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been absent on leave during all the operations in which his regiment has been engaged since his promotion, he, consequently, not having enjoyed an opportunity to prove his ability to command as has Major Ayers. Lieutenant-Colonel Holliday, commanding the Fifteenth, and Captain Coburn, commanding the Tenth West Virginia, are also worthy of especial mention, he former for bravery bordering on recklessness, the latter for coolness, good judgment, and alacrity in obeying orders. Captain Kirkpatrick and Lieutenant Minter, each commanding a company of sharpshooters, are deserving of especial commendation, and lastly my thanks are due to Captain Gandy and Lieutenant Lazear and Rollyson for their prompt, cheeful, and intelligent performance of their duties as staff officers. Accompanying please find list of casualties.*

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. H. HARRIS,

Brigadier-General.

Captain C. H. HURD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, INDEPENDENT DIV., 24TH ARMY CORPS,

April 25, 1865.

CAPTAIN: In compliance with your circular of the 24th instant I have the honor to state that the operations of my command, consisting of the Tenth, Eleventh, and Fifteenth West Virginia Infantry Regiments, since my report of the 2nd instant, have consisted principally in marches, it having marched from Petersburg, via Burkeville Junction, Farmville, and Appomattox Court-House, to Lynchburg, and thence, via Appomattox Court-House, Burkeville, and Amelia Court-House, to Richmond, a distance of over 200 miles.

My command was engaged in a skirmish with a force thrown out by General Lee for the protection of the flank of his retreating army on the evening of the 6th instant, in the vicinity of High Bridge, on the South Side Railroad, and again on the morning of the 9th instant, about a mile west of Appomattox Court-House.

My casualties in these skirmishes were one wounded, viz, Private John Smith, Company F, Eleventh West Virginia, in shoulder.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. M. HARRIS,

Brigadier-General.

Captain C. H. HURD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 245. Report of Captain George T. Anthony, Seventeenth Battery New York Light Artillery.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH NEW YORK BATTERY, TWENTY-FOURTH ARMY CORPS,

Richmond, Va., April 25, 1865.

SIR: I have the honor to report the operations of my command since March 26 ultimo, on which date I broke camp in obedience to orders from your headquarters and took post at Deep Bottom, Va.:

Soon after dark Monday, April [March] 27, I crossed the James at Deep Bottom, following Turner's division, crossing the Appomattox at

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*Shows 10 men killed and 6 officers and 109 men wounded.

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