Report of Col. Samuel S. Carroll, Eighth Ohio Infantry, commanding Fourth Brigade.
Headquarters Fourth Brigade,
August 13, 1862.
Sir: In compliance with a circular from division headquarters of this date I have the honor to make the following report:
The Fourth Brigade was on the evening of the 9th instant, between the hours of 9 and 10 p.m., in line of battle on the left of the division of artillery. The position was barely taken, and skirmishers were being thrown into the woods on our front, when the enemy opened a battery on the left of our front about 50 yards distant, throwing a grape and canister into that flank, accompanied with musketry firing. The two regiments on the left flank returned the fire, and fell back under cover of a fence running perpendicular to the line of battle, intersecting it at the center of the brigade. We remained in this position only a few minutes until ordered by Major-General McDowell to occupy a new position more to the right, after which there was no further attack made upon us, and we remained quiet until morning.
Yesterday I forwarded to division headquarters a list of the killed, wounded, and missing,* and to-day the brigade surgeon has sent in his report to the medical director of the division.
Sir, I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
S. S. CARROLL, U.S.A.,
Commanding Fourth Brigade.
Capt. John W. Williams, Assistant Adjutant-General.
*Embodied in revised statement, p. 139.