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[635] Conspicuous were Colonels Law and Wofford, commanding brigades. Lieutenant-Colonel Gary, commanding Hampton legion; Lieutenant-Colonel P. A. Work, commanding First Texas; Lieutenant-Colonel B. F. Carter, commanding Fourth Texas; Captain Turner, commanding Fifth Texas, although not wounded, deserve great credit for their skilful management and coolness during the battle. It is but justice to Colonel J. C. G. Key, Fourth Texas, to state that he was present at the battles of Boonsboroa Gap and Sharpsburg, although unable to take command of his regiment, in consequence of a severe wound received at the battle of Gaines's farm, June twenty-seventh, 1862.

During this engagement and that of the battle of Manassas, Riley's, Bachman's, and Garden's batteries were admirably handled by the battery commanders; Major B. W. Frobel, commanding, acting with great coolness and judgment upon the field.

Too much cannot be said of the members of my staff. The chief, Major W. H. Sellers, had his horse shot whilst ably directing the Texas brigade, at the battle of Manassas, during the time of my being sent for by the General commanding to receive additional orders. He has proven himself competent to command a brigade under all circumstances. This distinguished officer, together with my two Aids, Major B. H. Blanton, and Lieutenant James Hamilton, had their horses shot during the battle of Sharpsburg, whilst most gallantly pushing forward the troops and transmitting orders. Major Blanton, Lieutenant Hamilton, Lieutenant Joseph Phillips, C. S. A., of General Magruder's staff, and Captain C. S. Mills, A. Q. M., First Texas regiment, rendered most invaluable service, during the battle of Manassas, in bringing forward and placing in position additional brigades upon the long to be remembered heights around the Chinn house. Lieutenant D. L. Sublett, acting division ordnance officer, was prompt in bringing forward ammunition, and otherwise efficiently performed the duties pertaining to his department. All praise is due Dr. Darby, chief surgeon of the division, for his untiring efforts and skilful manner in caring for the numerous wounded. Dr. Roach, senior surgeon Texas brigade, and Dr. Hubbard, senior surgeon Law's brigade, Dr. Breckinridge, and all other surgeons and assistant surgeons of this command, have my heartfelt thanks for their able services. I would be wrong in not acknowledging the valuable services rendered during the several engagements, in transmitting orders, of the following couriers of this command: M. M. Templeman, T. W. C. Lake, J. P. Mahony, James Malone, W. E. Duncan, J. A. Mann, W. J. Barbee, W. G. Jesse, J. J. Haggerty, and J. H. Drake.

For additional particulars reference is made to the reports of brigade and regimental commanders, herewith respectfully submitted.

Below will be found a report of casualties.

I am, sir, very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

J. B. Hood, Brigadier-General, commanding Division.

General Summary of Killed and Wounded in the Division commanded by Brigadier-General J. B. Hood.

 brigades.killed.wounded.missing.aggregate.
Officers.Enlisted Men.Officers.Enlisted Men.Officers.Enlisted Men.
Freeman's FordTexas.  19  10
Manassas PlainsTexas.57033507112628
Sharpsburg, MarylandTexas.105935382161548
Manassas PlainsLaw's.35320244  320
Boonsboroa GapLaw's. 329  14
Sharpsburg, MarylandLaw's.64444335 25454
Grand Total, 242291351,4862981,974


Report of Brigadier-General Rodes.

headquarters D. H. Hill's division, February 4, 1863.
Lieutenant-Colonel C. J. Faulkner, Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters Second Corps:
Colonel: In reply to your note of yesterday, I beg to say that I am informed that General Hill has already forwarded to General Lee a report of the operations of this division during the period indicated. Under these circumstances, and being only temporarily in command of the division, I would respectfully refer the Lieutenant-General commanding to that document.

I have the honor to be, Colonel,

Your obedient servant,

R. E. Rodes, Brigadier-General, commanding Division.


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