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[543] which would not have been buried but for his energy. General Early, though on duty since the battle of Malvern Hill, was still so enfeebled from the effects of a wound received at Williamsburg, as to be unable to mount his horse without assistance. I beg to call the attention of the Major-General commanding to the gallant and effective service rendered by General Early in repulsing repeated attacks of the enemy, and contributing largely in driving him from the field. I beg leave to recommend him for promotion, and also heartily indorse his recommendation for the promotion of Colonel Walker, of the Thirteenth Virginia, to the rank of Brigadier-General. My staff present were, Lieutenant-Colonel J. M. Jones and Captain G. Campbell Brown, Adjutant-General department, Lieutenant T. T. Turner, Aid-de-camp, and Lieutenant Richardson, Engineer corps. These officers were, as usual, active and efficient in the performance of their duties. Lieutenant Elliott Johnson, Aid-de-camp to Brigadier-General Garnett, volunteered on my staff, for the battle, and here, as well as afterward at Bristoe, I profited largely by his activity, coolness, and intelligence. This officer was severely wounded at Sharpsburg. His valuable and long services to the Confederacy, much of the time without rank, entitle him to promotion. I enclose herewith reports from Captain D'Aquin's Louisiana battery, Major Courtay, chief of artillery, Colonel Walker, Thirteenth Virginia, Colonel Forno, commanding Hays's brigade, (Louisiana,) General Trimble, and General Early. My losses were eight wounded in the artillery.

Early's Brigade,16145
Trimble's Brigade,117
Forno's (Hays's) Brigade,08


R. S. Ewell, Commanding.
P. S. I enclose a drawing of the field of battle, by Lieutenant Richardson, Engineer corps, showing movements of the division.

Report of Major-General A. P. Hill.

Headquarters Light Division, camp Gregg, March 8, 1863.
Lieutenant-Colonel C. J. Faulkner, Assistant Adjutant-General:
Colonel: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the light division, under my command, at the battle of Cedar Run:

On the night of the seventh August, 1862, my division, to which had been added the Louisiana brigade of Colonel Stafford, encamped around Orange Court-House. That night, orders were received by me, from Major-General Jackson, to move at dawn in the morning, and in the following order, viz., Ewell's, Hill's, and Jackson's divisions.

At the appointed time, I was ready, with the head of my leading brigade resting near the street down which I understood Ewell was to pass, and ready to take my appointed place in the column of march. A little after sunrise, a division commenced passing, which I supposed to be Ewell's. One or two brigades having passed, I then recognized it to be Jackson's, and learned that Ewell had taken another route by Liberty Mills. Of this no intimation had been given me. Not desiring to separate the brigades of the division, I awaited its passing, and fell in in rear of it. Jackson's division was followed by quite a train of wagons, and such I understood to be General Jackson's order, and nothing had been said about the trains in the order of march. My column progressed so slowly that I rode on to the river to see the cause of the delay. I there found that a portion of Jackson's division had not crossed, and all were delayed by the passing of Ewell's troops and trains, his road joining ours at this point. I sent word to General Jackson that the trains were delaying the march of the troops very much, and to know if it was his order that the trains were to follow in rear of each division. Between four and five o'clock, the wagons of Ewell still passing, and a portion of Jackson's division still not having crossed the river, I received an order from General Jackson to go back to Orange Court-House and encamp for the night. The head of my column having only made about a mile, I bivouacked the brigades where they were. That night, I sent a note to General Jackson, at Garnett's house, that it would be impossible for me to get along the next day with my artillery, unless the road was cleared of the trains; that, familiar with the country, if he would permit, I could take my division by a short road, by the ford at Holliday's Mill, and join him at any point he might designate. The reply I received was, that the trains had been ordered from the road, and to move immediately by the route first designated, as it was his intention to be in Culpeper Court-House that night. Moving before daylight, Lawton's, Taliaferro's, and other brigades were overhauled just as they were in motion. The enemy's cavalry having made some demonstrations on our left, Gregg was ordered to remain at the ford and protect the crossing of the trains, and as a guard on the march. My order of march was, Thomas, Branch, Archer, Pender, Stafford, and Field. Arriving within about six miles of Culpeper Court-House, the heavy firing in front gave notice that the battle had commenced. I was then directed by General Jackson to send a brigade to the support of Taliaferro, who was in line of battle on the right of the main road. Thomas was sent on this duty, and formed his line immediately in rear of Taliaferro's. Lieutenant-Colonel Walker placed Pegram's and Fleet's batteries in eligible positions in front of Early's brigade, (General Taliaferro's right ;) Branch, Archer and Pender, as they came up, were successively formed on the left of the road. Winder's brigade, immediately in front of Branch, being

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