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ndering me incapable of going forward with my men. In passing over the hill, my regiment suffered severely. Among those killed, I cannot fail to mention Captain Charles Bruce, whose conduct was worthy of all praise. The regiment remained exposed to a heavy fire during the whole battle, and were forward in the charge each time an effort was made to take the enemy's batteries. I cannot close this report without calling your attention to the gallant conduct of Captain W. W. T. Coghill, Richard Logan, Jr., and P. Poindexter, who acted during the whole day with great coolness and bravery. We lost twelve killed and fifty-seven wounded. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, S. Gregory Hodges, Colonel, commanding Fourteenth Virginia Regiment. Reports of Colonel S. D. Lee. Camp discipline, July 20, 1862. Captain N. R. Fitzhugh, Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Brigade: Captain: By direction of the General commanding, I have the honor to report that, by his direction,
Correspondence of the Richmond Dispatch.from the Camp at Ashland. Camp Ashland, Hanover Co.,1 Va., May 14th, 1861. Being a member of the "Meadsville Grays," a rifle company from Halifax county, and that company having been overlooked by your correspondence, I take the liberty of calling your attention to the fact that that company is still in existence, and in camp at Ashland. Mr. Richard Logan is our Captain. He graduated several years ago at Lexington, and is, perhaps, equal in point of military skill to any officer here. Our First lieutenant is Mr. Samuel Kent; he is a second Winfield Scott in stature, but a much better man in character. The company numbers about sixty-five men, all of whom are eager to begin the conflict which will decide the fact that we mean to be free, or consign us to soldiers' graves. Our rifles, which were furnished by the voluntary contributions of the citizens of Halifax, are the best that I have seen. The rifle of itself is a formidable we
Pursuant to adjournment, the Senate met at 7½ o'clock. The Tax bill being under consideration when the Senate adjourned, there being no quorum present, Mr. Brannon moved a call of the Senate. The motion prevailed, whereupon the roll was called, and the following Senators found absent: *James D. Armstrong, Cyrus A. Branch, Charles Bruce, *W. W. Carraway, Boliver, Christian, *Joseph Christian, *Ro A. Coghill, W. H. Day, Asa D. Dickinson, *B. B. Douglas, *Wm. L. Early, J. R. Garnett, Richard Logan, *James K. Marshall, Charles Massie, Wm. N. McKenney, B. H. Nash, Wm D. Pate, John D Pennybacker, Wm. D. Quesenberry, *James M. Taliaferro, Wm. F. Thompson, T. H. Urquhart, J. W. M. Witten. The doors being closed, Mr. Johnston moved that the Sergeant-at-Arms be directed to summon to the bar of the Senate such Senators as were absent. He wished the community to know who it was that was neglecting the public business at this important juncture. The motion was agreed to, and the Serg