d officers, (1481,) and lost, in killed and wounded, four hundred and twenty-six, (426,) including forty-one (41) officers.
Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon the men and officers for their gallant conduct upon this occasion, and it is hard to discriminate where so many deported themselves so well; yet there are a few cases which cannot pass without honorable mention.
Among the most deserving, I submit the cases of those who acted preeminently brave.
Lieutenants Hutcherson and J. Thomas Green, Eighth Virginia regiment, Lieutenant J. D. McIntire, of the Nineteenth Virginia, acted with a coolness and bravery never surpassed.
Captain Boyd, Lieutenant Shepherd, and Sergeant Gilmer, of the Nineteenth Virginia, also acted with conspicuous bravery.
Sergeant Gilmer, while urging his men over the breastworks, and calling upon them to follow their Colonel, and to remember Butler, fell, badly wounded.
Also, Color-Corporal Lee, of the Twenty-eighth Virginia, and Captain Jefress, of t