of exposure, prominent in the advance, and bearing extraordinary fatigues without a murmur — show a willingness to sacrifice their comfort, and if need be, their lives, for their country. Let other of our prominent men do as they have done — are doing — and the rank and file of our country will throng to follow such earnest leaders. I owe especial thanks to the Hon. Charles R. Train, who volunteered his services on my staff at a time when fatiguing labor and most arduous service had deprived me of all my aids save one officer. This gentleman has also shown his willingness to lay down his life in his country's cause. The invasion of the loyal North called him from his congressional duties and his home at a moment's notice. No fatigues, though excessive — no danger, though most perilous, deterred him from moving forward wherever he could render assistance. To Captain Charles Wheaton, Jr., my aid, I am again indebted at a time when I was deprived of the valuable services of my Adjutant-General, Captain H. B. Scott, worn out by fatigue and exposure in the army of the Potomac. I cannot close this report without a recognition of the valor of the rank and file of my command. Every soldier, commissioned, non-commissioned or private, deserves a nation's thanks. I carried into action in officers and enlisted men of my brigade about two thousand two hundred and ten. I lost as follows:
I inclose detailed reports of colonels of regiments of my brigade, showing the services performed by them and their commands on this eventful day, as also a list of killed, wounded, and missing by name.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
George H. Gordon, Brigadier-General Commanding First Division Twelfth Corps.