(Captain [J. C. H.] Bryant) and aide-de-camp (Captain [H. C.] Beckham) to you for aid, which was promptly furnished.
Samuel Coleman, private Company E, Seventeenth Virginia, in the hottest of the fight wrested from the hands of the color-sergeant of the Eleventh Pennsylvania Regiment his regimental colors and handed them to me. These colors I have already had the honor to forward to you.
At this juncture, having received a wound in the thigh, and finding that my horse was tottering under me from a wound through his body, I turned over the command to Colonel Terry, reported to you, and with your permission retired from the field.
Never was a brigade commander more gallantly and efficiently supported by field and company officers and brave men. To the gentlemen of my staff, Captains Bryant and Beckham, I return my thanks for gallant and efficient aid in the hour of need. To enumerate the acts of individual courage would too greatly lengthen out my report, and lest I might omit to mention many who were meritorious I now bring it to a close. Suffice it to say, that officers and men discharged their respective duties well and faithfully; and while we owe thanks to Almighty god for the success to our arms on this occasion, we have to lament the loss of many good men.
Herewith I hand the reports of the regimental commanders, from which I condense the list of casualties given below.
I remain, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
M. D. CORSE,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
Brigadier General J. L. KEMPTER, Commanding Division.
Command. Killed Wounded Total. Wounded
1st Virginia Regiment 2 4 6 2
17th Virginia --- 5 5 4
11th Virginia 1 2 3 8
7th Virginia Regiment --- 12 12 5
24th Virginia 1 4 5 10
Total 4 27 31 29
Command. Wounded Missing Total Aggregate
1st Virginia Regiment 22 1 25 31
17th Virginia 39 --- 43 48
11th Virginia 53 --- 61 64
7th Virginia Regiment 36 --- 41 53
24th Virginia 63 --- 73 78
Total 213 1 243 274
No. 158. Report of Brigadier General Nathan G. Evans, C. S. Army, commanding Independent Brigade, of operations August 23-30.
HEADQUARTERS EVAN'S BRIGADE,
Near Winchester, Va., October 13, 1862.
MAJOR: In pursuance to the written instructions of the major-general commanding, I beg leave to report the actin of my command in the recent engagements in Virginia and Maryland:*
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*For portion of report here omitted, see Series I, Vol. XI, Part II, p.962.