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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 8. (ed. Frank Moore) 15 1 Browse Search
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Second brigade, Colonel Smith D. Atkins, Ninety-second Illinois mounted infantry, commanding, was composed of the following regiments, namely, Ninety-second Illinois mounted infantry, Lieutenant-Colonel Van Buskirk; Tenth Ohio cavalry, Lieutenant-Colonel Sanderson; Ninth Ohio cavalry, Colonel Hamilton; Eighth Ohio cavalry, Colonel Heath; squadron First Ohio cavalry, Captain Dazel; and Ninth Michigan cavalry, Colonel Acker, amounting to two thousand seven hundred (2700) men. I left my encampmeimes, faithfully performed the responsible duties that have devolved upon them. Always on duty, attentive to orders, energetic, skilful, and brave. Both are educated gentlemen and accomplished cavalry soldiers; both merit promotion. Lieutenant-Colonel Sanderson and his regiment, Tenth Ohio cavalry, at East-Macon; Colonel Acker and his regiment, Ninth Michigan ; and Colonel Jones, Eighth Indiana, when cut off and surrounded near Waynesboro; Colonel Heath and his regiment, at Buckhead Creek.
two missing; thirty-four men killed, one hundred and fifty-three wounded, and one hundred and sixty-six missing. Before closing my remarks, I desire to make favorable mention of my brigade commanders, Colonels Murray and Atkins. Both have, at all times, faithfully performed the responsible duties that have devolved upon them. Always on duty, attentive to orders, energetic, skilful, and brave. Both are educated gentlemen and accomplished cavalry soldiers; both merit promotion. Lieutenant-Colonel Sanderson and his regiment, Tenth Ohio cavalry, at East-Macon; Colonel Acker and his regiment, Ninth Michigan ; and Colonel Jones, Eighth Indiana, when cut off and surrounded near Waynesboro; Colonel Heath and his regiment, at Buckhead Creek. The Ninety-second Illinois mounted infantry, Lieutenant-Colonel Van Buskirk; the Ninth Pennsylvania, Colonel Jordon ; the Third Kentucky, Lieutenant-Colonel King; the Tenth Ohio, Fifth Ohio, and Ninth Michigan cavalry, at Waynesboro, December fourth
enth Ohio volunteer cavalry drove the enemy out of their camp, capturing eight (8) prisoners. Lieutenant Cockley, Acting Aid-de-Camp on my staff, while examining the roads in our front, attended by an orderly, encountered four (4) rebels, and, armed only with a sabre himself, captured the four and brought them into camp. 16th. Marched at seven A. M. At noon my brigade took the advance, and encountered Wheeler's cavalry at Bear Creek Station. The Tenth Ohio volunteer cavalry, Lieutenant-Colonel Sanderson commanding, made a gallant sabre-charge against the enemy, posted behind rail barricades, dismounted. They drove them in confusion, killing and wounding many with the sabre, and captured twenty prisoners, including three (3) commissioned officers. I saw the charge myself, and take great pleasure in assuring the Commanding General that the Tenth did its whole duty. Our loss was four (4) killed, seven (7) wounded, and four (4) captured. We encamped that night near Bear Creek Sta
ing. All of the wounded except three will be fit for duty in a few days. I cannot accurately judge of the enemy's loss, but am confident it exceeds one hundred in killed and wounded, including the loss he sustained in his first ineffectual charge. I also captured from him thirteen prisoners, including one commissioned officer and one sergeant. We also took a number of good horses, and brought away several freedmen. The following is a list of killed and wounded: Killed: Privates Benjamin Sanderson and Ole Hanson, company B; private Henry W. Farnsworth, company C; First Sergeant Corydon D. Bevans, and private Clark D. Harding, company E; Corporal George H. Peaslee, company H; private Washington J. Smith, company I. Wounded and missing: Privates George Brewer and William Shearer, company B; private Andrew Brigham, company G; private John Pope, company I. Wounded: Sergeant Albert G. Hunt, First Sergeant Henry Durant, Corporal Edward Frygang, and private William F. Ingh