War of the Rebellion: Serial 016 Page 0401 Chapter XXIV. CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

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Command. Present in Killed. Wounded. Missing. Total.

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86th New York Volunteers:

Company A 57 2 6 5 13

Company B 69 - 3 2 5

Company C 69 - 4 10 14

Company D 58 - 11 2 13

Company E 57 2 11 4 17

Company F 62 2 8 2 12

Company G 65 2 8 3 13

Company H 56 2 5 - 7

Company I 56 2 3 3 8

Company K 65 1 8 7 16

Total 623 13 67 38 118

63rd Indiana Volunteers:

Company A 51 2 7 - 9

Company B 48 1 5 4 10

Company C 54 - - 1 1

Company D 48 - 5 2 7

Total 201 3 17 7 27

Grand total 824 16 84 45 145

I reached the field of action after a march of 13 miles at about 4 o'clock of the 30th ultimo.

At 4.30 I received orders to enter field on the left of our line. I did so, and formed in rear of battery. We remained in this position until the battery was driven back, when I received orders to move a charge to the woods on the extreme left. The order was immediately obeyed. An order reached the Indiana regiment at this time, detaching it to support a battery on the left. The Eighty-sixth New York continued to move forward over a plain of 300 yards under fire until it reached the woods, where the contest lasted until the left gave back. Before I could rally them the right also gave way, the whole line falling steadily back by the left and was withdrawn.

I cannot speak too highly of the officers in command. They all did their full duty, rallying and encouraging the men who for the first time were under fire.

I am, general, respectfully, yours,

SANDERS PIATT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Numbers 45. Report of Colonel Gustav Waagner, Second New York Heavy Artillery, Reserve Corps, Army of Virginia, of action at Bull Run Bridge.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND NEW YORK ARTILLERY,

Fairfax Station, Va., August 27, 1862-4.30 p.m.

GENERAL: I have the honor to most respectfully to report that last night, at about 10 p.m., this regiment arrived at Bull run, having marched all day long. We were there informed that a party of guerrillas had captured Manassas and were committing all sorts of depredations upon that place. Not knowing in what force the enemy might

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