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Our casualties were 3 men slightly wounded, 3 horses killed, and 3 horses wounded.

I am, sir, with the highest respect, your most obedient servant,

J. L. FARIS,

Lieutenant, Commanding Battery.

To the COLONEL COMMANDING,

Second Brigadier, First Div., Dist. of the Tenn. (Army of the West).

Numbers 46.

Report of Captain William E. Dawson, Saint Louis (Missouri) Battery.

In compliance with instructions from brigadier-general commanding I took there different positions on the day of engagement, but did not fire a shot, our infantry being in all cases before us. In the last position we were immediately behind the hottest of the fifth, but having given my sergeants instructions to let the cannoneers shelter themselves as much as possible, with their implements all ready for instant action, I have fortunately only the one casualty to report. The small number of men that we went in with rendered this precaution necessary, as the loss of even one or two of the men would have been very serious and have caused us to fire more slowly than we ought. This may be readily judged from the fact that we had four guns to man, there being, including sergeants and corporals, only 7 cannoneers and 6 drivers to the piece. The men all behaved well.

Number of men taken into action.......................... 52

Number of men brought out................................ 52

Number of men slightly wounded........................... 1

Number of horses captured................................ 2

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. E. DAWSON,

Captain, Commanding Saint Louis Battery.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Second Brigade, First Division, Army of the West.

Numbers 47.

Report of Colonel John D. Martin, commanding Fourth Brigade.

HDQRS. 4TH Brigadier, 1ST DIV., ARMY OF THE WEST,

Baldwyn, Miss., September 23, 1862.

SIR: I have the honor respectfully to report that about 3 p. m. on the 19th instant I received an order to move rapidly from line of battle, which had been formed on the Burnsville road the night previous, to the Jacinto road. In obedience to orders the brigade was rapidly moved. Upon arriving near the scene of action Brigadier-General Hebert's bri-