Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Yazoo Expedition (2)

February 28, 1864

On Sunday, the 28th, Col. James H. Coates, commanding the expedition, disembarked his cavalry, the 1st Miss. colored, 6 miles from Yazoo City and ordered it to reconnoiter in the rear of the city. Before long the pickets were attacked and Maj. Cook with a detachment of the cavalry started out and after some skirmishing came on Ross' entire command. About 3 p.m. he returned, closely pursed by a superior force of Confederates, who were only repulsed after the infantry had been advanced to meet them. The casualties were not reported.


SOURCE: THE UNION ARMY: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-65 - Records of the Regiments in the Union Army - Cyclopedia of Battles - Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers. Volume VI. Madison, Wisconsin: Federal Publishing Company, 1908.

Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Reports - Union | Tags: Freedom Fighters
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