opposite side of the river, which lasted all day at a most terrible rate; we came upon the infantry which had crossed; I had gone to the left to oppose this force, which was far superior to my own. Finding an effort made to flank me, I placed two regiments under cover from artillery, facing the river, and threw the others on my left flank, so as to check this disposition of the enemy. Holding this position a short time, General Archer came up with three brigades to the support of the advanced line, and, upon seeing the flanking movement of the enemy, moved quickly to the left, when we advanced, driving them headlong into the river. After driving them from the plain, I sent the Twenty-second North Carolina, under the gallant Major Cole, to the river bank to take them as they crossed; and this it did nobly. Others of my brigade had gone to the river; but finding them too much exposed, I called them back under a hill just overhanging the river. I called out those I had first left in this exposed position, leaving Major Cole with twenty men, who remained all day, the enemy being in heavy force in the canal on the opposite side. We were exposed all day to a tremendous fire of artillery, and also to the fire of their sharpshooters. In conclusion, I would beg leave to bring to the notice of the Major-General the distinguished gallantry and efficiency of First Lieutenant R. A. Brewer, volunteer Aid on my staff, whom I recommend for promotion. I would also beg leave to mention the names of a few whose action entitle them to notice in the Twenty-second. The list will be rather long, as it is upon it and its commanders that I usually call when any special and dangerous services are to be performed. Major C. C. Cole, commanding Twenty-second, always acts with coolness, courage, and skill; Captain Odell, acting field officer, has invariably behaved in a highly commendable manner; Captain George Graves, Twenty-second, is mentioned for great gallantry, and for having remained with his company even while very sick; Second Lieutenant David Edwards, of the same regiment, at Manassas, with the help of two men, rushed ahead of the regiment and captured a piece of artillery, when it was on the eve of escaping, having a hand-to-hand engagement with the enemy. At Harper's Ferry he also acted in such a manner as to be particularly noticed. Sergeant Oxford, of company H, Twenty-second, is mentioned for great daring and coolness at Shepherdstown; Sergeant Jesse H. Pinkerton is mentioned as always going ahead with the colors, and by his undaunted courage encouraging others. He is a young man, and mentioned for promotion. Captain Stome commanded Sixteenth North Carolina at Manassas Junction, the two days fighting at Manassas, and at Ox Hill, until wounded; he behaved with great credit to himself. Lieutenant-Colonel Stome, commanding Sixteenth North Carolina, at Shepherdstown, Harper's Ferry, and Sharpsburg, behaved with great gallantry. Second Lieutenant John Ford, of the same regiment, attracted my attention for his good demeanor in all the battles. Captain Ashford, commanding Thirty-eighth North Carolina, at Manassas Junction and at Manassas, where he was wounded, has entitled himself to notice, as well as promotion, by his uniform bravery and good conduct. Lieutenants Brown and Robinson, also of the same regiment, have attracted my attention more than once, as also Adjutant McIntyre. There are others, too numerous to mention, who have escaped my memory at this late hour. The list of casualties is as follows:
|Near Warrenton Springs, August twenty,||1||3|
|Manassas Junction, August twenty-seven,||1||3|
|Manassas, August twenty-nine and thirty,||12||145|
|Ox Hill, September one,||12||46|
|Harper's Ferry, September fourteen and fifteen,||2||20|
|Sharpsburg, September seventeen and eighteen,||2||28|
|Sherpherdstown, September twenty,||8||55|
W. D. Pender, Brigadier-General.
Report of Brigadier-General Lane.
headquarters Fourth brigade, November 14, 1862.I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by this brigade in the various engagements from Cedar Run to Shepherdstown, inclusive. The report must necessarily be imperfect, as I was not in command of the brigade until after General Branch's fall, while most of the officers who commanded the different regiments are now absent, and did not leave with the Assistant Adjutant-General any account of the part taken in the various battles by their respective commands. Cedar Run, August 9TH. After a long, rapid, and weary march, we reached the battle-field at Cedar Run on the afternoon of the ninth August, and took the position assigned us in line of battle by General Branch, in the woods, to the left of the road leading to the run, the right of the Thirty-seventh resting on the road, the Twenty-eighth, Thirty-third, Eighteenth, and Seventh being on its left. The Twenty-eighth, Thirty-third, Eighteenth, and Thirty-seventh moved cheerfully and irresistibly forward, and in perfect order, through the woods, upon the enemy, who had succeeded in flanking the First (Stonewall) brigade of General Jackson's division, which was rapidly giving way. The enemy's infantry were soon driven from the woods into the field beyond, and both infantry and cavalry were finally driven in great disorder from the scene of action. Many prisoners were taken, and many
Major R. C. Morgan:
Major R. C. Morgan: