No. 31.-report of Capt. Samuel G. W. Peterson, Forty-eighth Ohio Infantry, of operations from Mlay 13 to 30.
The Fourth Brigade, Fifth Division, Army of the Tennessee commanded by Colonel Buckland, was reorganized on the 13th day of May, 1862, at Camp No. 5, near Corinth, Miss., was renumbered as the Third Brigade, consisting of the Seventieth and Seventy-second and Fortyeighth and Fifty-third Regiments, and placed under the command of Brigadier-General Denver. On the 13th instant the Forty-eighth, with remaining regiments of brigade, moved forward 1] miles toward Corinth to Camp No. 6, and threw up heavy breastworks. On the 14th the enemy attempted to take a bridge one-half mile in front of our trenches. Enemy were driven back. Two companies of the Forty-eighth Regiment were on picket, and were stationed near this bridge. The 17th, regiment was ordered out on a scouting expedition, together with four regiments of infantry, two batteries artillery, and a squadron of cavalry, all from the Fifth Division. The Seventy-second and Forty-eighth Regiments and a battery took a road one-quarter of a mile to the right of main road to Corinth, and proceeded about a mile and one-half. There was severe skirmishing on the left and front. The Forty-eighth was not engaged, having no skirmishers thrown forward. The 21st, Forty-eighth, with balance of brigade, moved forward to Camp No. 7 and threw up heavy breastworks. The 28th, the Forty-eighth Regiment, with balance of brigade, also the First Brigade, were ordered forward. Considerable skirmishing and cannonading. Friday, May 30, the Forty-eighth and Seventy-second Regiments moved forward without opposition over the works of the enemy through Corinth and halted 1 mile outside of the town. In the evening returned to our present camp.
S. G. W. Peterson, Captain, Commanding Forty-eighth Ohio Volunteers.