Recapitulation-killed and wounded.
Command. Rapp Secon Ox Sharp Shep Snic Aggr
ahan d Hill sburg herd ker' egat
nock Manas . stow s e
sas. n Gap
Orr's Rifles, - 116 30 12 1 1 160
1st South - 143 8 34 4 - 189
12th South - 145 11 104 1 2 263
13th South 2 144 29 15 2 - 192
14th South 3 65 26 - 55 - 149
Total 5 613 104 165 63 3 953
Numbers 277. Report of Colonel D. H. Hamilton, First South Carolina Infantry, of operations September 2-20.
SEPTEMBER 30, 1862
CAPTAIN: In obedience to orders from Brigadier-General Gregg, received this date, I herewith beg leave to hand in my report of the part taken by the Twelfth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers in the battles of Manassas, August 29 and 30; battle of Ox Hill, September 1; the capture of Harper's Ferry; the battles of Sharpsburg and Shepherdstown, or Boteler's Ford.
I was not present with my regiment in the three first-named battles, being on sick leave in consequence of a severe and protracted illness, contracted by exposure and fatigue in the battles of June 26, 27, and 30, and July 1, around Richmond; consequently my report of the battles of August 29 and 30 must be prepared from the reports of company officers, there being no field officer at present with the regiment who was on duty with the regiment at that time.*
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At Frederick City, Md., I rejoined my regiment and resumed command of it and am now able, to report from my own personal knowledge the part taken by the First Regiment South Carolina Volunteers in the battles of Harper's Ferry, September 15; Sharpsburg, September 17, and Shepherdstown (or Boteler's Ford), September 20.
In reference to that of Harper's Ferry, we were not at all engaged with the enemy, although brought into position to attack them, as they surrendered after a very feeble defense of their position. I would only remark that my little regiment had the honor of receiving the arms of a brigade of the enemy which surrendered to us.
At Sharpsburg on September 17, I am happy to say that my regiment performed much more efficient service, adding largely to its well earned reputation for gallantry. We had scarcely reached the field of battle on the right of our line, when a heavy force of the enemy appeared, with the design of outflanking the Confederate forces which had been
*Portion here omitted is printed in Series I, Vol. XII, Part II, pp. 683, 684.