of the great battle on Saturday. The distinguished Brigadier-General who commanded, and who was present everywhere during the day, and exerting himself to the utmost, was himself spared, only to fall upon another victorious field, (Fredericksburg;) but many of our noblest and best officers and men fell there. The aggregate of the killed and Wounded of the brigade in this battle was six hundred and thirteen, (613.) All the field officers were either killed or wounded, except two. Among those who gloriously yielded up their lives on the battle-field are the following officers: Colonel J. Foster Marshall and Lieutenant-Colonel D. A. Ledbetter, Captain M. M. Norton and Lieutenant W. C. Davis, of Orr's rifles; Captain C. D. Barksdale and Lieutenant John M. Munro, of the First South Carolina volunteers; Lieutenants J. A. May and Hunnicutt, of the Twelfth; Captain A. K. Smith and Adjutant W. D. Goggins, of the Thirteenth South Carolina volunteers. Among the wounded were the following officers: Lieutenant Cothran, of Orr's rifles; Lieutenant-Colonel McCready, of the First South Carolina volunteers; Lieutenant-Colonel McCorkle, Captain Bookter, Captain Grist, and Lieutenants Dunlop, Sharpe, Bingham, Dornin, Gwinn, White, Thode, Hankle, and Rollins, of the Twelfth South Carolina volunteers; Colonel Edwards, Lieutenant-Colonel Farron, Major Brockman, Captain R. L. Boudon, Captain P. A. Eichelberger, Captain J. W. Meetze, and Lieutenants Copeland, Crooker, Grice, Thorn, and Felloes, of the Thirteenth South Carolina volunteers; Colonel McGowan, Captain Stuckey, Captain Brown, and Lieutenants Robertson, Carter, and Allen, of the Fourteenth South Carolina volunteers. Statement of Killed and Wounded.
Field Officers Killed.
Colonel J. Foster Marshall, Orr's rifles.
Lieutenant-Colonel D. A. Ledbetter, Orr's rifles.
Field Officers Wounded.
Colonel Dixon, Twelfth South Carolina volunteers.
Lieutenant-Colonel McCorkle, Twelfth South Carolina volunteers.
Colonel O. E. Edwards, Thirteenth South Carolina volunteers.
Lieutenant-Colonel T. S. Farron, Thirteenth South Carolina volunteers.
Major B. T. Brockman, Thirteenth South Carolina volunteers.
Colonel S. McGowan, Fourteenth South Carolina volunteers.
Lieutenant-Colonel E. McCready, First South Carolina volunteers.
Being wounded at Manassas, I was not with the brigade in the campaign into Maryland which followed, and therefore this report must be short and unsatisfactory.
The brigade remained upon the battle-field of Manassas until Sunday, the thirty-first of August, when they moved in pursuit of the enemy.
Crossing Bull Run at Sudley Ford and reaching Pleasant Valley that night, the next day, September first, they moved toward Fairfax Court-House, and late in the evening, near Ox Hill, suddenly came in contact with the enemy, who was already in position on the right and front, covering his line of retreat from Centreville to Fairfax Court-House.
Whilst on the march, the skirmishers suddenly commenced firing, and the brigade quickly formed in line of battle, under a heavy fire.
The Thirteenth and Fourteenth South Carolina volunteers were posted in front, the Twelfth South Carolina volunteers supporting the Fourteenth, and Orr's rifles supporting the Thirteenth, and the First South Carolina volunteers in reserve.
In this order, with loaded muskets and fixed bayonets, they were immediately pushed upon the enemy south of the turnpike.
They advanced rapidly to a fence.
The Twelfth was thrown out on the left of the Fourteenth to lengthen the line, and the rifles were also thrown forward.
After a short, but very brisk and severe contest, they drove the enemy back.
A cold and drenching thunder shower swept over the field during the engagement, and rendered many of the guns unfit for use. The enemy withdrew, and we slept upon the field.
The brigade went into action unexpectedly, but behaved extremely well.
For the time they were engaged, and the small numbers present, their loss was heavy, being in the aggregate one hundred and four killed and wounded, including some valuable officers.
Among the killed were Lieutenant W. C. Leppard, of the Thirteenth, and Adjutant W. C. Buckannon, of the Twelfth; and among the wounded were Captain A. P. West and Lieutenant E. T. Youngblood, of the Fourteenth, and Robert Junkins, of Orr's rifles.
No field officers killed or wounded.
Statement of Killed and Wounded.
|First S. C. Vols.,||24||119||143|
|Twelfth S. C. Vols.,||24||121||145|
|Thirteenth S. C. Vols.,||26||118||144|
|Fourteenth S. C. Vols.,||8||57||65|
|First S. C. Vols.,||1||7||8|
|Twelfth S. C. Vols.,||1||10||11|
|Thirteenth S. C. Vols.,||5||24||29|
|Fourteenth S. C. Vols.,||3||23||26|