and men engaged, they having withstood a most terrific fire from not less than two regiments of infantry, together with cavalry, and bravely stood their ground until I ordered them to fall back, which they did in excellent order, fighting and disputing every inch of ground as they went. Our forces actually engaged were 180. All the prisoners taken by us were from the Seventh Louisiana regiment, all of whom have been reported to you. Enclosed you will please find a list of the killed, wounded, and missing. I am respectfully your obedient servant,
R. S. Foster, Colonel Commanding Thirteenth Indiana.
List of casualties.
The following is a list of the killed, wounded, and prisoners of the Thirteenth regiment, in the affair of the seventh, at Somerville Heights. Company A, Capt. A. Newland.--Prisoners--Sergeant Theodore Longsdorff, privates Andrew Hilton, Garrett Cullen, Wm. Quigley, Matthew Quigley, Henry Mayer, Henry Gilmore. Company B, Capt. John M. Wilson.--Prisoners--Corporals Wm. Starr, B. A. Farnham, A. W. Greggs; privates Eli Chichester, Zack Corell. Killed — Michael Ellsworth. Missing — Joseph Carthall, Hugh P. McCarthy, George Osgood, Nathaniel Rabe, J. Van Dorn, Corporal Wm. Wampler, wounded and missing. Killed — Michael Ream. Wounded — Michael Genser, in hip; Jack Powell, in hand; John Yohn, in leg. Company E, Captain Kirkpatrick.--Prisoners — Aaron Massman, Jac. Banks, Wm. Fromant. Company H, Capt. Clinton.--Private Peter Victor, wounded in leg. Company K, Capt. Hunter.--Private Thomas J. Overman.
William C. Foster, Assistant-Surgeon.