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[321] the Sixty-sixth and Seventh Ohio, while they advanced and gained equal distance in front.

We lay there until about six o'clock, having been shelled briskly from the commencement up to that time.

The infantry was then ordered to advance; we kept advancing until we crossed a corn-field. Our front was then clear; the troops in front having flanked to the right. In advancing through the corn-field, there was a road or ravine where we found a regiment of regulars, (the Twelfth, I believe,) all lying down. I tried to get them to advance. Our regiment called them “cowards,” and walked over them; after leaving the corn-field we received the first round of grape and canister; we advanced further until we reached a small mound; by this time we were the only regiment holding the open field, the others having flanked to the right that were on our right, and the regiment that came up on our left; after we had advanced through the corn-field we only fired one volley, and retired immediately, the officer commanding leading them off the field.

The enemy by this had been forced to retire, and if we had been reinforced, we would have driven them from the field. From some unexplained reason, we were left to the kind mercy of — the enemy, who seemed to know their business, and brought another brigade into action against us, no doubt with the intention of making a finish of the few brave men remaining on the field. We went into action with about two hundred and seventy-five men, and lost in killed, wounded and missing one hundred and twenty-two. The following is a list:

Company A--Wounded: First Lieut. Austin T. Shryer, in arm, severely; Second Lieut. Joseph W. Miller, in foot; Sergeant Thomas A. Scott, in head, severely; Sergeant Jacob Rice, in breast; Corporal John Stofel, wounded in the hand; Fife-Major Hugh Coleman, wounded in arm, severely; privates, A. Brightman, wounded in leg and missing; Wm. Baker, wounded in face and missing; Joseph Burkhardt, wounded in leg and missing; Martin Benziger, wounded in thigh and missing.

Company B--Capt. J. A. Remly, wounded in ankle; Sergeant J. Lyons, wounded in left side; Corporal Thomas Hays, killed; Sergeant George Haig, wounded in hand; privates, D. Custard, missing and supposed to be killed; James Davis, wounded in side; George Kays, wounded in leg and foot; Charles Meyers, wounded severely in leg; John Gray, wounded in chin; Thomas Watson, wounded in leg; W. Mothersill, wounded in leg.

Company C--Killed: Corporal Geo. W. Young, private W. H. Arbor. Wounded: Sergeant Chas. Friedeborn, in breast; Corporal Charles Fairfax, in thigh; private Geo. W. Gaugh, in side; James A. Morrow, in leg; John T. Coverdale, in side, severely.

Company D--Killed: Private Frederick Shoemaker. Wounded: First Lieut. Robert Kirkup, in arm, severely; Sergeant James Clark, in leg, slight; Sergeant John B. McElhaney, in thigh; Sergeant C. Dillon, in leg; Corporal T. Hettle, in hand; Corporal George Granger, in leg; private John Bourk, in leg; Benjamin Cline, wounded in leg; Valentine Gilbe, in arm; Owen Haley, in arm; John Nolan, in leg; Xavier Stoll, in leg.

Company E--Corp. Geo. W. Gentle, wounded in head; Corporal W. Williams, in face; John Garner, A. Carnahan, killed; George A. Peet, dangerously wounded and missing; P. Brady, wounded in foot; Wm. Fischer, leg; H. S. Henneman, foot; J. Koltoff, head; P. Cramig, thigh; J. R. Lamb, leg, slightly; E. Myers, shoulder; T. S. Rice, arm and leg; T. Wright, hip, slightly.

Company F--Lieut. James Kinkead, hand; Sergeant Jesse McLean, arm, (severe;) Sergeant James Carr, do.; Corporal Michael Boyle, leg; Corporal John Springmeyer, neck; Corporal John Coleman, leg; Corporal James Reynolds, hand; Corporal H. Brokamp, arm; privates, Reuben Daily, face; Charles Hinch, leg; Isaac Baum, wounded and missing; Charles Viner, hand; Richard Henniger, killed; privates, W. Drexillieus, killed; Henry Huier, killed; John Slossner, wounded in leg, (severe;) John McQuirk, do.

Company G--Wounded: Lieut. C. F. McKenzie, arm; Sergeant Wilson Gregg, since died; Corporal C. B. Spennett, in leg; Thomas Mundy, in leg; W. F. Ransom, in wrist; R. Connolly, face, severe; Thomas Trustman, leg, slight; M. H. Seriner, side, severe; Thomas Nolan, since died; Wm. Passner, hip; Corporal A. Myers, hip.

Company H--First Lieut. W. H. Neely, in side; Second Lieut. James M. Jackaway, do.; Sergeant M. Ward, in leg; H. Dreutler, killed; M. Pennefether, do.; Aleck Weykill, in abdomen; Thomas Manning, in leg; John Tigue, wounded and missing; Martin Hughes, in leg; Frederick Wernsing, in ankle; John McGroverny, in shin; Robert Busscimeyer, in leg, severe; W. Washman, in abdomen; John Madden, in leg.

Company I--Lieut. W. A. Thomas, wounded in arm; Sergeant George Kent, killed; private Andrew Wurfas, killed; Sergeant Joseph Christy, wounded in thigh; privates, W. B. Anderson, in shoulder; John Butler, in hand; M. Ackley, do.; A. Day, missing.

Company K--Lieut. Morgan Shaw, wounded in collar-bone, slightly; Sergeant J. P. Kelley, killed; Corporal T. J. Collins, wounded in side and leg. Privates, W. L. Givens, killed; E. L. Quinton, wounded and missing; J. S. Crain, wounded in thigh; Jerry Calden, wounded in neck; Louis Cupp, wounded in arm; Charles McKenzie, wounded in shoulder; R. Maguire, wounded in arm; George Milhelm, wounded in abdomen, slightly; John E. Rosseo, wounded in hand; W. H. Asbury, wounded in neck; Daniel W. Smith, wounded in abdomen, slightly.


John H. Patrick, Lieut.-Col. Commanding, Fifth O. V. I.
P. S.--This is the official report of the Fifth Regiment O. V. I.

J. H. P.

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headquarters First brigade, Second division, Second corps army of Virginia, Culpeper Court-House, Va., August 10, 1862.
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