War of the Rebellion: Serial 044 Page 0763 Chapter XXXIX. THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN.

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we charged them, driving them back through the woods, killing and capturing several. In this charge, we passed a column of the enemy's cavalry charging our battery near the church. This was attacked by a squadron under Lieutenant-Colonel Funsten, and repulsed with a slight loss on our side. The regiment was again formed in the woods, and the sharpshooters dismounted and dismounted and deployed in front, under Lieutenants [Joseph H.] Sherrard, Company H, and [William M.] Hockman, Company E. Both of these officers were severely wounded and brought to the rear, Lieutenant Hockman's wound proving fatal. I then moved the regiment to the support of a battery on our right, leaving the sharpshooters in front communicating with those of General W. H. F. Lee's brigade, on our left, but was ordered in a short time by the major-general commanding to attack the enemy's cavalry, now advancing from the right and rear of our present position. Moving rapidly in the direction of Brandy Station, I charged the enemy on the right of the Culpeper Court-House road, drove them across the railroad, capturing a battery of three guns and many prisoners. Observing a force of the enemy at Brandy Station, I moved toward that point, and found three regiments of cavalry, under Sir Perch Wyndham, plundering and destroying the property there. I charged, and drove them from the station, taking a stand of colors and many prisoners (among them a colonel), and pursued them some distance on the Stevensburg road. I was then ordered by the major-general commanding to advance upon Culpeper Court-House, and drive the enemy, reported to be there, from that point, and to place a picket on the Stevensburg road. I sent 200 men to Culpeper Court-House, and ascertained that no enemy had been there, and sent a squadron on the Stevensburg road. This squadron captured the enemy's picket of 14 men, and sent in during the evening 20 men. Our loss during the day was 5 killed and 11 wounded. Among the first was Lieutenant Hockman, Company E; and of the wounded are Major [M. D.] Ball, and Lieutenant Sherrard, Company H. The regiment captured, as far as the company commander can ascertain, 122 prisoners. Our loss in prisoners is small; the exact number not known (but does not exceed 5 or 6), as missing men are still reporting. A return of the property captured by the regiment accompanies this report. * The universal good conduct of officers and men need not be commented upon by me, as they were acting under the eye of both brigade and division commanders.


Colonel, Commanding Eleventh Virginia Cavalry.

Captain W. K. MARTIN, A. A., Jones' Cavalry Brigade.

JULY 30, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by my regiment in the recent camping in Maryland and Pennsylvania: The regiment crossed the Potomac River on the 1st instant, and encamped for the night near Greencastle, and the next day moved to beyond Chambersburg, Pa.


*Not found.