War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0252 OPERATIONS IN N. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LV.

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hour a heavy volley was fired at the enemy from the transverse wall. A hurried and general retreat of the enemy immediately followed, and our troops eagerly followed, firing upon the retreating army as it ran, and giving no opportunity to the enemy to reform or make a stand.

Several efforts were made by the enemy during the pursuit to rally, but the enthusiastic pursuit foiled all such efforts. Our troops were subject to artillery fire of solid shot, shell, and grape during the pursuit, and we reached the entrenchments of the Nineteenth Army Corps (which were captured in the morning)as the sun set. Here the pursuit by the infantry was discontinued. The first and second, and probably the third, colors planted on the recovered works of the Nineteenth Army Corps were of regiments composing this brigade.

Lieutenant John A. Gump, of the One hundred and thirty-eighth Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers, acting assistant adjutant-general on brigade staff, fell mortally wounded early in the action. Lieutenant Gump was a gallant officer. Lieutenant Kihn, Sixth Maryland, acting aide-de-camp on brigade staff, fell seriously, if not mortally, wounded in the afternoon. Second Lieutenant Wiley, One hundred and tenth Ohio, acting aide-de-camp on brigade staff, was captured by the enemy while returning from the ammunition train to his brigade. He was a gallant and daring officer. Through the entire day the conduct of Lieutenant Jonathan T. Rorer, One hundred and thirty-eighth Pennsylvania, acting assistant inspector-general on brigade staff, was most gallant and efficient. All the staff officers of the brigade are entitled to commendation.

The following is a list of the casualties that occurred in the brigade during the action:*

Killed. Wounded.

Regiment. Office Men. Office Men.

rs. rs.

126th Ohio Volunteers --- 4 1 14

110th Ohio Volunteers --- 5 2 27

122nd Ohio Volunteers 1 3 4 31

6th Maryland Volunteers --- 8 4 38

138th Pennsylvania Volunteers --- 2 4 36

9th New York Artillery --- 40 5 160

67th Pennsylvania Volunteers --- 3 --- 26

Missing.

Regiment. Office Men. Aggre

rs. gate.

126th Ohio Volunteers 1 5 25

110th Ohio Volunteers --- --- 34

122nd Ohio Volunteers --- 6 45

6th Maryland Volunteers --- 1 51

138th Pennsylvania Volunteers --- --- 42

9th New York Artillery --- --- 208

67th Pennsylvania Volunteers --- 1 30

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. H. BALL,

Colonel 122nd Ohio Vol. Infty., Temporarily Comdg. Second Brigadier

Captain A. J. SMITH,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Div., Sixth Corps.

No. 62. Report of Captain Clifton K. Prentiss, Sixth Maryland Infantry, of operations September 19-25.

HDQRS. SIXTH REGIMENT MARYLAND VOLUNTEERS,

September 27, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that on the 19th of September, at 2 a. m., the regiment of which I have command broke camp near Clifton

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*But see revised table, p. 132.

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