War of the Rebellion: Serial 016 Page 0699 Chapter XXIV. CAMPAIGN IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA.

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Colonel Miller, of the Thirty-fourth, both received wounds of which they died. Captain Stowe, commanding Sixteenth North Carolina, was also wounded.

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The list of casualties is as follows:

Killed. Wounded.

Near WArrenton Springs, August 20______________ 1 3

Manassas Junction, August 27___________________ 1 3

Manassas, August 29 and 30_____________________12 145

Ox Hill, September 1___________________________12 46

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Numbers 188. Report of Brigadier General James J. Archer, C. S. Army, commanding brigade, of operations August 24-September 2.


Camp Gregg, near Fredericksburg, Va., March 1, 1863.

MAJOR: I have the honor to present the following report of the operations of my brigade in the series of battles from Warrenton Springs Ford to Shepherdstown inclusive:


August 24, 1862, my brigade remained in bivouac in reserve in the edge of a wood until the division was relieved by Hood's division about sunset, and, although exposed to heavy shelling from the enemy's batteries, sustained no loss.


The morning of August 26 we arrived at Manassas Junction, when the division was halted in column of brigades to the left of the depot. My brigade was soon after ordered to advance in the direction of a retreating piece of artillery, and on proceeding about half a mile came in sight of the enemy's infantry, which advanced a short distance in line and then filed diagonally to the left to a position near the hospital. General Jackson, riding up as that time with a battery, ordered me to support the battery. The enemy was soon broken, and retreated toward the railroad bridge of Bull Run, closely followed by a battery and my brigade as far as the nature of the ground would permit the artillery to follow. I then, by order of General Jackson, sent the Nineteenth Georgia Regiment in direct pursuit, while with the other regiments I proceeded down the railroad track, and soon became engaged with the enemy, who made a stand on the opposite side of Bull Run at and near the railroad bridge. After about a half hour's firing I crossed the run and advanced about a half mile, when I was recalled from farther pursuit. I then recrossed the run and took a position on the hill commanding the bridge, where I remained until about 10 p. m., when ordered to return to the Junction.

My loss in this action was 4 killed and 17 wounded.

The regiments of my brigade were commanded as follows, viz: First