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No. 186.-report of Maj. [?] T. F. Jenkins, First Alabama Cavalry Battalion.

camp Cavalry Battalion, Cavalry Brigade, Near Corinth, Miss., April 18, 1862.
General: I herewith submit a report of the part taken by my command in the action of the 6th and 7th instant:

On the first day of the action my company was attached as support to a section of Captain Ketchum's battery, on the left flank of Brigadier-General Ruggles' division.

In the afternoon of the same day, when the battery was ordered forward, my company, by order of General Beauregard, dismounted to fight on foot. I advanced with the Twenty-seventh Tennessee Regiment, but did not have the gratification of exchanging shots with the enemy before their final retreat to the gunboats.

Nothing worthy of note occurred in the action of the 6th instant.

On the morning of the 7th I was ordered to the extreme left as flankers and skirmishers, and was advancing in that position when Major-General Bragg ordered me to join Colonel Brewer's battalion in the charge upon one of the enemy's batteries on the left; but being ordered to retire before reaching the battery, did not succeed in its [530] capture. The remainder of the day we remained in rear of General Ruggles' division as support to Captain Ketchum's b.attery.

Second Lieutenant McIntosh was attached as commander of General Ruggles' body guard on both days of the action. Nothing occurred deserving particular note.

Number of men engaged on the 6th, 52; number of men engaged on the 7th, 47. No casualties.1

T. F. Jenkins, Commanding Battalion of Cavalry. Brigadier-General Ruggles.

1 Another copy of report shows, killed, 2; wounded, 6.

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