War of the Rebellion: Serial 043 Page 0664 N. C., VA, W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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Vermont Brigade [Grant's, of the Second Division] were deployed as skirmishers, covering a front of over 2 miles, and during the afternoon repulsed three successive attacks made in line of battle. The remarkable conduct of the brigade on this occasion deserves high praise. On July 13, my command was placed in the general line of battle in the vicinity of Hagerstown, connecting with the Eleventh Corps on the right and the Fifth Corps on the left, and continued in this position, with occasional sharp skirmishing, until the enemy retired from the front and during the night recrossed the Potomac. He was closely followed to the river by Wright's division and the rest of the command. On the day following the retreat of the enemy, I moved by way of Boonsborough and Middletown to Berlin, and crossed the river in rear of the army, and continued my march by way of Union, Rectortown, and Barbee's Cross-Roads to Manassas Gap, and thence by way of Barbee's Cross-Roads to Warrenton. During the operations herein reported, the conduct of the troops was admirable. The marches were very severe, and the hardships undergone were greater than in any previous campaign. The casualties of the corps were as follows. * A nominal list has been already forwarded.

Very respectfully,

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General, Commanding Sixth Army Corps.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS,

September 12, 1863.

GENERAL: In compliance with Special Orders, No. 227, Paragraph III, Headquarters Army of the Potomac, August 24, 1863, I respectfully report that no guns were captured by or captured from my command during the recent operations in Maryland and Pennsylvania. I am, general, very respectfully, JOHN SEDGWICK, Major-General, Commanding Sixth Corps. Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS, Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac. HEADQUARTERS SIXTH ARMY CORPS, October 8, 1863. GENERAL: I respectfully report that the number of Confederates buried by this command at Gettysburg was 4 officers and 91 enlisted men; total, 95.

I am, general, very respectfully,

JOHN SEDGWICK,

Major-General, Commanding Sixth Corps.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Army of the Potomac.

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*Embodied in revised statement, p. 182.

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