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[369] Landing; not succeeding in finding the brigade, the regiment camped in the open field, and joined the brigade on the morning of the eighth.

I cannot but mention honorably the gallant and skilful conduct of Lieut.-Col. von Trebra, particularly in leading the skirmishing, and of Major Schnakenburg, in commanding the left wing of the skirmishers, and in forming the regiment in an efficient manner, when it was thrown into confusion by the fire from behind. Also, of my Adjutant, Lieut. Carl Schmitt, for his coolness and the activity with which he supported me in every duty; of all the company officers, without any exception, for performing skilfully their respective duties; of the non-commissioned officers and men, with very few exceptions, for their bravery and coolness under the hottest fire. As a proof of the latter I will mention, that when their firing became a little “wild,” during the last charge, I stopped the firing, and drilled them in the manual of arms, which they all went through as if on the parade-ground; they then opened a deliberate, steady and effective fire.

It was a very unhappy accident for the regiment, that our ambulances had to be left behind, and that I was ordered so rapidly to the scene of action, that our Surgeon could not follow us, which obliged me to weaken the regiment considerably, by having the wounded carried to the hospital.

Lieuts. Cuppell and Bork, against whom I had to prefer charges some time ago, behaved so gallantly, that the whole regiment would feel gratified if those charges could be dropped.

I enclose a list of killed and wounded; of the first we have ten, and of the latter, ninety-two.

I feel proud to express my thanks to the Chaptain of our regiment, Rev. Mr. Fisher, who is also a skilful surgeon, and who with our Surgeon, the accomplished Jeancon, rendered the most effective service.

I have the honor to be your Excellency's very obedient servant,

A. Willich,
Colonel Commanding Thirty-second Indiana Volunteers.

Colonel Harrison's report.

headquarters Thirty-Ninth regiment, battle-ground, Pittsburgh, Tenn., April 11, 1862.
Col. Gibson, Commanding Sixth Brigade:
sir: On the seventh instant, the Thirty-ninth regiment of Indiana Volunteers was the last of your command to disembark at Pittsburgh Landing. At half-past 10 o'clock, guided by the din of battle, we moved upon the field. After being placed in position by yourself, at half-past 11 o'clock, we moved in line of battle, under a galling fire, driving the enemy a quarter of a mile. Finding our left greatly exposed and in danger of being outflanked, we fell back one hundred and fifty yards in good order, keeping up a constant fire, when we again advanced under a heavy fire, a half-mile, driving the enemy before us, when the rout became universal, we capturing and turning over fifteen prisoners.

I regret to announce that Lieut. William R. Phillips, of. company D, fell early in the action at his post. Lieut. Gabriel Woodmansee, of company K, also received a wound, which is thought mortal. Many non-commissioned officers and privates were carried off the field dead or wounded, a list of which is herewith furnished.

I take pleasure in referring to the brave and cool conduct of Major John D. Evans, and all the company officers present. The non-commissioned officers and privates generally exhibited a deportment worthy of heroes. There were, however, a few exceptions, who will be left for punishment to the contempt of their brave comrades.

Thomas J. Harrison, Col. Thirty-ninth Regiment, I. V.

Report of the loss in the Thirty-ninth regiment of Indiana Volunteers in the battle of April seventh, 1862:

Company A--Lieut. E. V. Peterson, commanding. Killed, William Henry. Wounded, Philip Miller, severely; John Jackson, do; Benson Arrick; slightly; Andrew J. Kedder, do.

Company B--Capt. E. Reeves, commanding. Wounded, Corporal Sabin Johnson, slightly.

Company C--Lieut. Crowell, commanding. Wounded, Sergeant James N. Stratton, slightly; Stephen J. Baily, mortally; James Q. Odel, severely; Edward Hoover, slightly; Pembroke S. Bodel, do.

Company D--Capt. Thos. Herring, commanding. Killed, Lieut. Wm. R. Phillips. Wounded, William H. Linder, mortally; Herrick Hoback, severely; Samuel Richey, do.

Company E--Lieut. Jno. F. McClelland, commanding. Wounded, Sergeant David W. Schock, slightly; Freeman S. Garratson, do.; Milton C. Johnson, do.; David Vance, do.; Eli Keffer, do.

Company F--Lieutenant Potts, commanding. Wounded, Bugler Isaac P. Nicholas, severely; Robert O. Richards, slightly.

Company G--Capt. Stephenson, commanding. Wounded, Corporal Titus Hinson, severely; Jasper N. Gillon, slightly.

Company H--Captain Thomas Graham, commanding. Wounded, Sergeant W. H. Ryker, severely; Corporal James Cosley, slightly; Bruce Prindle, do.; George Keller, do.; R. Homkley, do.

Company I--Captain Longly, commanding. Wounded, Sergeant Edward R. Scott, severely; Humphry W. Mount, do.

Company K--Capt. C. A. Gordon, commanding. Wounded, Lieut. Gabriel Woodmansee, mortally; Sergeant John J. Winters, do.; Alonzo Hurrid, slightly; Harrison Waskno, do.; Wm. C. Elliott, do.

Total killed, two; wounded, thirty-four. Total killed and wounded, thirty-six.

Thomas J. Harrison, Colonel Commanding Thirty-ninth Regiment Indiana Volunteers.

Colonel Crafts J. Wright's report.

On Sunday morning, April sixth, an order was brought from Col. Morsey, Acting Commander of the Second brigade, Second division, by his

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