Taylor had been sent to my right; and, returning, I met an officer from General Elzey's brigade, who reported to me for orders. I directed him forward, as the brigade was on my right, and moved back with the Second and Fourth regiments, but found that General Taylor had passed around my right, and carried the battery before we came up. We then followed on in rear until ordered to return to camp. Accompanying this is a report of my losses. Strength, rank and file, two hundred and twenty-four. Respectfully submitted.
J. W. Allen, Colonel Second Regiment.Casualties of Second regiment in the actions of June eighth and ninth, 1862: Company A--Lieutenant Simpson, James N. Gallaher, William H. Moore, wounded. Company B--William Magauhy, wounded. Company C--O. S. Nelson, Nat. Grubbs, wounded. Company D--James M. Albin, J. Hultz, C. G. Stover, wounded. Company I--Peter Stickels, C. D. Castleman, George Kelley, wounded. Company E--Corporal Hull, privates Weddell, Shank, Prince, Lowdwick. Company F--Sergeant McCarty, privates Loher, Charles Dinkle, wounded. Company G--Lieutenant R. M. English, killed; Pat Ryans, Mowny E. Fry, wounded. Company K--Barton, wounded. Killed, one; wounded, twenty-four. Total, twenty-five.
J. W. Allen, Colonel Second Regiment.
Report of Colonel Munford.
headquarters Second Virginia cavalry, February 26, 1862.Major: In obedience to instructions from Lieutenant-General T. J. Jackson, to furnish a report of the operations of the cavalry brigade connected with his brilliant campaign in the Valley, I beg leave respectfully to submit the following. When I joined his army, under Major-General Ewell, the Sixth and Second Virginia cavalry were attached to his division. Our regiments had just been reorganized, and, as the senior cavalry officer, I had the outpost. My Headquarters were at Swift Run Gap, and my pickets extended from Culpeper Court-House to the mountains on the east side of the Blue Ridge, and from near Harrisonburgh to Wolftown on the west. A heavy scout was kept watching Geary's command, who was marching on Fredericksburgh to reenforee McDowell. After Shields had passed Warrenton, my regiment was, for the first time, assembled; finding over one hundred unarmed recruits added to my regiment, I was sent to Richmond to get arms, and while en route for that place, General Jackson started after Banks. I joined his command at Winchester, and reported for duty. The Sixth and Second cavalry were then under the command of Brigadier-General George H. Stewart. My regiment had been employed in tearing up the railroad near Front Royal, (Licutenant-Colonel Watis's report has already been sent in,) and guarding the flank of the division, and constantly skirmishing with the enemy; and, as soon as they had commenced their retreat, they were pursued by the Sixth and Second on the turnpike, to within five miles of Winchester, capturing a number of men, wagons, arms, and stores. My regiment supported the Sixth in their charge upon the First Maryland, (Yankee infantry,) and were constantly engaged picking up stragglers until the morning of the battle of Winchester; there they supported a battery on the right until after the rout of the enemy, when they pursued them on the road to Martinsburgh, capturing many prisoners, wagons, arms, negroes, etc. The enemy making a stand at that place, it was not entered until the next day. Here I joined my regiment. Captains Dickinson of company A, and Whitehead of company E, were sent to destroy the bridge on Buck Creek, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, at North-Mountain Depot. They captured many valuable stores, which they sent to Martinsburgh to add to the splendid prize found in that town. On the twenty-eighth of May, I took two squadrons of my regiment to within one mile of Williamsport, (with one piece of artillery from the Baltimore battery,) and had a brisk skirmish with the Yankees, giving them several telling rounds of shell, but was unable to pursue, as they opened their batteries from the other side of the river. I was then recalled by General Stewart, when I sent for the rest of my regiment, and every few hundred yards on the road we found evidences of a complete rout; wagons and ambulances were burnt; tents and cooking utensils, arms, and clothing were scattered along for miles and miles. On the twenty-ninth, we marched to Charlestown, supported the batteries which were engaged in shelling the enemy from Bolivar Heights; that evening I was driven from the heights. My regiment was performing heavy picket-duty on all the roads, (on the Key's Ferry road and the Harper's Ferry road,) and one squadron was kept bringing Colonel Allen's regiment, Second Virginia infantry, across the river behind them, (they had been occupying the Loudoun heights.) We were shelled nearly all night, and had had nothing for men or horses to eat for twenty-four hours. We marched from Charlestown to Kernstown on the thirtieth, (had no feed for our horses,) and, on the morning of the first of June, we started at early dawn to cover our retreat to Strasburgh, at which place we were kept in line of battle nearly the whole day, watching for the approach of both Shields and Fremont; there we got about a third of a ration of corn for our horses; that night we were halted in rear of General Taylor's brigade (who were cooking rations) about two and a half hours. The Sixth regiment cavalry was in the rear, and our men were completely worn down, most of them sleeping on their horses. Captain
Major Charles J. Faulkner, A. A.G.:
Major Charles J. Faulkner, A. A.G.: