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[539] close up, though the shells were bursting all around, and in great rapidity.

But when the first company reached the woods, Colonel Grigsby, I believe, or it may have been some one else, commanded, “Left, into line.” I commanded, “Halt,” and did all I could to stop the regiment, in order to close it up; but it was getting late, and the cheering of the men made it impossible for me to arrest the movement. Lieutenant-Colonel Garner and Major Terry did all in their power to bring the regiment together; but, unfortunately, it was not accomplished. It was here that Lieutenant-Colonel Garner's horse was shot dead, falling upon him, and he was unable to get from under his horse until assisted. Up to this moment, he was doing all a man could do to get the men together.

Major Terry acted well his part, but exposing himself all the time in his effort to get the regiment in order. I left him in the field, and rode in with that portion of the regiment who had entered the woods. But in the mean time, it had grown quite dark, and it was difficult, in a wood so dense, to keep even the advance portion of the regiment together. Passing through this wood, I reached the----road, with only a part of the regiment. In a word, the regiment unfortunately became separated, and owing altogether to the fact that the command above referred to was given by some one. But for this, I would have secured a new formation of the regiment, and taken it altogether into action. But as it was, some were on the left, and others on the right of other troops. Men and officers, as far as I could discover, acted very well in the engagement.

The casualties were as follows:

Company A. Killed: Private James Henley. Wounded: Privates James G. Tate, in leg; H. Snodgrass, in arm; H. It. Coltherco, in head: A. J. Pierce, in left shoulder.

Company B. Killed: Private James T. Sanders. Wounded: Corporal George W. Gross, in thigh; private Daniel Munick, in mouth.

Company C. Killed: Private George Snuffer. Wounded: Privates John Newby, James M. Sloan.

Company D. Wounded: Privates S. E. James, William Umbarger, James Duncan, Isaac Broun, A. O. Saunders.

Company G. Killed: First Lieutenant Robert C. Taylor. Wounded: Sergeant E. McIngles, privates William Duarty, John Craig, J. H. Kropff, E. D. Cradock.

Company H. Killed: Sergeant Samuel G. Rapp. Wounded: Privates J. A. Leech, John O. Lewis, James F. Reynolds.

Company L. Wounded: Sergeants Samuel J. Sleper, John H. Kepps, Corporal Henry D. Price, private Joel R. Cook. Killed: Private Samuel G. Sites.

recapitulation of casualties, June 27.

Wounded — Commissioned officers, (Assistant Surgeon,)1
Wounded — Privates,3

recapitulation of casualties, July 1.

Killed — Commissioned officers,1
Killed — Non-commissioned officers,1
Wounded — Non-commissioned officers,5
Killed — Privates,5
Wounded — Privates,20

Casualties, in all, thirty-six.

Respectfully submitted.

W. L., Colonel Fourth Regiment Virginia Volunteers.

Report of Captain Carmichael.

Seventh regiment Georgia volunteers, July, 1862.
Charles C. Hardwich, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General :
I desire to call your attention to the brave and heroic conduct of Sergeant T. A. Adderhold, of company I, Seventh regiment Georgia volunteers, who, after the colors had been twice shot down, sprang forward, and, grasping the staff amid a storm of grape and canister, shouted to his comrades to rally around their common standard, and did not quit the colors till he had received a frightful wound, and was obliged to turn them over to one more fortunate.

Very respectfully,

George H. Carmichael, Captain, commanding Regiment.

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