The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 34, In Four Parts. Part 1, Reports. Page: 803
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THE CAMDEN EXPEI)ITION.
My loss was as follows: Three officers killed and 11 wounded ; 30
men killed and 100 wounded.
I herewith send reports of C(olonel Shaver and of Lieutenant-
Colonels Hardy and Thomson.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. C. TAPPAN,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Brigade.
Lieut. A. H. SEVIER,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Report of Lieut. Col. W. R. Hardy, Twenty:fourth.Arkansas In-
fantry, commanding Nineteenth (Dawson's) and Twenty-fourth
Arkansas Infantry, of engagement at Jenkins' Ferry.
HEADQUARTERS HARDY'S REGIMENT,
In the Field, May 2, 1864.
CAPTAIN : I have the honor to make the following report of the
movements of my regiment in the battle near Jenkins' Ferry on the
30th ultimo: My regiment was on the left of the brigade and de-
ployed as skirmishers, with the exception of the color company,
which was ordered to form part of the reserve for the brigade.
After advancing a half mile or more we charged the enemy at
double-quick through an open field to within 150 yards of their posi-
tion in the woods behind logs and trees, and opened fire upon them
at once. We held our position for over an hour under the most
terrific fire, when. our ammunition being exhausted, and seeing the
enemy about to flank me on the right, I ordered a retreat. My men
fell back in good order to the rear, and being again formed with the
brigade we marched back to the battle-field and remained until the
engagement closed. My loss was 1 officer and 7 men killed and 1
officer and 17 men wounded.
I am, captain, respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. R. HARDY,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Regiment.
Capt. A. TAPPAN,
Report of Lieut. Col. Thomas D. Thomson, Thirty-third Arkansas
Infantry, of engagement at Jenkins' Ferry.
HDQRS. THIRTY-THIRD ARKANSAS INFANTRY,
Camp near Tulip, Ark., May 2, 1864.
CAPTAIN: I beg leave to submit the following report of my regi-
ment in the engagement on the 30th ultimo near Jenkins' Ferry, on
the Saline River: The regiment went into action under the com-
mand of Col. H. L. Grinsted, al(nd I went in as lieutenant-colonel of
the regiment. Colonel Grinsted being killed early in the action the
command of the regiment fell upon inme. I then commanded it
through the fighlt, which lasted about five hours and a half. My
regiment was cut up considerably, so much so that I was compelled
to take it out about half a mile from the field to draw a fresh supply
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United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 34, In Four Parts. Part 1, Reports., book, 1892; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth146033/m1/832/?q=Tappan's: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.