No. 59.-report of Capt. B. Camille Mire, Eighteenth Louisiana Infantry, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9.
Hdqrs. Eighteenth Regiment Louisiana Vols., Near Corinth, Miss., May 10, 1862.Sir: I have the honor to report, in pursuance of orders, Lieut. Col. A. Roman's regiment, Eighteenth Louisiana Volunteers, of which I am in temporary command, took up its line of march to the front at 8 a. In. 9th instant with the Second Brigade, Major Gober commanding. My command did not meet with the enemy until about 1 p. mn. This was in a wood beyond Farmington, near the bottom of Seven Mile Creek and near-- house, afterward used as a hospital. While halted in line of battle, with my left resting about 50 yards from this wood, I was ordered to march by the left flank into this wood, after  throwing out skirmishers in a direction to the right. The ravine which I was ordered to follow led to the left, and after following it about 50 yards the head of the column found itself in ambuscade, and after the exchange of a few shots was compelled to retire. After forming line, by orders marched by the flank into the wood, and filing to the left debouched into an open field, where I was ordered to support a battery. In a half hour marched again and reached the Seven Mile Creek Bottom, when I received orders to retire to Farmington and return to camp, which last I reached about 7 p. m. My loss in this engagement was 1 killed and 14 wounded. Most of the wounds were slight. Respectfully, your obedient servant,