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[562] M. Booker, of company I, behaved with great gallantry, and deserve well of their country. Several others did their duty as good soldiers.

Respectfully submitted.

S. T. Walton, Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding Regiment.

Report of Major Williams.

headquarters Fifth Virginia infantry, August 14, 1862.
Captain Fulton, A. A. A. General:
I have the honor to report that, at dawn on the morning of the ninth instant, we left camp, near the Rapidan River, marched a distance of seven miles, and engaged the enemy about four o'clock in the afternoon. The line of battle was formed in a wood, with the Thirty-third regiment resting on our right and the Second on our left, the Fifth being the centre regiment of the brigade. We then advanced in line of battle, through the woods, a distance of about four hundred yards, to the edge of a field, where we were ordered to halt and throw down a line of fencing immediately in our front. After removing the fence, we were ordered to prepare to charge, which was done; and we moved forward in line of battle to the top of a little hill or rise in the field, when the order was given by our gallant commander, Colonel Ronald, to the brigade, to charge, which was obeyed, and the charge executed in most elegant style, driving the enemy entirely from the field into the woods, a distance of some three or four hundred yards. I then received an order to close my regiment at right angles with and on the left of the Thirty-third, thus having passed the Thirty-third and Twenty-seventh some two hundred yards. I succeeded in forming my right wing perpendicular with the former line of battle and advanced it about one hundred yards, thus giving me a good position to fire upon the enemy, who were crossing a large wheat-field, upon the right of our former position. The regiment poured a constant and destructive fire upon the enemy, thus causing a large number of them to surrender. The regiment also captured three stand of the enemy's colors. The left wing still held their former position at the edge of the woods, thus protecting the left of my right wing from a severe fire from the enemy in the woods. The conduct of all, officers and men, was such as would attract the admiration and win the praise of the greatest of champion warriors, and particularly the conduct of Color-Sergeant John M. Gabbert, who was in advance, with a sword in one hand and the colors in the other, waving both the sword and colors, and calling upon the men to come on, when he received a wound in the shoulder and leg, which disabled him so much that he was compelled to abandon the field. At a late hour we were reinforced by two other brigades. We then advanced — the left wing being rallied by Adjutant C. S. Arnall, whose conduct was highly commendable in rallying the men to the colors and pressing forward, with the Second and Fourth regiments, in hot pursuit of the enemy till after dark, when, reaching the top of a hill in a cornfield, he was ordered to halt, and remained until morning. I joined in with Colonel Lee, of the Thirty-third, and advanced, overtaking the Second and Fourth, who had halted in a cornfield, on the right of the main road leading to Culpeper Court-House, where the brigade remained over night and until about nine o'clock on the morning of the tenth. The enemy not having made any demonstration up to that time, we were ordered back a distance of about three miles, and camped until the morning of the twelfth, when we were ordered to take up the line of march to our old camp, near Liberty Mills, at which place we arrived about six o'clock P. M. I forward with this a list of casualties.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. J. Williams, Major, commanding Fifth Virginia Infantry.

Report of Lieutenant-Colonel Hughes.

headquarters Forty-Eighth regiment Alabama volunteers, August 13, 1862.
Colonel A. G. Taliaferro, commanding Third Brigade, Army of the Valley:
sir: I have the honor of submitting the following report of the movements of the Forty-eighth regiment Alabama volunteers, during the engagement on the ninth instant, at Cedar Creek. This regiment, being ordered to support General Ewell's division, was placed in position in the woods, and in rear of that division. After remaining in this position for some time, we were ordered to cross the big road, into an open field, and form line of battle on the right of the Twenty-third Virginia regiment. A hill lying between us and the enemy, we were ordered to advance to its brow, when, coming in full view of the enemy, we opened fire upon them, and continued without cessation for some length of time. Finding the enemy had flanked our position, we were obliged to change, which was readily done. After falling back for a short distance, we again advanced upon the enemy, driving them before us at every point, and continuing to drive them until dark, when we slept upon the battle-field. The officers and men of my command behaved gallantly, it being the first time they had been under fire. There are a few instances of valor which I might notice; but where all did so nobly and so well, I can but return my sincere thanks to both officers and men. Enclosed please find a report of the casualties in my command; and I remain, sir,

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. A. Hughes, Lieutenant-Colonel, commanding Forty-eighth Alabama Regiment.

Report of Major Stover.

camp Frescatti, August 13, 1862.
Captain Coleman, Assistant Adjutant-General:
In accordance with orders from headquarters of Third brigade, I have the honor to submit the following report of the services rendered by the Tenth regiment Virginia volunteers, in the Third brigade, (army of the Valley,) in the battle of Cedar Run, on the ninth of August, 1862:

About five o'clock P. M., Thursday, the seventh instant, this regiment, with the balance of the

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