mistaking him for a private, tells him, with an oath, that this is neither the time nor place for stragglers, and orders him back to his regiment; and so the night wears on, and fifty thousand men lay upon their guns again.
Colonel Shanklin, with a strong detachment from my brigade, was captured last night while on picket.
Rifle pits are being dug, and I am ordered to protect the workmen.
The rebels hold a strip of woods in our immediate front, and we get up a lively skirmishlle in the morning.
It is impossible to collect the information necessary in the short time allowed me. One of my regimental commanders, Colonel Foreman, was killed; another, Colonel Humphrey, was wounded, and is in hospital; another, Lieutenant-Colonel Shanklin, was captured, and is absent; but I gathered up hastily what facts I could obtain as to the casualties in the several regiments, and wrote my report in the few minutes which remained for me to do so, and sent it in. I have not had an o