No. 58.-report of Capt. W. E. Walker, Sixteenth Louisiana Infantry, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9.
camp near Corinth, Miss., May 11, 1862.In the battle of Farmington, on the 9th instant, the Sixteenth Regiment Louisiana Volunteers formed the right of the Second Brigade, commanded by Maj. Daniel Gober, Ruggles' division. Line of battle having been formed at Farmington, it was directed to move forward beyond a field to our front, in order to occupy the woods, in possession of the enemy. Arriving near the point, a brisk fire was opened on us by their sharpshooters, which was returned by our line, driving them from their position. Having crossed the ridge of woods referred to, the firing of the enemy upon us was resumed with such effect as to occasion temporary derangement of our line. Order having been restored, we again advanced in line of battle across the adjacent fields in pursuit of the enemy, then retiring, but, unable to overtake them, we were ordered to return to the encampment at Corinth. Respectfully submitted.