Letter from Lieut. Jobe.
CAMP PITTSBURG, Tenn., April 8, 1862.
DEAR COLONEL: I have just returned from the battle field, where I have been all day, and although very weary, I hasten to write you a few lines in order to let you know how matters stand in our company. The engagement has lasted for two days without any intermission, and the rebels are now in full retreat. It has been a terrible fight, and is undoubtedly one of the greatest battles on record; but I have no time to enter into its details, which would consume a great deal of time and space, but I will, for the benfit of our friends in Rock Island county, give you a list of the killed and wounded in our company, viz:
Killed, Levi Gere.
Wounded, Sergeant Emery Hughes, severely in the leg; Corp'l John Dowd, severely in abdomen, from which he has since died; Corp'l Albert Gardner, severely in hip; Private Russell Philleo, severely in abdomen, from which he has since died; Private Reuben Hollister, slightly in arm, Private Frederick Hollister, severely in shoulder; Private John Specht, slightly in arm; Private Stephen Brewer, slightly in hand.
Missing, Private Moses Bell, wounded in leg; Private Lewellyn Williams, wounded in leg; Private Pierre Lauwanyssans, supposed to have been taken prisoner.
The boys all stood up to the work bravely and nobly, and did their duty like men.
It is impossible to tell the number of killed, wounded and missing in the regiment at present, but it is great. There was not a company in the regiment, except company D, but had a commissioned officer wounded or taken prisoner.
Rumor says Capt. Gregg was wounded and taken prisoner, together with Lieuts. Tobin and Gregg, and half of his company.
Capt. Tobren, of the 43d Illinois, was severely wounded. 1st. Serg't David Reid of the 45th Illinois, was also wounded. Lieut. Seymore is all right. I have just seen Harry Beebe, drummer of Capt. Hawley's company, to whom I am indebted for the above information.
WM. F. JOBE.
By reference to the list of wounded in the 58th, as furnished by Lieut. Van Arman, to the Chicago papers, it will be seen that Capt. Gregg's name is not placed among the wounded, and we are therefore led to hope that the rumor alluded to by Lieut. Jobe, that Captain Gregg was wounded, will prove untrue — or if wounded at all, that it may be but slightly.