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[511] rejoined the regiment late in the engagement, and bore himself (as did all the officers, both line, staff, and field, who came under my observation) worthily and honorably.

Before concluding this report, it is proper to say that I have inquired into the origin of the unfortunate command “cease firing,” by which the repulse of the enemy was prevented from being most complete, and I find, much to my gratification, that it did not originate in my regiment. I considered the promulgation of such an unauthorized command, so far as I could learn, by an officer, conduct so culpable as to call for a court-martial. Happily, I am relieved, by my inquiries, from the unpleasant duty of preferring charges against a brother officer.

I am yours, very respectfully,

James D. Nance, Colonel Third South Carolina Regiment.

List of the Casualties of the Third South Carolina Regiment in the Action of the 29th of June, 1862.

Field and Staff. Killed: Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin C. Garlington. Wounded: Sergeant-Major Ossian F. Simpson.

Company A, Captain W. W. Hance. Killed: None. Wounded: Corporal P. C. Jones.

Company B, Lieutenant F. Conner. Killed: Private W. F. Sprewel. Wounded: Lieutenant F. Conner, Sergeant B. Lawrence, Corporal L. M. Speers, privates I. S. Sprewel, James Pitts, W. Pitts, G. P. Sterling, A. J. Livingston, W. Willingham, P. J. Stevens, W. H. King, David Senn, G. W. Thrift, R. Workman, John Galloway, R. S. Satterwhite, E. W. Davenport, G. W. Saddler, B. W. Gibson. Missing: Private D. F. Craddock.

Company C, Captain R. C. Maffett. Killed: Corporal J. M. Kelly and private L. C. Kinnard. Wounded: Captain R. C. Maffett, Lieutenant J. C. Williams, Corporal G. F. Long, privates T. R. Wilson, H. W. Reagan, G. W. Griffith, J. E. Signern, J. Albritton.

Company D, Lieutenant J. T. Ray. Killed: Lieutenant J. T. Ray, Corporal J. D. C. Abernathy, privates Stephen Nix and Samuel McCrarey. Wounded: Sergeant J. G. Allen, Corporal M. M. Davis, privates W. T. Todd, J. W. Ferguson, J. F. Graham, R. E. Murphy, J. W. Gentry, H. H. Ray, G. M. Stevens, Anthony Shands, A. R. Tinsley, J. L. Tinsley, C. M. Williams, R. C. Wilburn, W. B. Taylor.

Company E, Lieutenant Robert H. Wright. Killed: Sergeant B. S. Buzhardt. Wounded: Corporal H. B. Reid, privates W. C. Sligh, F. M. Summer, D. B. Wheeler, M. Foot.

Company F, Captain Homer L. M. Gowan. Killed: Corporal B. Hitt, privates W. D. Austin, J. D. Garlington, J. M. McGee, and A. C. Watson. Wounded: privates L. H. Benjamin, J. W. Bryson, W. R. Darnall, E. S. Hitt, R. M. Nichols, W. A. Vance, B. W. Wells, J. W. Winn. Missing: Sergeant J. C. Hill, and private H. A. Andrews.

Company G, Captain R. P. Todd. Killed: Sergeant D. D. Brownlee, privates D. F. Stoddard, R. J. Higgins, L. L. Edwards, Waddy Thompson. Wounded: Lieutenant A. W. Burnsides, Sergeant H. L. Farley, Sergeant J. A. Fairbourn, Corporal E. R. Thackston, privates J. L. Stoddard, S. R. Thackston, Allen Barksdale, J. R. Dorroh, J. C. Stewart, J. F. Henry, Joshua Martin, J. F. Hellams, R. P. Gamble, J. P. Templeton, J. C. Owings.

Company H, Captain John C. Summer. Killed: Private L. F. Russell. Wounded: Lieutenant D. A. Drickert, privates M. Adams, W. F. Green, J. T. Hattawanger, J. M. Stuck, J. A. Smith, J. C. Nunnamaker.

Company I, Captain D. M. H. Langston. Killed: Private J. B. F. Hollingsworth. Wounded: Captain D. M. H. Langston, Sergeant E. Williams, (since died,) Corporal J. G. A. Holland, (since died,) privates M. Blakely, J. E. Bell, E. M. Compton, G. McDunnon, C. C. Ferguson, William Holland, J. T. Langston, M. M. McQuown, William Ray, Sergeant W. B. Byrd.

Company K, Captain S. M. Lanford. Killed: Corporal W. A. Smith, private J. L. Gentry. Wounded: Captain S. M. Lanford, (since died,) Lieutenant W. H. Young, Corporal C. P. Verner, privates J. P. Havener, Levi Hill, G. T. Hyatt, W. J. Mayes, J. S. Rountree, R. A. Shands, E. E. Smith, James Story, A. C. Stripling, W. T. Wofford.

Number of officers carried into action, 37; enlisted men, 431 ; total, 468. Number of killed, 23 ; wounded, 110; missing, 3; total, 136.

The death of Captain Lanford increases the killed to 24.

Operations on the 1st of July, 1862.

headquarters Third South Carolina regiment, camp Jackson, July 13, 1862.
Captain C. R. Holmes, Assistant Adjutant-General:
sir: On Tuesday, the first instant, early in the afternoon, according to orders from Brigadier-General Kershaw, I formed my regiment and took position in the brigade, in line of battle, on the Long Bridge road, where we remained about an hour or two, when we were moved forward by the left flank, and formed a new line of battle to the left of a deserted dwelling situated in an open field fronting the road just mentioned, my left resting on the fence running along a thicket of small pines to the east of the house. We were subjected to an annoying artillery fire in this position for some time, but, fortunately, without damage, before an order for an advance was given. At length it came, and my regiment, with the others of the brigade under General Kershaw, moved forward, in line of battle, through the woods to our left, and under a very severe fire of grape, shell, and musketry, toward a battery of the enemy, strongly supported by infantry, and favorably posted on an elevated and commanding plateau, immediately beyond the Quaker and Willis Church road. Although the fire under

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