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The Daily Dispatch: July 29, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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ad been drawn to this precision, when bang! came the third gun, taking off the head of the officer in command of our gun. Then our piece was rapidly moved to another position, but too late to save the life of a gallant officer. There was a constant struggle during the day over the enemy's batteries. Time and again were they captured by our men, and very often retaken by the enemy. The most excited creature on the battle field was the Rev. Mr. Repetto, Captain of the Page County (Va.) Grays, who claimed the honor of taking Rickett's (Sherman's) Battery. Of his whole company, nearly 100 strong, he had only 18 uninjured. Another of our Reverends, Col. Pendleton, a graduate of West Point, a resident of Lexington, Virginia, and an Episcopalian Minister, was quite busy during the day, and doubtless did more than any one else to check the advancing enemy. The inquiry among the prisoners was very general "who the Devil commanded that battery on the left, that killed so many of our
through the heart. Mr. Moore was shot and received a bayonet wound. He died on Monday morning. Page Volunteers, Luray.--Privates Ambrose Comer, John W. Kite, and James H. Gaines, all instantly killed by musket shots. Wounded--Southern Grays.--Geo. W. Sibert, badly wounded — shot through the breast. P. H. Grandstaff, flesh wound in the thigh. Valley Guards.--Lieut P. Bryan, slightly wounded in the head. Corporal M. D. Coffman, severely wounded through the left side. Private John J. Roof, badly wounded in the foot, Private David Harrigan, badly wounded in the foot and ankle. Bridgewater Grays--Private Jas. Minnick, wounded slightly in the heel. Chrisman's Infantry.--Lieut. Jas. Ralston, slightly wounded in the forehead. Private William Whitmore slightly wounded in the left hand. Page Volunteers.--Corporal Trinton O. Graves, badly wounded in the leg. Private James H. Cubbage, badly wounded in the thigh. Second Regiment Virginia Volunteers. T