flank constantly engaging my forces.
At eleven A. M., I received orders from General Holmes to retire.
My loss was fourteen killed, fifty-two wounded, one missing. Among the killed were Major R. H. Smith, my division Quartermaster, and Captain J. C. Clark, of Company D, Shelby's regiment.
Major Smith was a gallant and valuable officer; he was shot dead beside a piece of artillery, encouraging and assisting the canonniers in their duties.
Captain Clark was a most exemplary man and excellenCaptain Clark was a most exemplary man and excellent officer; he was killed leading his men forward.
Amongst the wounded, I regret to announce that Colonel Shelby, commanding brigade, who was ever in the thickest of the fight, received a painful and serious wound in the wrist.
For a more special report of the conduct of the several regiments and their officers, I respectfully refer you to the brigade commander.
As yet I have not received the report for Shelby's brigade — will forward it as soon as received — have delayed this report aw