but by great coolness and presence of mind he extricated himself, and joined his regiment that night.
my thanks are due to my adjutant General, Capt. Brien; my aid, Chiswell Dabney, Jr., Lieuts. Throckmorton, and Johnson, of the Fairfax cavalry; Lieut. Jackson, aid to Gen. Jones, Volunteers for the occasion, for valuable services on the field.
Lieut. Throckmorton accompanied Capt. Pitzer, and was conspicuously useful during the day; and Lieut. Johnson was of great service to me. Corporal Henry Hagan, of First Virginia cavalry, was of great service in showing the First Kentucky regiment its position in line, and proved himself on this, as on every other occasion, worthy of a commission.
Raymond Burke, chief bugler Steele; privates Lewis, Barnes, Harris, Barton, Landsireet, Routh, Brigman, Thompson, and Carroll, of my escort, deserve my thanks for their promptness and accuracy in conveying orders and instructions.
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