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: 805
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TLE CA MDEN EXPEDITION.
the skirmishers on the right who had not yet assembled were directed
to advance as rapidly as possible, and keepl) advancing upon the
enemy's lines until they could draw their fire. While the attention
of the enemy was directed to my skirmishers that portion of the
regiment which had assembled now opened upon the enemy a well-
directed fire and with a good effect. Their advance was checked,
but their line opened [upon] us a very heavy fire.
In the mean time they were moving a considerable force to our right,
which as soon as discovered I endeavored to counteract by moving
my skirmishers to the right. Finding my force inadequate, I again
turned my attention to the enemy in my front, and reported the
fact to the brigadier-general commanding brigade, and asked to
be re-enforced ; otherwise I would have to fall back. I was notified
that the re-enforcement would be sent as soon as the troops could reach
the designated point. My men stubbornly held their ground, and
not until the enemy had flanked us both right and left was the order
given to fall back. Every inch of ground was contested, and my
command fell back slowly and in order until we met General Par-
sons' brigade. Here we were relieved by Major Pindall's battalion
of sharpshooters, in consequence of having only a few rounds of
ammunition left. The regiment was now assembled, and by order of
the brigadier-general commanding brigade directed to move to the
position where our line of battle was first formed. After resting
awhile and supplying the men with ammunition we were again or-
dered to the front by the way of the main road. On arriving at the
left of our lines I was directed to move my regiment and form it on
the left of Brigadier-General Waul's brigade and act with that com-
mand. I remained with this command until the close of the battle,
when I rejoined my own brigade.
I am proud to say that officers and men of my regiment did their
whole duty. They were prompt, cool, and determined, and at no
time more so than when opposed to overwhelming numbers with the
full knowledge of the fact. To the field and staff of my regiment I
am indebted for ready, valuable, and efficient services during the
engagement. I desire to make particular mention of David McCul-
lough, sergeant of Company A, who, when my line of skirmishers
was ordered to advance as near as possible to the enemy's line, with
a view to draw their fire, rushed up to within a few yards of their
line, shot down 1 man, captured another, and brought him off under
the enemy's fire. The following were the casualties of my regiment :
Four men killed, 3 officers wounded, and 19 enlisted men wounded.
R. G. SHAVER,
Capt. A. TAPPAN,
Report of Col. Lucien C. Gause, Thirty-second Arkansas Infantry,
commanding brigade, of engagement at Jenkins' Ferry.
HEADQUARTERS GAUSE'S BRIGADE,
Canmp near Camden, May 5, 1864.
LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to submit the following as the re-
port of the brigade commanded by me in the engagement of the 30th
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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/m1/834/?q=Tappan's: accessed January 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.