No. 131.-report of Brig. Gen. James A. Garfield, U. S. Army, commanding Twentieth Brigade.
headquarters Twentieth Brigade, In Bivouac, Battle-field, near Pittsbu'g, Tenn., April 9? 1862.Sir: I have the honor to report that three regiments under my command — the Thirteenth Michigan and he Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry-debarked at the Pittsburg Landing at 1.30 o'clock p. m. of Monday, the 7th instant. I ]tad on the tight of the 6th detailed Colonel Streight, with the Fifty-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry, to bring up the brigade train and also the division supply train. On landing, a fragment of the Sixth Iowa Volunteer Infantry was temporarily attached to my brigade, by command of MajorGeneral Grant. I immediately moved my column forward aboat 3 miles to the front of General Buell's position, which I reached boutt 3 o'clock p. m. In obedience to your conimand I there halted to await further orders. My command was for some thlae under fire from the batteries of the enemy, but as he was then in retreat, and thie tide of battle soon swept farther to the front we were not engage(l. In accordance with your orders I moved my command to the front of our line and bivouacked during the night, having sent forward 200 men, deployed as skirmishers, a few hundred yards in advance of our position, and also a picket force of 100 on my right lank. There were no casualties in my brigade. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient z;eivant.
J . Agarfield, Brigadier-General, Commanding Twentieth Brigade. Capt. W. H. Sohlater, Assistant Adjutant-General.