No. 195.-report of Col. Z. C. Deas, commanding Twenty-second Alabama Infantry.
Hdqrs. Twenty-Second Ala. Regt., Prov. Army, Corinth, Miss., April 11, 1862.GENErRAL: I have the honor to report that on the morning of the 6th instant, about 6 o'clock, under orders of General Gladden, I moved my regiment out of camp numbering 404 rifles and 31 officers, and forming a part of General Gladden's brigade. Marching in line of battle, at about 7 o'clock we came upon the enemy, drawn up in front of their camp, where they opened fire upon us with their infantry and a battery of artillery, to which we responded. Robertson's battery was brought into action, which soon silenced them, and shortly afterwards the enemy wavered, and we charged over their dismantled guns, driving them through their camps, where we halted to reform, and after a short time they again opened upon us with another  battery, which was silenced by our batteries. We then moved forward a few hundJed yards and halted in support. Here Colonel Adams, who was in command-General Gladden having been very seriously wounded by a cannon-ball in the first engagement — was seriously wounded, and the command of the brigade devolving upon me, Lieutenant-Colonel Marrast took command of my regiment, and will finish this report. Maj. R. B. Armistead was mortally wounded in the first engagement, but he fell where every brave soldier should be found to fall — in the front rank, doing his whole duty and urging his men on to victory. In him his country has lost a most intelligent and gallant officer. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Z. C. Deas, Colonel, Commanding.