CAMP NEAR BUNKER HILL, VA.,
October 2, 1862.
Report of the part taken by the Thirteenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers in the battle of Ox Hill, Va., on September 1:
Monday, September 1, the brigade, after a march of several miles, was suddenly brought to a halt near Ox Hill and was at once formed in line of battle. The Thirteenth Regiment was on the extreme right. We were ordered to load and fix bayonets. The brigade in part then advanced in line of battle under a galling fire of the enemy to a fence in his front. The fence was thrown down and orders given to commence firing by file. In a short time we were ordered to a wood near by in the rear and instructed to prepare for a charge. The regiment again advanced to its first position, and here, from exhaustion and the effects of a wound received on August 29, I was compelled to turn over the command of the regiment to Captain Duncan.
Of its further movements I cannot speak from personal observation, but am informed that no advance was made and that the regiment lay upon the ground till a late hour at night, and then moved out to bivouac.
List of the killed, wounded, and missing of the Thirteenth South Carolina Volunteers in the battle of Ox Hill, Va., on September 1.*
O. E. EDWARDS,
Colonel Thirteenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers.
186. Reports of Captain Joseph N. Brown, fourteenth South Carolina Infantry, of operations August 30-September 2.
SEPTEMBER 29, 1862.
Pursuant to Special Orders, 71, relative to the part taken by the Fourteenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers in the battle of Manassas, August 30, I have the honor to submit the following report:
The regiment was not severely engaged in the battle, but was under fire of the enemy's guns during most of the day, which, however, was not returned. Lieutenant-Colonel Simpson commanded, Colonel McGowan having been wounded the day previous.
Schedule B+ contains a list of the killed and wounded, as required in the order.
The above report is based upon statements of others, as I was not present in the battle, having been wounded the day previous.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOSEPH N. BROWN,
Captain, Commanding Fourteenth Regiment South Carolina Vols.
Brigadier General MAXCY GREGG,
Commanding Second Brigade, Light Division.
*Nominal list omitted.
+Embodied in 128, p. 562.