No. 225.-report of Brig. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, commanding reserve Corps.
Hdqrs. Reserve Corps, Army of the Mississippi, April 17, 1862.Colonel: I have the honor to make the following statement of the small-arms, cannon, &c., captured from the enemy in the battles of the 6th and 7th, by the Reserve Corps, exclusive of the cavalry, from whom there is no report: Small-arms, 1,393; swords, 11; cannon, 4 pieces. The small-arms are now in the hands of my men, most of them taken from dead and wounded enemies, and substituted for rifles or guns before in our possession. The four pieces were hauled several miles off the field and within our lines by Captain Rutledge, commanding battery in Statham's brigade, and it is confidently believed from a part of the captured cannon now at Corinth. My command did not stop in their camps, but moved on under orders, and I think did its full share upon the line of its operations in the work, of which captured cannon, flags, small-arms, and prisoners were the result. Respectfully,