Benjamin King, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, killed during the first day, and of Private Munsel W. Chapman, of the Seventh Louisiana volunteers, my secretary; and of Corporal Adam Cleniger, and Private John Stenaker, of Captain Cox's cavalry, who were killed while serving as couriers under my immediate orders.
I am, Sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Daniel Ruggles, Brigadier-General C. S. A. Official: R. M. Hooe, A. A. G.
Letter from Colonel Bankhead.
Jackson, Mississippi, December 16th, 1862.
Captain — In reply to your communication of the 8th instant making inquiry as to the part your (my) battery took in the bombardment of Prentice's division, late Sunday evening, at the battle of Shiloh and further, by whose order the batteries were ordered up to their respective positions, and how many there were and by whom commanded, I have the honor to state, for the information of Brigadier-General Ruggles:
That at about 2 o'clock P. M. of the 6th April,