War of the Rebellion: Serial 044 Page 0588 N. C., VA., W. VA., MD., PA., ETC. Chapter XXXIX.

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Obeyed this order until within 200 yards of the enemy's position, where batteries were discovered in position to pour upon our lines direct, cross, and enfilade fires. Two lines of infantry behind stone walls and breastworks were supporting these batteries. The strength and position of the enemy's batteries and their supports induced me to halt and confer with General Doles, and, with him, to make representation of the character of the enemy's position, and ask further instructions. In answer, received an order to retire quietly to a deep road some 300 yards in rear, and be in readiness to attack at daylight; withdrew accordingly. July 3, remained in line all day, with severe and damaging skirmishing in front, exposed to the artillery of the enemy and our own short-range guns, by the careless use or imperfect ammunition of which I lost 7 men killed and wounded. Withdrew at night, and formed line of battle near Gettysburg, where we remained on July 4. Commenced retreat with the army on the night of the 4th instant. I desire to express my thanks to the gentlemen of my staff-Captain [Seaton] Gales, assistant adjutant-general; Lieutenant [Caleb] Richmond, aide-de-camp, and Lieutenant Morrison, volunteer aide-for gallant and efficient services. My casualties are as follows:

Officers & men Killed Wounded Missing TOTAL

2nd Regiment 4 27 1 22

4th Regiment 8 24 24 56

14th Regiment 5 37 2 44

30th Regiment 6 34 5 45

TOTAL 23 122 32 177

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

STEPHEN D. RAMSEUR,

Brigadier-General.

Major G. PEYTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Return of Casualties in Ramseur's brigade at the battle of Gettysburg.

[Compiled from nominal lists.]

Killed Wounded Missing

Command Officers. Men. Officers. Men. Officers. Men. TO

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2nd North

Carolina --- 4 1 26 --- 1 32

4th North

Carolina 1 7 2 22 1 22 55

14th North

Carolina 2 3 2 35 --- 2 44

30th North

Carolina 1 5 3 31 --- 5 45

TOTAL 4 19 8 114 1 30 176

Officers killed:Lieutenant J. B. Stockon.

Lieuts. F. M. Harney & J. A. Griffith.

Lieutenant Ira T. Connell.