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No. 106.-report of Lieut. Col. Nicholas L. Anderson, Sixth Ohio Infantry.

Hdqrs. Sixth Regiment Ohio Volunteers, Battle-field at Pittsburg Landing, April 9, 1862.
Colonel: In compliance with your order I submit the following report of the action taken by the Sixth Regiment Ohio Volunteers, in your brigade, in the late battle of Pittsburg Landing: [339]

The regiment was disembarked at about 5 o'clock on the evening of the 6th instant, and marched up the hill as quickly as possible amid the confusion and panic existing among some disorganized regiments at the landing place. I formed line of battle, under your directions, some 200 yards from the river, to support a battery then in danger of being charged by the enemy. The regiment laid on arms all night, two companies acting as skirmishers.

At daylight on the 7th the brigade formed in line of battle, skirmishers in advance, the Sixth Regiment holding the right. About a mile from the place we had occupied in the night our advance met the enemy, and the battle was immediately opened. During the day the regiment was continually under a hot and heavy fire, supporting for the greater time Terrill's regular battery, and at one time furnishing a company to manage the guns of said battery, its men having been mostly killed or wounded. The regiment was held as a reserve, and once changed front perpendicular to the rear, and once forward on the first company, in order to re-enforce our hotly-attacked lines. Late in the afternoon we advanced briskly forward and occupied the left of the ground once occupied by Stuart's brigade, which had been all day in the possession of the enemy. At no time were we actively engaged in the fight, although the regiment acted with the greatest coolness and promptitude on every order that was given them.

Our loss is 2 killed, 2 missing, and 5 wounded.


N. L. Anderson, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Sixth Regiment. Col. Jacob Ammen, Commanding Tenth Brigade.

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