Series I, Volume 48 (Part I), page 111.
Report of Colonel Abraham H. Ryan, Third Arkansas Cavalry (Union).
LEWISBURG, February 13, 1865.
Colonel Witt, with from 60 to 100 men, from direction of Quitman, last night attacked Captain Jeff. Williams, the noted scout, at his residence twenty miles north of this place, killing him. Witt went in direction of Dover. Yesterday rebels were reported in force at Danville. If so, Witt's move may be in conjunction, to enable one of the parties to cross the river. I have sent Captain Carr with seventy men to trail Witt down and prevent any crossing from south side of river.
A. H. RYAN,
Major JOHN LEVERING,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Little Rock.