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for a considerable distance in front. As General Winder moved forward his brigade, a rapid and severe fire of shell was opened upon it, Captain Poague, with two Parrott guns, was promptly placed in position on the left of the road to engage, and if possible dislodge the Federal battery. Captain Carpenter was sent to the right tos, and Colonel Ronald, Fourth regiment, to support him; Captain Carpenter to take his battery in same direction, to execute the above order. Captain Poague's two Parrott guns I ordered in position on the left of the road, in a wheat-field, and opened on the enemy's battery, the smoke of of which only could be seen; the remaining pthe ninth, having crossed South-River, and following the brigade about one and a half miles down the road leading to Swift Run Gap, I received orders to place two Parrott pieces on the left of the road, from which position they opened on the enemy's batteries. The balance of my guns, being of short range, were kept under cover. A
ent well in hand, moving up in gallant style. Though he lost heavily, he held the extreme left, and delivered to me two Parrott guns, a part of the fruits of his victory. Upon Lieutenant-Colonel L. Botts devolved the command of the Second regime from their new works. The enemy opened on these two batteries with twelve rifle guns of large calibre, (twenty-pounder Parrott.) The engagement was kept up for half an hour, when the batteries were withdrawn, having accomplished the object for whin: You will notice in the column of remarks opposite to Graham's battery, that that battery lost two guns (one rifled Parrott and one six-pounder) near Malvern Cliff, on the thirtieth June, though the battery was not directly in action. While ast and successful charge obliqued to the right, and the right of my regiment obliqued the road in which it captured two Parrott pieces in battery, which, from their heated condition, had evidently been used very freely and with terrible effect upon
guns which had been in action on the plain, and under my immediate command, were ordered to the rear, and Captain Brown's three guns, and Captain Revera, with two Parrott guns, which had been kept out during the day on account of the want of experience of the company, were sent forward to their place; but these did not fire. Captart of the part taken by the battery under my command in the battle of the ninth instant, at Cedar Run: About five o'clock P. M., by order of Major Andrews, two Parrott guns were taken to the front, along the road leading to Culpeper Court-House. These, along with Captain Carpenter's Parrott piece, were, by direction of Major Anlowing report of the part taken by this battery in the action of Cedar Run, on the ninth day of August, 1862. I received orders early in the afternoon to take my Parrott piece to the front, which was promptly executed, placing it in position within seven hundred yards of five or six pieces of the enemy. Major Andrews, thinking it
re upon him. This was responded to by a battery of the enemy's in a few moments, and I sent two Parrott guns from Brown's battery to the assistance of Robertson's pieces, which were of short range, a the right bank of the Potomac. At daylight on the fourteenth, I sent Captain French, with two Parrott guns and two rifle pieces of Branch's battery, under Lieutenant Martin, to London Heights, wherColonel Cutts, to a point considerably farther on the left, eleven long-range guns, viz., eight Parrott rifles, two three-inch rifles, and one Napoleon, under Captains Lane and Ross, and Lieutenant Rieutenant Gilbraith, afterward engaged the enemy on our right until dark; the other ten-pounder Parrott was disabled during the action, and sent from the field. During the action Captain Squiers w we lost no guns. Captain Thompson's (then Captain D'Aquin's) battery captured one ten-pounder Parrott, which they brought off. In recrossing the Potomac, a forge belonging to Captain Crenshaw's bat