of the Potomac
It is commanded by Colonel William P. Baily
, formerly an officer in the third company of the National Guard, a cool, brave, and experienced officer, who possesses the confidence and affection of his men, and will never disappoint the hopes of his country.
At the battles of Gaines's Mill
, White Oak Swamp
, Peach Orchard
, Savage's Station, Antietam
, and Fredericksburgh
, this gallant regiment, now reduced to about two hundred and fifty effective men, fought with a valor and self-sacrificing devotion that won the applause of the whole army.
It was the last to leave the field at the bloody fight at Gaines's Mill
, and at Fredericksburgh
led the charge of Zook
's brigade, and laid its dead nearer the rebel works than any other regiment.
In this charge Colonel Baily
was wounded by a fragment of a shell which struck him in the breast, fracturing the collar-bone; but we are happy to learn that he is rapidly recovering, and that he will soon rejoin the “Crazy Delawares,” which he has so often led to glorious deeds on the field of battle.--Baltimore American, January 14