y Captains J. W. Barlow and Thomas P. Wilkinson; Company B, from Bedford county, Captain Robert B. Clayton; Company D, from Prince George, Captain C. Shirley Harrison, of Brandon; and Company E, from Henrico, Captain Thomas Ballard Blake. Lieutenant Sam Wilson, was Adjutant.
The 10th Virginia and the 19th Virginia Battalion (also composed of five companies) were under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel John Wilder Atkinson, of Richmond, with Lieutenant John L. Cowardin as adjutant.
The 18ta deadly fire on them as they crossed.
It was during this charge that my company suffered most severely.
One-third were either killed or wounded, more or less seriously.
Gallant Crutchfield killed.
Colonel Crutchfield was killed, and Adjutant Wilson shot through the leg, which had to be amputated.
I received a slight wound in the shoulder, which, however, did not incapacitate me. After the enemy had retreated across the creek, we gathered up our handful of men and fell back to our ori