War of the Rebellion: Serial 013 Page 0768 THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN,VA. Chapter XXIII.

Search Civil War Official Records

with marked bravery. Privates Thacker, Company G, and Henry Melton, Company F, Nineteenth Virginia, deserve notice.

I omitted to state that a good many of the brigade did not hear the order to halt when given, and kept on in pursuit of the fleeing foe. When about 600 yards from our advanced lines these, who were joined by many stragglers from other brigades, were charged by a squadron of United States cavalry, but our boys, though scattered in every direction, waited until they approached within 75 yards, when a volley caused them to break and flee in all directions, leaving many men and horses dead upon the field. They did not attempt a second charge.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNumbers B. STRANGE,

Colonel, Commanding.

Major G. MOXLEY SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

Casualties in the Third Brigade, Second Division, June 27.

Command. Killed Wounded Missing

Brigadier-General Pickett -- 1 1

8th Regiment Virginia Volunteers:

Officers 2 2 --

Privates 6 42 --

Total 8 44 --

18th Regiment Virginia Volunteers:

Officers 1 10

5

Privates 13 89

Total 14 99 5

19th Regiment Virginia Volunteers:

Officers -- 8

1

Privates 11 72

Total 11 80 1

28th Regiment Virginia Volunteers:

Officers 1 7 --

Privates 11 69 --

Total 12 76 --

[56th Regiment Virginia

Volunteers:]

Officers -- 9

3

Privates 7 56

Total 7 65 3

Grand total 52 365 9

Aggregate -- -- 426

HEADQUARTERS THIRD BRIGADE, SECOND DIVISION, July 15, 1862.

MAJOR:I have the honor to report the operations of the Third Brigade in the engagement of Monday, June 30:

It was brought up, confronting the enemy, on the Darbytown road, in line of battle, about 4 p.m., under command of Colonel Hunton, Eighth Regiment Virginia Volunteers; was then halted and ordered to lie down, while skirmishers were thrown forward to ascertain the exact