War of the Rebellion: Serial 039 Page 0110 N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XXXVII.

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They would not notice in. I ordered my men to fix bayonets, and said: "If they will not give us quarter, we will die like men." I then asked if they would give us quarter. One of their officers said yes. The firing ceased, and I surrendered, throwing my arms and all other property into the flames, to save them from the enemy.

My force was 83 men, of whom 2 were killed and 6 wounded. The force of the enemy was 3,100, of whom 104 were killed and wounded.

Too much credit cannot be given the men of my company. There was no shrinking among them. Each man held his post unfalteringly. They were ever obedient to orders and prompt to execute them. I strove to imitate Lexington.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

MARTIN WALLACE,

Captain Company G, Irish Brigade (Twenty-third Illinois).

JAMES F. GOSGROVE,

Adjutant Irish Brigade (Twenty-third Illinois).

[Indorsements.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WEST VIRGINIA, Clarksburg, July 1, 1863.

Respectfully forwarded to Major-General Schenck, commanding Eighth Corps, for his information.

B. F. KELLEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPARTMENT, EIGHTH ARMY CORPS, Baltimore, Md., July 18, 1863.

Respectfully returned to Brigadier-General Kelley, within whose department and command these men and officers now are. The general commanding this department hopes that he will have some distinguishing notice secured at the Headquarters of the Army of the men who have behaved so gallantly.

ROBT. C. SCHENCK,

Major-General.

Numbers 3. Report of Colonel James A. Mulligan, Twenty-third Illinois Infantry, of skirmish at Fairmont.

GRAFTON, April 29, 1863.

GENERAL: After a fight of three hours, our forces have been drawn back from Fairmont to Grafton. I will be attacked here to-night.

JAS. A. MULLIGAN,

Colonel, Commanding.

Brigadier-General ROBERTS.

Numbers 4. Report of Lieutenant George W. E. Dorsey, Sixth West Virginia Infantry, of skirmish at Fairmont.

GRAFTON, April 29, 1863.

COLONEL: Scouts just in report our force at Fairmont was captured before re-enforcements reached them. The rebels have fired the bridge at each end, blown up a middle pier, and destroyed the track this side