War of the Rebellion: Serial 070 Page 0212 OPERATIONS IN N.VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLIX.

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Among the many who deserve special mention are First Lieutenant Thomas J Hyatt, acting adjutant, and Sgt. Major James W. Moffat, for their bravery and gallant conduct on the field of battle, both of whom have since been promoted; also First Sergt. John M. Russell, Company D, killed; Private Alvin V. Brashier, Company C, killed; and here I cannot refrain from special mention of the gallant color bearers of this regiment, Corpl. D. W. Welch, Company C, killed; Sergt. J. J. Bricker, Company H, Captured, and Sergt. Abram Colgrove, Company K, wounded, while gallantly standing by their colors in line of battle.

Corpl. James Love, Company H, at the battle of Monocacy, seeing the color bearer of another regiment fall, seized the colors and waved them defiantly two or three times, but was shot down seriously wounded and has since died.

Statement of casualties from May 4 to July 9, 1864.

From May 4 to June 30, Battle of Monocacy,

1864. July 9, 1864.

Command. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.

Killed. 3 41 ... 3

Wounded. 8 207 3 40

Missing. ... 17 ... 28

Captured. 3 43 ... 29

Wounded and since 2 34 ... ....


Aggregate. 16 342 3 100


Command. Officers. Men.

Killed. 3 44

Wounded. 11 247

Missing. .... 45

Captured. 3 72

Wounded and since 2 34


Aggregate. 19 442

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant-Colonel 126th Ohio Vols., Commanding Regiment.

Lieutenant JOHN A. GUMP,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 15. Report of Colonel Matthew R. McClennan, One hundred and thirty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry, of battle of the Monocacy.


September 10, 1864.


On the morning of the 9th instant [July] the enemy's sudden appearance in our front [at Monocacy] required us to make immediate preparations for his reception, and our division was formed in line of battle south of the railroad. I being senior officer present, assumed command of the portion of this brigade present and remained in charge until the end of the battle. My regiment was sent with a


*For portion of this report (here omitted) covering operations from May 4 to July 6, see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 751, and Vol. XL, Part I.