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|Third Alabama||37||163||200||354||Several reports have been handed in, but this is correct.|
J. B. Gordon, Colonel, commanding brigade.
Report of Brigadier-General Pendleton.
headquarters artillery Coprs, near Richmond.General: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the several portions of my command, and by myself, in the recent successful movement of our army against the enemy: The duty, at the onset, assigned to me was to see such good use made of the artillery, on the Richmond side of the Chickahominy, as to hold the enemy in check, should he advance against our weakened lines, while our more active force was attacking his right beyond the stream. To this I was directed to give my constant and unremitting attention, and, as a preliminary, instructed to have the reserve artillery posted on the different fronts, where it could be conveniently and rapidly brought into action, when necessary. My arrangements were accordingly made; and early dawn of twentieth June found the reserve artillery distributed thus: Major Charles Richardson, with two batteries of his battalion, those of Purcell and Milledge, on the heights near Mechanicsville Bridge. Two batteries, those of Lane, from Lieutenant Cobbett's battalion, and of Woolfolk, from Major Richardson's battalion, some distance down the Chickahominy, near Mrs. Price's house, where they had been for many days on duty, with the guns, directed by Major Garnett, (under fire, often severe, from the enemy's batteries,) of Huckstep, Kirkpatrick, and B. C. N. Page, advanced on theNine-mile road to cooperate with the forces near Dr. Garnett's farm. Major H. P. Jones, with his battalion, the batteries of Clark, Peyton, and Rhett, temporarily assigned as a division reserve to General D. H. Hill, and accompanying his command. Lieutenant-Colonel Cutts, with three batteries of his battalion, those of Ross, Price, and Blackshear, advanced on the Williamsburg road to strengthen General Huger, where his right had been engaged with the enemy on the previous day, and Colonel J. Thompson Brown, with several batteries of his regiment, constituting the remaining reserve stationed near the fork of theNine-mile road, whence they could speedily move in any direction. With a command thus necessarily diffused, I could give only general directions to the whole, and occasional personal supervision to each portion. I am happy, however, to be able to testify that each, in proportion to opportunity, performed well its part, and was sincerely disappointed when opportunity proved but slight. They all came, more or less, into requisition during the varied and protracted contest, and some rendered peculiarly valuable and gallant service. The particulars will be briefly given in the sequel, and are more fully exhibited in the reports of the several commanders herewith enclosed. My first personal care, on the morning of Thursday, twenty-sixth June, was devoted to our extreme right, where it seemed most likely the enemy might attempt to advance, if he knew or suspected our movements. I therefore proceeded, early that day, to the secene of the preceding day's conflict, General Huger's right, and accompanied by his Chief of Artillery, Lieutenant-Colonel DeLagnel, and by Lieutenant-Colonel Cutts, made reconnaissance some distance in advance of our lines. This, though at first apparently hazardous, proved entirely safe, as the enemy, so far from advancing, had partially fallen back. Satisfied of this, and agreeing with the chief artillery officers as to the ground to be occupied, and the course to be pursued, should the enemy move forward, I passed to other points of that front, confident that, in the event of sudden action, Colonel Cutts, whose gallantry and capacity have been so well proved, would efficiently use the reserve, under his charge, in aiding General Huger to maintain his position. But no general or important move occurred on either side, nor was the comparative quiet broken here, even after the firing had commenced near Mechanicsville later in the afternoon. On the morning of the twenty-ninth, finding our right still undisturbed, I applied myself to the line from Mechanicsville Bridge, down the right bank of the Chickahominy, with a view to the service our batteries might there render. Major Richardson, with some long-range guns attached to his command, especially two powerful rifles, partly managed by the appliances of his batteries, and partly by a detail under Captain Masters, from General A. P. Hill's division, was already paying his respects to the enemy across the stream with apparently good effect. But, as