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of July 2, and also a report of the same regiments on July 4. A nominal and tabular report of casualties in the command has already been forwarded. * About dark on the evening of the 2d, the acting assistant adjutant-general of the First Brigade came to me and inquired for General Barnes; said he was directed by General Sykes to tell him to have the Second Brigade form on the right of the First in the position they then were. As General Barnes was not present, I received the order, and put the Second Brigade in the position indicated, where we remained until the evening of the 5th, when the division advanced toward Emmitsburg. In conclusion, I desire to express my gratification at the conduct of my staff during the engagement-Captain [George] Monteith, acting assistant adjutant-general; Captain [Alvan C.] Lamson, acting assistant inspector-general; Captain [John S.] Burdett, acting commissary of subsistence, and Lieutenant [John A. M.] Seitz, acting aide-de-camp. They were prompt and fearless in the discharge of their duty. We were all fortunate enough to escape being hit, though a number of horses in the party were shot-two of the orderlies, the buglers, Lieutenant Seitzs, and my own.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. B. SWEITZER,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Brigadier General CHARLES GRIFFIN, Comdg. Division.

[Inclosure.]

Report of commissioned officers and enlisted men present for duty in the Second Brigade, of the regiments engaged, before the action of July 2, and after the action of July 4.

O Officers. A Before the action, July 2

M Enlisted men. B After the action, July 4

T Total.





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Command.

O

M

T

O

M

T



4th Michigan

26

316

342

14

125

139



Pennsylvania

26

400

426

14

217

231



32d Massachusetts

21

221

242

12

162

174



Total

73

937

1,010

40

504

544












Before action


1,010







After action


544







Loss


466






Numbers 194. Report of Colonel Strong Vincent, Eighty-third Pennsylvania Infantry, commanding Third Brigade.

HDQRS. THIRD BRIG., FIRST DIV., FIFTH CORPS, Camp near Aldie, Va.,

June 22, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that, in obedience to orders from the general commanding the division, I moved to Middleburg

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*Embodied in revised statement, p. 179.

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