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The Daily Dispatch: September 13, 1861., [Electronic resource],
's official report of skirmishes near Major Terrill Alexandria. (search)
Major Terrill's official report of skirmishes near Alexandria. Fairfax Station, Army of the Potomac, August 31st, 1861. To Col. A. P. Hill, Commanding Thirteenth Regiment Virginia Volunteers: Colonel:--I have the honor to submit the following report of an engagement with the Federal troops in the vicinity of Bailey's Cross Roads: On Sunday morning, August 25th, at 2 o'clock, A. M., I received from brigade headquarters an order from General A. Elzey, to take four companies of
gratification at the gallant and soldier-like conduct of every officer and private of the command.
Constantly exposed to the fire of a superior force, without rations, lying out in a drenching rain without blankets or covering of any kind, they performed the most arduous and critical duties in a manner that argues well for the success of our cause. With great respect, your ob't serv't. J. Barbour Terrill, Major 13th Infantry Va. Volunteers. To Col. A. P. Hill, Commanding 13th Infantry.