t considerable distance, which I did, passing over a fence, across a field, and through the woods, the rebels falling back before us. We still advanced through an open field.
Here we advanced in line of battle, when a brigade of troops, dressed in our uniforms, and supposed to be our own, opened a terrific fire on our front and left flank, from which fire I lost my bravest and best men.
In connection with this movement, I cannot speak in too high praise of Major Chandler, Capts. Baldwin, Walker and Adams, and Lieuts. Henry and Sutherland, who assisted greatly in cheering on the men. During this encounter, Major Chandler and Lieutenant Sutherland were wounded and fell, and were probably taken prisoners.
The officers and men behaved with great courage during the whole time.
The following is a list of casualties in the engagement:
Major Chandler, missing, and supposed to be wounded and a prisoner.
Company A--Killed--Private Julius A. Phelps, of Brookline, Mass. Wounded — H.