In gaining the works of the enemy my company sent back the prisoners, and then fell back on the outside of the works, where I reformed my company under cover of the embankment, as we anticipated a charge from the enemy from out of the woods in the rear of their works. I was in plain sight of Lieutenant Kuder, of Company A, and saw him take the rebel flag, said to belong to the rebel battery of four guns on my immediate right, and marked Eighth and Nineteenth Arkansas Battery. After reforming, some of the Sixteenth [Sixtieth?] Illinois, and Tenth and Fourteenth Michigan came up in our rear and reformed in rear of our line. We received orders to move to the left, and thereby left the guns of this battery in the hands of the troops above mentioned in our rear.
S. L. King, Second Lieut., Comdg. Co. D, Seventy-fourth Indiana.