Scouts of the Enemy. In the vicinity of the Town we discovered a body of his cavalry and brought a Section of Captain Ducatel's Orleans Guards Battery to bear dispersing them. My Troops took possession of the village and the Enemys Telegraph and holding the Brigades in columns in readiness to deploy. I directed a Section of Captain Hodgson's, a Section of Captain Ducatel's and a Section of Captain Hoxton's Batteries into action against masses of the Enemy apparently accompanying a line Some distance in front, awaiting in the meantime the advance of General Van Dorn's Forces on my right. The Forces on the left, General Trapier, having already arrived on my left. Under instructions from the Comdg General I then deployed into line, holding the Fourth Brigade in reserve and advanced against the Enemy and encountered his fire near the road leading to the left of Farmington towards the crossing of Chamber Creek. The Enemy was Sheltered by the high bank along the roadside and a dense thicket bordering."

    This draft, probably his first, include about one-third of Ruggles' final report to Major G. G. Garner, Assistant Adjutant General, from his Headquarters, Army of Mississippi, Corinth, Mississippi, on May 16, 1862. The final report was published in 1878 in a monthly issue of the Southern Historical Society Papers.

    With numerous corrections and edits in his hand. The lower blank portion of the second page has been affixed to an 8.5" x 11" sheet, with light staining at blank margin, in near fine condition. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.


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