The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 10, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports. Page: 924
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KY., TENN., N. MISS., N. ALA., AND SW. VA. [CHAP. XXIT.
on the ground where the charge was begun, but the enemy did not ad-
vance. Shortly afterward I was ordered by General Breckinridge to
the rear of his infantry and artillery.
I suppose 40 or 50 of the enemy were killed on the ground and doubt-
less many more were wounded. We captured 43 prisoners. My loss
was 2 killed (Champion and Earnest) and 7 wounded, among them
Captain [G.] Cook, Lieutenants [H. E.] Storey and Gordon; none mor-
tally. Private Ash is missing.
I cannot state the loss of the companies co-operating with me. Colonel
Forrest, I learn, was slightly wounded.
The Rangers acted throughout the affair with admirable coolness and
courage. 1 cannot say more than that they fully sustained the ancient
fame of the name they bear; they could not do more. I cannot dis-
criminate between them, because each one displayed a heroism worthy
of the cause we are engaged for.
Major, Commanding Texas Rangers.
Col. J. A. WHARTON.
MAY 9, 1862.-Engagement at Farmington, Miss.
Report of Capt. David Provence, Arkansas Battery.
CAMP, NEAR CORINTH, MISS.,
May 10, 1862.
GENERAL: The following is respectfully submitted as a report of the
movements of my battery connected with the attack on Farmington on
the 9th instant:
On the evening of the 8tli one section of my battery was ordered with
Colonel Embry's regiment, the remainder to move with your brigade,
which it did. On the morning of the 9th my orders were substantially
to follow the brigade until near the scene of action, then to make myself
useful wherever I could. Accordingly I kept with your command as
closely as the nature of the ground would permit, and when near the
scene of the engagement passed the brigade on the left flank and
reached the front in time to witness a charge of the enemy's cavalry on
one of our batteries. This charge was promptly and gallantly repulsed
by that battery (I have since learned it was Robertson's). I soon placed
my guns in battery on its right, but not soon enough to assist it in
what it individually accomplished. From this point we advanced
through fields until, when approaching a thick undergrowth, we, to-
gether with others in the field, received a volley of small-arms. At the
same time I observed to our right and front a small body of cavalry.
The battery opened fire upon them, using shell, when they almost in-
I cannot omit here mentioning that Captain [William] Hart, late of
Hart's battery, desired and was permitted to act as gunner at one of
the howitzers, where, if report be true, he served with considerable
I an, sir, yours, &c.,
Captain, Light Artillery, C. S. Army.
General T. J. CIIIURCILL,
Commanding Second Brigade, Army of the West.
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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 10, In Two Parts. Part 1, Reports., book, 1884; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154613/m1/932/?q=Provence: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.