No. 60.-report of Capt. Henry Ducatel, Orleans Guards battery, of engagement at Farmington, Miss., May 9.
Corinth, MIss., May 10, 1862.The Orleans Guards Battery left the camp on Friday, May 9, at 5 a. m., with three sections of light artillery, composed, viz: First section, Lieut. T. Liveaudais, 2 6-pounder guns, 6 non-commissioned officers, 19 cannoneers, and 8 drivers; second section, Lieut. G. Legardeur, 2 12-pounder howitzers, 5 non-commissioned officers, 16 cannoneers, and 8 drivers; third section, Lieut. M. A. Calongue, 2 6-pounder guns, 4 non-commissioned officers, 18 cannoneers, and 8 drivers. We had 2 horses killed and 2 wounded. Our men [one man], Corp. (Acting Sergeant) Frank Duplesier, slightly wounded. [The] first section, attached to Brigadier-General Walker's brigade, commenced firing at 11 o'clock half a mile from Farmington. After repulsing the enemy, changed four times position with success. [The] second and third sections, attached to the Second Brigade, Major Gober commanding, was ordered to take position in advance of Farmington, and after a firing of an hour and a half succeeded in repulsing the enemy from a thick wood under a very heavy firing of musketry. Balance of men all well. I remain, sir, your humble servant,
Heinry Ducatel, Captain Orleans Guards Battery.