heavy — that nothing withstood the onset of our men. But I must close, as the courier is about to leave.
Major Kemper, of our battalion, was severely wounded in the arm, but not dangerously.
He is a brave, unassuming officer.
It was not his first fight, as the country knows.
Of the 300 men in our battalion, not more than six were wounded, and none fatally--two in Capt. Rhett's, one in Capt. Grimes's, two in Capt. Parker's, (Sergt. James Jones in the arm and hip slightly, and private David Richardson slightly in the leg.) and one other that I do not know personally.
Col. Lee's position was well chosen, and the battle was brought on in the enemy's attempt to capture his batteries.
Our men behaved remarkably well, It is impossible to state our loss.
It is, however, much less than that of the enemy.
This is certainly true in that part of the field where our battalion operated.
I know this from personal inspection.
This morning we moved up and occupied the enemy's ground,