utenant-General Polk, who was hard pressed, and as I recollect, two, if I could spare them.
I immediately sent Adams and Jackson, and at the same time suspended my movement, and sent forward Captain Blackburne with several of my escort, and Captain Coleman and Lieutenant Darragh of my staff, with orders to find and report with certainty the position and movements of the enemy.
Soon after an order came from the General Commanding to continue the movement.
The line again advanced, but had not e, Aide-de-Camp; Major Graves, Chief of Artillery (twice wounded, and his horse shot under him); Major Wilson, Assistant Inspector-General (horse shot); Captain Semple, ordnance officer; Lieutenant Darragh, severely wounded.
Captains Martin and Coleman, of my volunteer staff, were active and efficient.
The former had his horse killed under him. 217
Drs. Heustis and Pendleton, Chief Surgeon and Medical Inspector, were unremitting in attention to the wounded.
Dr. Stanhope Breckinridge, Ass