War of the Rebellion: Serial 095 Page 0547 Chapter LVIII. SKIRMISH NEAR FLINT HILL, VA.

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a deep mud many of the horses could hardly run; the enemy soon overtook us and commenced firing killing one, wounding two, and three supposed captured. We retreated back to Flint Hill stockade. I then sent a man to headquarters to report. We remained at the stockade until the Third Battalion arrived. I then went with Major Bosworth to show him the route they had taken, when I returned back some of patrol with the Third Battalion. Soon after the sergeant-major and three men came up, and said they were going over to Fairfax Court-House. I then fell in what men were left and proceeded to the Court-House in company with the sergeant-major. On our way back to Vienna we overtook two men that were dismounted; their horses were brought into camp.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

O. K. GAULT,

Second Lieutenant Company A, Sixteenth New York Cavalry.

Captain H. M. GAYLORD,

Acting Adjutant.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH NEW YORK CAVALRY,

Vienna, Va., March 8, 1865.

Respectfully returned.

This report must state the number of officers, non-commissioned officers,and privates on patrol; the names of men killed, wounded, and missing; the number of horses killed, wounded, and missing, and the probable number of the enemy attacking.

By order of Colonel N. B. Sweitzer:

H. M. GAYLORD,

Captain and Acting Adjutant.

CAMP SIXTEENTH NEW YORK CAVALRY,

Vienna, Va., March 8, 1865.

The above patrol consisted of one second lieutenant, one sergeant, and twenty privates; we were attacked by a party of the enemy numbering about forty or fifty, killing 1 man, Eli Carts, Company A; wounding 2 men, A. Pocorny (fatal), James Hart, both of Company I; missing, Harvey Chambers, Frank Calson, of Company A, Andreas Eichberger, Company I; 1 horse, Company A, wounded, and 2 missing; Company I, 3 horses missing.

O. K. GAULT,

Second Lieutenant, Sixteenth New York Cavalry.

Captain H. M. GAYLORD,

Acting Adjutant.

Numbers 3. Report of Sergt. Otto Richter, Company I, Sixteenth New York Cavalry.

CAMP SIXTEENTH NEW YORK CAVALRY,

Vienna, Va., March 8, 1865.

CAPTAIN: In obedience to your directions, I report the transaction of yesterday, in which the patrol of this regiment from Vienna to Fairfax Court-House was attacked by guerrillas.