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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 2. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 26, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ing twenty minutes after 12 o'clock M., in which the enemy brought to the field 14,000 well-armed and well-disciplined troops and 10,000 irregular troops, and our own force amounted to about 5,000 troops in the early part of the engagement, and considerably less than four thousand troops for the concluding four hours of it. It is with great pleasure that I acknowledge valuable aid and assistance from Major A. B. Porter, Adjutant Geo. W. Waldron, who was wounded in the leg, and Sergeant-Major Charles Compton; and to express my unbounded admiration of the heroic conduct displayed by both officers and men. No troops, regular or volunteer, ever sustained their country's flag with more determined valor and fortitude; they have crowned themselves with imperishable honor, and must occupy a conspicuous place in the history of their country. A list of the killed, missing, and wounded will be found attached to this report, together with such notices of individual prowess as were observed o
ncluded twenty minutes after twelve o'clock, M, in which the enemy brought to the field 14,000 well armed and well disciplined troops and 10,000 irregular troops, and our own force amounted to about 5,000 troops in the early part of the engagement, and considerably less than 4,000 troops for the concluding four hours of it. It is with great pleasure that I acknowledge valuable aid and assistance from Maj. A. B. Porter, Adjutant Geo. W. Waldron, who was wounded in the leg, and Sergeant Major Chas. Compton; and to express my unbounded admiration of the heroic conduct displayed by both officers and men. No troops, regular or volunteer, ever sustained their country's flag with more determined valor and fortitude; they have crowned themselves with imperishable honor, and must occupy a conspicuous place in the history of their country. Before concluding this report, I must bear testimony to the gallant and meritorious conduct of Captain A L. Mason, of Company C, who fell in a charg