they having withstood a most terrific fire from not less than two regiments of infantry, together with cavalry, and bravely stood their ground until I ordered them to fall back, they did in excellent order, fighting and disputing every inch of ground as they went.
Inclosed you will find a list of the killed, wounded, and missing.*
I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. S. FOSTER,
Colonel, Commanding Thirteenth Indiana.
Brigadier General J. C. SULLIVAN,
Commanding Forces at Columbia Bridge, Va.
Our forces actually engaged, 180. All prisoners taken by us were from the Seventh Louisiana Regiment, all which have been reported to you.
MAY 8, 1862.- Engagement near McDowell (Bull Pasture Mountain), Va.
No. 1.-Major General John C. Fremont, U. S. Army, commanding the Mountain Department.+
No. 2.-Return of Casualties in the Union forces.
No. 3.-Brigadier General Robert C. Schenck, U. S. Army, commanding brigade.
No. 4.-Brigadier General Robert H. Milroy, U. S. Army, commanding brigade.
No. 5.-Colonel Nathaniel C. McLean, Seventy-fifth Ohio Infantry.
No. 6.-Major General Thomas J. Jackson, C. S. Army, commanding the Valley District, including operations since the battle of Kernstown.
No. 7.-Return of killed and wounded in the Confederate forces.
No. 8.-Lieutenant Colonel R. H. Cunningham, Twenty-first Virginia Infantry, Second Brigade.
No. 9.-Major Henry Lane, Forty-second Virginia Infantry.
No. 10.-Lieutenant S. Hale, Acting Adjutant, Forty-eighth Virginia Infantry.
No. 11.-Captain B. W. Leigh, First Virginia Battalion.
No. 12.-Brigadier General William B. Taliaferro, C. S. Army, commanding Third Brigade.
No. 13.-Brigadier General Edward Johnson, C. S. Army, commanding Army of the North-west.
No. 14.-Colonel W. C. Scott, Forty-fourth Virginia Infantry, commanding Second Brigade.
No. 15.-Colonel Michael G. Harman, Fifty-second Virginia Infantry.
No. 1. Reports of Major General John C. Fremont, U. S. Army, commanding the Mountain Department.
HEADQUARTERS MOUNTAIN DEPARTMENT,
Petersburg, Va., May 9, 1862.
A dispatch received this morning from General Schenck states as follows:
* Nominal list omitted.
+ See also Fremont general report, pp.9-11.