No. 93.-report of Maj. John H. King, Fifteenth U. S. Infantry, commanding battalion of Flifteenth and Sixteenth U. S. Infantry.
Hdqrs. Fifteenth and Sixteenth Infantry, Battle-field, Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 13, 1862.Sir: I went into the battle on Monday, the 7th instant, in command of two battalions of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Infantry, the former numbering eight companies, the latter seven companies. After forming line of battle, Maj. Stephen D. Carpenter, commanding five companies of the Nineteenth Infantry, formed on my left and continued with me all day, or until half an hour before the enemy retreated, when he detached his command from me to support a battery about to take a position some distance on our left. I am under obligations to the officers and men of my command for their brave and gallant conduct, and I feel well assured that their services will be properly appreciated by our country. Capt. P. T. Swaine, Fifteenth Infantry, and Capt. Edwin F. Townsend, Sixteenth Infantry, commanders of the two battalions, are entitled to special notice for the discipline and maneuvering of their commands. I take pleasure in referring you to their reports, which are herewith inclosed. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,