companies and a part of the seven of the Seventy-fifth Ohio were, at the time the order was received, separated from the regiment by your previous orders during the day, and had been engaged in skirmishing with the advance of the enemy, so that I had not the benefit of their strength in the battle.
The companies of my own regiment engaged, with the numbers present of each, were as follows:
Company A, Capt. Friend commanding,86 men.
Company I, Capt. Fry commanding,61 men.
Company C, Capt. Harris commanding,71 men.
Company H, Capt. Pilcher commanding,69 men.
Company E, Capt. Foster commanding,46 men.
Company G, Lieut. Morey commanding,60 men.
Total of Seventy-fifth Ohio engaged,444 men.
I have not yet ascertained the numbers engaged in the Twenty-fifth Ohio, but have been informed by Lieut.-Col. Richardson that his nine companies were incomplete.
He will report, himself, the exact number in the action.
The enemy were in position on the top of the mountain, entirely
ficers, Capt. Walters and Lieut. Plum, of company L, and Lieut. Kimball, of company F, were constantly in the advance, and exposed to the sharpest fire of the enemy.
Major Chapman and his whole command, who promptly obeyed each order and charged most gallantly — braver and more eager men never met an enemy; Adjutant Benjamin Gregory, who fearlessly and correctly carried orders on the field, and his untiring exertions during the entire expeditions; Sergeants McCutchen, company F, Gribben and Harris, company L, and Regimental Color-Sergeant Alfred Randolph, won praise from all by deeds of daring done by each.
I have the honor to be your obed't servant, Judson Kilpatrick, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding
A National account.
Fredericksburgh, July 24, 1869.
Immediately upon the heels of the brilliant dash upon Beaver Dam, and before the exuberance and congratulations have ceased, another affair, equally daring in its conception and surpassingly successful, has instilled enthus