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[399] to Two Taverns, where I encamped for the night. In this engagement my command lost as follows:


making a total of five hundred and forty-two. Among the killed I regret to record the name of Major N. H. Ferry, of the Fifth Michigan cavalry, who fell while heroically cheering on his men. It would be impossible for me to particularize in those instances deserving especial mention; all, both men and officers, did their duty. There were many cases of personal heroism, but a list of their names would make my report too extended. To Colonel Town, commanding the First Michigan cavalry, and to the officers and men of his regiment for the gallant manner in which they drove the enemy from the field, great praise is due. Colonel Mann, of the Seventh Michigan cavalry, and Colonel Alger, of the Fifth Michigan cavalry, as well as the officers and men of their commands, are entitled to much credit for their united efforts in repelling the advance of the enemy. The Sixth Michigan cavalry rendered very good service by guarding both my right and left flank; also by supporting battery M under a very hot fire from the enemy's battery. Colonel Gray, commanding the regiment, was constantly seen wherever his presence was most needed, and is deserving of special mention. I desire to commend to your favorable notice Lieutenants Pennington, Clark, Woodruff, and Hamilton, of battery M, Second artillery, for the zeal and ability displayed by each on this occasion. My thanks are personally due to the following named members of my staff, who on many occasions exhibited remarkable gallantry in transmitting and executing my orders on the field:

Captain G. A. Drew, Sixth Michigan cavalry, Assistant Inspector-General.

First Lieutenant R. Baylis, Fifth Michigan cavalry, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

First Lieutenant William H. Wheeler, First Michigan cavalry, A. D. C.

First Lieutenant William Colerick, First Michigan cavalry, A. D. C.

I desire also to mention two of my buglers, Joseph Fought, company D, Fifth U. S. cavalry, and Peter Boehn, company B, Fifth U. S. cavalry; also, Orderlies Norval Churchill, company L, First Michigan cavalry, George L. Foster, company C, First Michigan cavalry, and Benjamin H. Butler, company M, First Michigan cavalry.

Respectfully submitted,

G. A. Custer, Brigadier-General Commanding Second Brigade. Jacob L. Greene, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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