Engineer; First Lieutenant J. G. Morrison, A. D. C.; First Lieutenant H. K. Douglass, A. I. G.; First Lieutenant J. T. L. Snead, of the engineer corps; Colonel William L. Jackson, volunteer A. D. C., and Colonel A. R. Boteler, volunteer A. D. C. The wounded received special attention from my medical director, Dr. Hunter McGuire. The Quartermaster and Commissary departments where well managed during the expedition by their respective chiefs, Major J. A. Harman and Major W. J. Hawks. For further information respecting the detailed movement of troops, and conduct of individual officers and men, I would respectfully call your attention to the accompanying official reports of other officers. Two maps, by Mr. J. Hotchkiss,--one of the route of the army during the expedition, and the other of the battle-field,--are transmitted herewith. In order to render thanks to God for the victory at Cedar Run, and other past victories, and to implore His continued favor in the future, divine service was held in the army on the fourteenth of August. I am, General, very respectfully, Your obedient servant,
T. J. Jackson, Lieutenant-General.
List showing the Killed and Wounded in the Army commanded by Major-General Jackson in the Battle of Cedar Run.
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Report of General Ewell.
Cedar Run, on the ninth August, 1862: My division followed the cavalry advance, and when we reached the south end of the valley, the enemy's cavalry were seen in strong force in our front. A reconnoissance was made, and artillery fired on the enemy, which drove them back, soon to reappear. It was evident that the enemy intended to make a stand at this place. Shortly after one o'clock, my division was ordered forward. Early's brigade, under cover of the woods, to the left, Trimble's and Forno's brigades on the right, Dement's Maryland artillery, Brown's Chesapeake artillery, D'Aquin's Louisiana artillery, were posted in the valley, and served with effect, under the general direction of Major Courtnay, in the plain. I reached the point of Slaughter's Mountain, with the two brigades of Trimble and Forno, and established, from a commanding position, Latimer's battery, with a section of Johnson's, under Lieutenant Terry, which opened, with marked effect, on the enemy, drawing much of the artillery fire which had been concentrated against our left wing. Captain Latimer was advanced later in the evening, so as to obtain a more effective position. The enemy moved a section of artillery to meet this fire and protect their left flank. Captain Latimer exhibited his usual coolness and judgment. Major Lowther was ordered forward with the Fifteenth Alabama, deployed as skirmishers, against the enemy's left flank. They were exposed to the fire of artillery, which they supported with unflinching bravery, and led the later movements from our right. I found that a mill pond stopped the farther progress of our right, and for a short time the only approach against the enemy was swept by our batteries in the valley. When this difficulty was removed, the two brigades marched, under a heavy fire, from the enemy's artillery, against the battery on their left, the front covered by skirmishers from the Fifteenth Alabama, the brigade advancing in echelon of regiments. The enemy hastily abandoned the field, leaving their wounded, several loaded ammunition wagons, and a piece of artillery. As it was too late to distinguish friend from foe, and shouting was heard to my left, (in rear of line of battle,) I halted to communicate with the centre, now advancing, under General Early, in a direction to intersect my line of march. While waiting, I received orders to join the left wing, under the Major-General in person. Night stopped the pursuit, and next morning I was remanded to Slaughter's Mountain. An armistice having been agreed on to bury the dead, General Early returned to the field with a detachment from his brigade, and while there, secured six wagon loads of arms, besides burying nearly one hundred dead left by the other divisions of the army, and