No. 80.-report of Maj. Gen. John Pope, U. S. Army, of operations May 28.
Farmington, May 28, 1862.The result of our operations to-day was the occupation of the line I suggested in my communication through General Hamilton last night. Along this line I am now strongly intrenched, and can hold my ground. I am throwing up a battery to-night of 20-pounder Parrotts within 500 yards of the work which annoyed us to-day, and will open from it at daylight. I have also ordered a reconnaissance in force at daylight to the right and rear of the work toward the railroad. The enemy left 30 dead on the ground, whom we have buried, many wounded now in our hospitals, and 3 officers and 19 men prisoners. Our loss is about 25 killed and wounded.