No. 82.-report of Maj. Frank P. Cahill, First Kentucky Infantry, of operations, May 28.
headquarters First Kentucky Volunteers, Camp near Iuka, Miss., June 21, 1862.General: I have the honor to report that on the 28th ultimo, while I was in command, this regiment was ordered to advance toward Corinth. Throwing out two companies as skirmishers, we drove back the enemy's pickets and occupied the wood fully half a mile in advance of any position hitherto held by the national forces. This position we held during the day, and at night we threw up breastworks and constructed rifle pits along our front. Our loss was 1 man killed. The enemy suffered considerably. The same gallant conduct which so distinguished our officers and men on the twenty-first was conspicuously displayed here, and is in every way worthy of commendation. I append the name of the man killed in this affair. I have the honor to remain, general, your obedient servant,