No. 99.-report of Col. Thomas J. Harrison, Thirty-ninth Indiana Infantry.
Sir: On the 7th instant the Thirty-ninth Regiment of Indiana Volunteers was the last of your command to disembark at Pittsburg Landing. At 10.30 o'clock, guided by the din of battle, we moved upon the field, after being placed in position by yourself. At 11.30 o'clock we moved in line of battle under a galling fire, driving the enemy for a quarter of a mile. Finding our left greatly exposed and in danger of being outflanked, we fell back 150 yards in good order, keeping up a constant fire, when we again advanced under a heavy fire for a quarter of a mile, driving the enemy before us, when the rout became universal, we capturing and turning over 15 prisoners. I regret to announce that Lieut. William R. Phillips, of Company D, fell early in the action at his post. Lieut. Gabriel Woodmansee, of Company K, also received a wound which is thought to be mortal. Many non-commissioned officers and privates were carried off the field dead or wounded, a list of which is herewith furnished.1 I take pleasure in referring to the brave and cool conduct of Maj. John D. Evans, with all the company officers present. The non-commissioned officers and privates generally exhibited a deportment worthy of heroes. There were, however, a very few exceptions, who will be left for punishment to the contempt of their brave comrades.