War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0198 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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Massachusetts) battery (A) followed up our advance and took up a commanding position, materially aiding in the movement, which was by this time evidently succeeding all along the line of the army. with little difficulty we advanced to the brick house on the north side of the pike and a the foot of the slope east of Winchester. A severe artillery fire was here encountered, and here some of the enemy's infantry seemed inclined to deadly for a short time our advance. Sending to General Getty for a battery to confront the one that was giving us so destructive a fire, I soon had Captain Stevens' (Fifth Maine) battery trotting up to our support. From the moment it opened our forward movement was without opposition, and the enemy could be seen in the distance running routed to the rear in the direction of the Winchester and Strasburg pike. Our men were wild with delight at this evidence of their glorious success, and could hardly be restrained and kept in ranks.

Of my gallant veteran brigade, which has so many time before shown it willingness and ability to meet the enemy, I cannot speak in too high terms of praise, and with the rudest satisfaction I refer to the fact that I received upon the field the thanks of the division commander for the gallant manner in which heir portion of the day's work was done.

The casualties in the brigade during the battle of Winchester were among officers as follows: Sixty-second New York-Lieutenant Colonel T. B. Hamilton, slightly wounded; Lieutenant W. W. Sherman, severely wounded. Ninety-third Pennsylvania Volunteers-Captain P. G. Mark and Lieutenant William Tate, severely wounded; Adjt. J. M. Seibert and Lieutenant B. F. Kreiger, slightly wounded. Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers-Captain Charels Reen, Captain Joseph Lautenbacher, Leiut. William Wilson, and Lieutenant M. McMurray, severely wounded; Lieut John Heppler, killed. One hundred and second Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers-Captain James D. Kirk and Lieutenant C. S. Barclay, severely wounded. One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers-Captain James McGregor, slightly wounded; Lieutenant James C. Barley, severely wounded. First Lieutenant Robert W. Lyon, One hundred and second Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, aide-de-camp, severely wounded.

Sixteen enlisted men were killed, 15 wounded, and 8 missing.*

By the One hundred and second Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, 2 field officers, 8 line officers, and 161 enlisted men were captured. By the Ninety-third Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, 54 enlisted men wee captured. By the Sixty-second New York Veteran Volunteers, 5 enlisted men were captured; and by the Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania Vetarn Volunteers, and by the One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 80 enlisted men were captured. These prisoners were turned over the guards of the Second and First Divisions of this corps and to cavalry provost; on some cases receipts were taken, but not in all.

The following-named officers seemed entitled to special mention for their distinguished services during this battle, in which, however, all did well: Lieutenant Colonel Theodore B. Hamilton, commanding Sixty-second New York Veteran Volunteers, who was wounded; Lieut Colonel John B. Kohler, commanding Ninety-eighth Pennsylvania Veteran

Volunteers; Major Robert Munroe, commanding One hundred and thirty-ninth Pennsylvania Volunteers, who was wounded; Major James H. Coleman, commanding

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*But see revised table, p. 113.

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