108. the battle of Monocacy, Md
Major-General Wallace's report.
headquarters Middle Department, Eighth Army corps, Baltimore, August--, 1864. Colonel E. D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant-General:
Colonel — I beg leave to furnish the War Department with the following report in full of the operations of my command in the vicinity of Frederick City, Maryland, which resulted in the battle of Monocacy, fought ninth July last.
The informal report telegraphed Major-General Halleck frohio National Guard, who, ably assisted by Captain Lieb, United States cavalry, stubbornly held the Baltimore pike bridge, and thus kept open my line of retreat. Lew Wallace, Major-General Commanding.
Washington City, April 2, 1865. Brigadier-General E. D. Townsend, Assistant. Adjutant-General:
sir — In my official report of the battle of Monocacy I omitted to make mention of the very great obligations I was under to Hon. John W. Garrett, President of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company,