War of the Rebellion: Serial 015 Page 0399 Chapter XXIV. BATTLE OF KERNSTOWN, VA.

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The casualties occurring in my company during the engagement are as follows: Total number wounded, 7; killed none.

While I greatly regret loss of the one gun and caisson, I am pleased to be able to report that the non-commissioned officers and privates of my company, while under heavy fire from the enemy's guns, fired these their first shots with a coolness and precision highly gratifying to me, and with evident effect and damage to the enemy.

I was assisted only by one commissioned officer, First Lieutenant J. C. Marquis, who performed his duty with judgment and bravery; Second Lieutenant T. J. Burke being absent as recruiting officers and Third Lieutenant William Blackburn absent on sick furlough.

I have the honor to remain, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES H. WATERS,

Commanding W. A. Artillery.

R. J. WINGATE,

Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS VALLEY DISTRICT,

April 7, 1862.

Please state the number actually engaged and return it.

By order of Major-General Jackson:

A. S. PENDLETON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Officers...................................................2

Non-commissioned officers................................8

Privates................................................80

Total...................................................88

Whole number engaged....................................90

JAMES H. WATERS,

Commanding W. A. Artillery.

Numbers 35. Report of Captain Joseph Carpenter, Virginia Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS CARPENTER'S BATTERY,

March 27, 1862.

GENERAL: In obedience to General Orders, 43, I make the following report of the part taken by my company in the engagement of Sunday, the 23rd instant:

I received orders at 1.20 o'clock to take two of my pieces, without caissons, and follow the infantry across a wood wets of the Valley turnpike.

After proceeding some half or three-quarters of a mile we observed to our front and right some three regiments of infantry and some cavalry, when we were ordered to open fire upon them; we did so. After firing some ten rounds they retired to the wood in the rear,

when I ceased firing.