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No. 189.-report of Capt. J. Robins, commanding cavalry.

Engagement near Pittsburg on April 6 and 7, 1862:

On Sunday, April 6, 15 men of my command were detailed to act as couriers. Ten of them acted as couriers for General Ruggles and 5 for General Pond. The balance of my command masked Captain Ketchnm's battery until it went into action. My command was then ordered by General Beauregard to bring up stragglers, which was executed until the enemy began the retreat. I was then ordered by General Beauregard to report to General Ruggles. After reporting to General Ruggles he put into my charge several hundred prisoners which he had captured. I guarded them during the night, and on Monday took them to Corinth, Miss., and put them on the cars. My men behaved well and were willing and ready to obey any order that was given them. Three of my men were wounded, 2 horses killed and 2 wounded. Two sabers and 1 Colt's navy pistol lost. Total number of men engaged, 73.

J. Robins, Commanding Cavalry.

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