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[725] in Warrenton, who were too sick to travel. What shall I do with the prisoners?


Your obedient servant,

Samuel H. Hairston, Major commanding, by order of General Lee.
Note.--This was made of men from every regiment in your command, with one entire company, headed by the Captain, that General Lee had handled at Thoroughfare and turned over to me when he ordered me to go on the expedition.

S. H. H.

Report of Captain Myers, of Seventh Virginia cavalry.

camp Seventh Virginia cavalry, October 25, 1862.
Colonel Munford, commanding Robertson's Brigade:
The Seventh regiment, under my charge on the thirtieth August last, formed the Third regiment in column (the Twelfth preceding it, and the Second being in advance) when the order was given for us to advance toward Centreville from our position on the extreme right of the infantry that day. We moved about two miles in that direction, when the command was halted a little to the right of the road we started on, and the Second ordered over the hill on the right of the column. The Second being soon engaged with the enemy, we were ordered to support it, the Twelfth preceding the Seventh regiment. When the head of our right came to the top of the hill, on the right, the enemy were drawn up in line of battle on an opposite hill, about four hundred yards distant, their line extending a considerable distance on the left. When the Second and Twelfth engaged the enemy, I ordered the regiment to charge, with drawn sabres, on their right flank, which the whole command obeyed with the greatest alacrity, charging upon them with shouts that made the very welkin ring, and routing the entire line on our left, and by dashing on after the retreating foe, and charging another force of them that had formed on our right, in a woods, about eight hundred yards from the first line, we cut off a large number of them on our right, a portion of whom the Seventh captured, and the others by the Second and Twelfth. After breaking, the enemy formed in the woods; we pursued them about three quarters of a mile beyond Bull Run, when we were ordered back. On the opposite bluff of Bull Run, a portion of them, with a small piece of artillery, had formed again. They fired one round of grape, after which they all broke again, and made no other stand. We captured some forty prisoners below Bull Run. The whole command did their duty nobly.

I have the honor to be,

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

Samuel B. Myers, Captain, commanding.

Major Hawks's Report of captured stores.

Subsistence Department Second army corps, Guineas Station, February 6, 1862.
Lieutenant-General Jackson, commanding Second Army Corps:
General: The following statement of property captured by your command is as nearly complete as I can make it:

At Front Royal.--Eighty-five barrels of flour.

Winchester and Martinsburg.--One hundred and three cattle, ninety-two thousand seven hundred pounds gross, fourteen thousand six hundred and thirty-seven pounds bacon, six thousand pounds hard bread, two thousand four hundred pounds sugar, three hundred and fifty bushels salt.

Harper's Ferry.--One thousand three hundred and fifteen pounds salt pork, one thousand five hundred and forty-five pounds salt beef, nineteen thousand two hundred and sixty-seven pounds bacon, one hundred and fifty-five thousand nine hundred and fifty-four pounds hard bread, six hundred and twenty-eight pounds rice, four thousand nine hundred and thirty pounds coffee, two hundred and nine pounds sugar, sixty-seven pounds candles, two hundred and eighty pounds soap, nine bushels beans, one hundred and fifty-four bushels salt, one hundred and eighty gallons vinegar, eighty gallons molasses.

At McDowell. nothing was captured except hard bread, which was issued to troops passing through — an extra ration.

At Winchester, Martinsburg, and Harper's Ferry, large amounts of supplies were carried off by division wagons, of which no report was made to me. Full rations issued to thirteen thousand of the enemy for two days at Harper's Ferry. The issue was made before an inventory was taken.

Very respectfully,

W. J. Hawks, Major and Commissary of Subsistence, Second Army Corps, A. N. V.

Major Harman's Report of captured stores.

Lieutenant-General Jackson, commanding Second Corps, A. N. V.:
List of property captured and turned in to the Chief Quartermaster, Valley District, during the second and third quarters, 1862:

Ninety-four quires letter paper, sixty-four and one half quires cap paper, ten quires note paper, three thousand four hundred and twenty-five envelopes, one hundred and seventy-two steel pens, ninety-five bottles ink, one bottle red ink, one bottle mucilage, sixty-five camp stoves, two cooking stoves, two hundred and ninety-two tin plates, fifty-two spoons, twenty tin cups, eighty table knives, thirty-one table forks, twelve packs cards, eight anvils, one set blacksmith's tools, thirty-three crow-bars, seven vises, five hundred and seventy-five rasps, twelve files, thirty-one hatchets, fifteen cross-cut saws, one auger, ten hammers, three sets carpenter's tools, five chests, one iron maul, one peg cutter, two hundred and thirty-three horses, twenty-one mules, nineteen wagons,

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