War of the Rebellion: Serial 015 Page 0780 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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which he managed his battery, fully supporting the high opinion I had formed of his merits.

Captain Brockenbrough brought his battery into action at a later moment and handled it with energy and effect.

The brilliant service rendered by Taylor's brigade, being immediately under the direction of the commanding general, is not included in my report of the operations.

Except the Maryland regiment and the cavalry, the attack on the east of the town was made by the troops of General Trimble's brigade-the Seventh. I am indebted to that officer on more than one occasion for valuable counsel and suggestion.

The Eighth Brigade, General Taylor leading, had the fortune to be so posted as to make a charge, which closed the action.

My personal staff consisted of Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Jones and Major James Barbour, of the Adjutant-General's Department, and Lieuts. G. Campbell Brown and T. T. Turner, aides. These officers performed all the duties required with coolness and efficiency. Captain Powhatan Robinson and Lieutenant J. Innis Randolph, topographical engineers, and Major Snodgrass, Quartermaster's Department, were also on the field.

Above all I was struck by the uncomplaining endurance of the men, marching and fighting almost incessantly for three days without a murmur, willing to endure to the limit of human power, and only asking to come up to the enemy.

I inclose a report of the killed and wounded, except of the cavalry, which I have not been able to procure. I inclose reports of Brigadier-Generals Trimble and Taylor.

Respectfully,

R. S. EWELL, Major-General.

Major R. L. DABNEY, Asst. Adjt. General, Department of the Valley.

[Inclosure.]

Casualties in the Third Division in the actions of May 23, 24, and 25, 1862.

Officers

Command Killed Wounded Missing Killed

Seventh Brigade

21st North 1 4 ........ 20

Carolina Infantry

Regiment

21st Georgia ......... 2 ......... 1

Infantry Regiment

Total Seventh 1 6 ........ 21

Eighth Brigade

General TAYLOR

commanding

Brigade 1 .......... ........ .........

commissary

7th Louisiana ......... .......... ......... ........

Infantry Regiment

Wheat's Battalion ......... 1 ......... 1

9th Louisiana ......... .......... ......... 5

Infantry Regiment

6th Louisiana 1 3 ....... 4

Infantry Regiment

Total Eighth 2 4 ........ 15

Brigade

Non-commissioned officers and

privates

Command Wounded Missing Remarks

Seventh Brigade

21st North 55 ......... 21st N. C.: Captain

Carolina Ligon Killed.

Infantry Lieutenant Colonel

Regiment Pepper and Captain

Hedgcock died of

wounds. Colonel

Kirkland and

Lieutenant Beall

wounded

21st Georgia 14 ..........

Infantry

Regiment

Total Seventh 69 ........

Brigade

Eighth Brigade

General TAYLOR

commanding

Brigade ........ ......... Major A. Davis,

commissary brigade commissary.

7th Louisiana 12 ..........

Infantry

Regiment

Wheat's 5 ........ Lieutenant Grinnell

Battalion wounded

9th Louisiana 37 .........

Infantry

Regiment

6th Louisiand 39 3 Major McArthur killed,

Infantry and Captains Hanlon

Regiment and Offutt and

Lieutenant Clarke

wounded

Total Eighth 93 3

Brigade