I would particularly mention Brigadier-Generals Jones and Paxton, Colonel Warren [Tenth Virginia], commanding Taliaferro's brigade, and Colonel [Edmund] Pendleton [Fifteenth Louisiana], commanding Starke's brigade, whose reports are herewith forwarded, and who make special mention of some of their officers; among them most particularly Lieutenant-Colonel [R. D.] Gardner, Fourth Virginia Infantry, who was severely wounded.
I cannot too highly mention the gallantry of Captain [J. B.] Brockenbrough, chief of artillery, and of Captain Wooding, and Lieutenant [Joseph H.] Jones, Wooding's battery, and Lieutenant [William T.] Lambie, Carpenter's battery, all of whom were severely wounded; and of Captain [William H.] Caskie, Lieutenants McKendree, [Thomas W.] Hunton, Statham, [William] Early, and [William K.] Donald.
It is with great pain I have to add that the division has to deplore the loss of one of its most gallant officers of artillery-Lieutenant [D. R.] Barton-and two gallant officers of the Twenty-first Virginia Regiment-Captain [Thomas S.] Ames and Lieutenant [George W.] Swoope-who fell, nobly discharging their duty.
I take occasion, in conclusion, to acknowledge my obligations to the officers of my staff -Captain W. T. Taliaferro, assistant adjutant-general; Captain [Edwin L.] Moore, inspector-general, and Major T. S. Taliaferro, volunteer aide-de-camp-and to call attention to the excellent arrangements made for the comfort of the wounded by Surgeon [R. T.] Coleman, medical director of division.
I inclose a list of killed and wounded, amounting to 190.*
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. B. TALIAFERRO,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Jackson's Division.
Captain A. S. PENDLETON,
No. 328. Report of Brigadier General E. F. Paxton, C. S. Army, commanding First [Paxton's] Brigade.
HDQRS. PAXTON'S BRIGADE, JACKSON'S DIVISION, Camp near Corbin's Farm, December 24, 1862.
CAPTAIN: In pursuance of the order from division commander to report the participation of my brigade in the battle near Fredericksburg, I have the honor to state that my brigade, consisting of Second, Fourth, Fifth, Twenty-seventh, and Thirty-third Virginia Regiments and [Joseph] Carpenter's battery, numbering in all about 123 officers and 1,100 men, marched from its encampment, near Guiney's Depot, on Friday morning, the 12th instant, at daybreak. After reaching the battle-field and frequent changes of position, when the engagement commenced my brigade occupied a position near the crest of the hill some 400 yards in the rear of General Gregg's brigade, of A. P. Hill's division, my right resting on the left of Ewell's division. My orders were to support General Gregg, and be governed in my action by his movements. Upon a report from my orderly, Mr. F. C. Cox, whom I had sent forward to give me
*See Report No. 265, p.562.