ommanded the entire town.
This fact I reported to General Early, who ordered me to remain where I then was, and prevent any advance from town on the part of the enemy.
During the night the enemy recrossed the river; and on the following morning I moved in and occupied the town, capturing about forty prisoners. In concluding this brief report, I desire specially to mention the names of Captain J. A. Barksdale, adjutant of this brigade; Lieutenant J. A. Gibson, acting inspector-general; Harris Barksdale, aid-de-camp, as having acted with the greatest possible coolness and gallantry.
Dr. Hill, senior surgeon of the brigade, and all the regimental surgeons, did their whole duty.
All the couriers who were with us, J. T. Broach, W. M. Palmer, and W. L. McKee, carried my messages to the different commands promptly, regardless of danger.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Wm. Barksdale, Brigadier-General, commanding.
Report of Brigadier-General Posey.