No. 202.-report of Col. Eli S. Shorter, Eighteenth Alabama Infantry.
Hdqrs., camp of the Third Brig., Withers' Div., Second Corps, Army of the Mississippi, Near Corinth, Miss., April 9, 1862.Sir: Inclosed I have the honor to submit to you a report of the casualties that occurred to my regiment in the great historic battle at Shiloh Church, on Sunday, the 6th instant: The number of non-commissioned officers and privates actually engaged in the first battle was only 413. During this long-continued fight of about one hour and upwards my men nearly exhausted the 50 rounds of cartridges that had previously been distributed to them. A considerable number of the men had none whatever left. By order of General Jackson, after the enemy had been routed and we were advancing, I sent back to the ammunition train and procured a new supply. The regiment was actively engaged in all the battles during that day in which the brigade participated. Our loss was very heavy, to wit: