War of the Rebellion: Serial 016 Page 0458 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., AND MD. Chapter XXIV.

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The following is a list of the casualties, which are large in proportion to the number of men in the regiment. I entered the fight with 350 men.*

RECAPITULATION.

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Officers 2 2 1

Non-commissioned 3 27 8

officers and privates

Total 5 29 9

In this engagement the officers and men of this regiment were continually under fire, all doing their duty nobly. Major John Ramsey and Captain Virgil M. Healey particularly distinguished themselves, leading in stragglers from different regiments and encouraging by their words and example all in their immediate vicinity. Captain Acton and Lieutenant Brill were killed; Captains Gamble and Woolsey wounded; Lieutenant Berry missing. Their condition is the best testimonial of their gallantry.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. J. SEWELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Fifth new Jersey Vols., Commanding Regiment

LE GRAND BENEDICT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH NEW JERSEY VOLUNTEERS,

Camp near Alexandria, Va., September 5, 1862.

SIR: I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by the regiment under my command in the battle of Bull Run, August 30:

This regiment, having been engaged the day previously, was not brought into action, but remained under arms with the whole division in the rear of some batteries until late in the afternoon, when we marched toward the left and from that point to Centreville. In marching from right to left the following casualties occurred from the shells of the enemy: Wounded, Corpl. George Curtis, Company C; Private John Savage, Company B; Private William Patersly, Company I. Missing, Private Charles Dempsey, Company i.

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

W. J. SEWELL,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Fifth New Jersey Vols., Commanding Regiment

LE GRAND BENEDICT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Brigade.

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*Nominal list omitted.

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