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p.m. with my command, having taken the nearest route, and marching a distance of 50 miles.

B. M. SKINNER,

Major Ninth Regiment Virginia Volunteer Infantry, U. S. A.

Colonel J. A. J. LIGHTBURN,

Commanding Fourth Brigade.

MAY 9, 1862.-Skirmish near McDowell, Va.

Report of Colonel John C. Lee, Fifty-fifth Ohio Infantry.

HDQRS. FIFTY-FIFTH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY,

Franklin, May 15, 1862.

SIR: on the 9th of May, 1862, while the brigade was at a halt at the intersection of the Monterey and McDowell roads, by your order Lieutenant R. F. Patrick, in command of 20 men, was detailed as picket guard, and stationed on the McDowell road. Being attacked by rebel cavalry he was forced to retreat, and met with the following losses: A. D. Stewart, Company B; Milton Cowles, Company C; Henry Fay, Company C; John B. York, Company H; A. Burlingham, Company I, taken prisoners, and James Berry, Company K, wounded and taken prisoner.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN C. LEE,

Colonel Commanding Fifty-fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Captain DONN PIATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 10, 1862.-Action at Giles Court-House, W. Va.

REPORTS.

No. 1.-Brigadier General Henry Heth, C. S. Army, commanding Army of New River, Virginia.

No. 2.-Colonel Walter H. Jenifer, commanding First Brigade.

No. 3.-Colonel John McCausland, Thirty-sixth Virginia Infantry, commanding Second Brigade.

No. 1. Report of Brigadier General Henry Heth, C. S. Army, commanding Army of New River, Virginia.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NEW RIVER,

Giles Court-House, Va., May 16, 1862.

GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the following report of the battle of Giles Court-House, fought on the 10th instant:

The Forty-fifth Virginia Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Peters commanding, stationed at The Narrows of New River, in Giles County, was directed to retire from its position at that point on April 30 by Colonel Jennifer, for reasons which he gives in the inclosed document, marked A.*

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