No. 7.-report of Col. Alfred Mouton, Eighteenth Louisiana Infantry.
Hdqrs. 4TH Brigade, 1ST Corps, 2D Grand Div., Army of Mississippi Valley, Near Corinth nine miles towards Pittsburg, March 12, 1862.Sir: A mounted courier has just reached me with a verbal message from Major Baskerville, stating that the enemy had landed a force at Crump's Landing 18,000 strong, firing upon the cavalry pickets driving them in. The same courier informs me that a regiment of infantry, a company of our artillery, and all the cavalry are retreating on Purdy. Yours, respectfully,