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centre. Couch's division was on the right and left of the Williamsburgh road, near the forks, and along theNine-mile road. Peck's brigade was on the left, Devens's brigade in the centre, and Abecrombie's on the right, having two regiments and Brady's battery across the railroad near Fair Oaks, thus forming two lines of battle. Col. Gregg, with the Eighth Pennsylvania cavalry, was in the action, but owing to the nature of the ground could not be much employed. A part of the Eighth Illinotates Chasseurs, as well as for the account of those two excellent regiments, the Seventh Massachusetts and Thirty-first Pennsylvania, Cols. Russell and Williams, I refer to the reports of Gens. Couch and Abercrombie. Those regiments, as well as Brady's battery, First Pennsylvania artillery, (which is highly praised,) were hid from my personal observation during most of the action. They acted in concert with the Second corps, by the opportune arrival of which, at Fair Oaks, in the afternoon,
left on the field,) Charles S. Leonard, David B. Copeland. Total — Killed, four; wounded, thirty; missing, twenty-eight--in all, sixty-two. Respectfully, your obedient servant, Robert Cowdin, Colonel First Massachusetts Volunteers. Captain Brady's account. headquarters light battery H, First Pennsylvania artillery, near Fort Darling, July 1, 1862. We have had a victory! Five thousand rebel prisoners, and thirty pieces of artillery. In the morning, every thing indicated a ha five rounds. They were completely scared. Every shot told, and coming from a point not reckoned on, compelled them to respect Mr. Fagan's position and withdraw. It was inferred that this party had run out of whisky, for they dried up very soon. When the train was blown up, our artillery ceased firing, and was then ordered to James River to rejoin the corps. There is every reasonable appearance of a victorious entrance into Richmond soon. James Brady, Captain First Pennsylvania Artillery