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Company L.--Wounded: Private J. C. Snider, in left arm.

The wounds in most of the foregoing cases are slight — from fragments of shell. Many have already returned to duty.

William Terry, Major, commanding Fourth Regiment Virginia Volunteers.

Report of Lieutenant McKendree.

headquarters Carpenter's battery, camp Paxton's brigade, December 23, 1862.
General E. F. Paxton, commanding First Brigade:
General: In obedience to orders, I submit the following report of the part taken by this company in the action of Saturday, the thirteenth instant:

On the morning of the day above mentioned, about six o'clock, we were conducted by Captain Brockenbrough, then acting chief of artillery, to a position in front of General Branch's brigade, being supported by the Seventh North Carolina regiment, which was posted alongside of the railroad, about one hundred yards to our rear. We were instructed to hold our position until our support had passed to the front, then if necessary, to move to another point some three hundred yards to the rear. As soon as we arrived on the ground the battery was prepared for action, but remained silent, according to orders, until about nine o'clock A. M., when we observed the enemy advancing on our right in considerable force, (infantry,) when we, in connection with Captains Braxton's and Wooding's batteries, immediately on our right, opened a brisk fire on the advancing column, which caused them to waver and break for a time, but soon reappeared, at the same time advanced several batteries on our left and front to within short range, and opened a destructive fire of artillery on our batteries. When I observed them advancing with artillery on our left, attempting to enfilade our position, (which they had partially succeeded in doing,) I at once despatched a messenger to the commanding officers of two batteries to our left and rear, requesting them to begin firing at once, and, if possible, dislodge the pieces thus advanced. Soon after one or both the batteries began a very slow fire, but without either driving the enemy from his position or attracting the firing in that direction. The fire was so destructive that we were soon compelled to continue the action with three pieces instead of four; and still later withdrew another piece, and placed all the available men I then had to the two remaining guns, and thus continued the action until our skirmishers were driven to the rear, and the infantry of the enemy rapidly advancing, which being observed by Captain Brockenbrough, he called on our support to come to our rescue, which they promptly did, passing some twenty yards to our front, and held the enemy in check until we could limber up our two remaining guns, which being done, we retired in good order some minutes after the other batteries had left the field — this being about eleven o'clock A. M. We left one caisson on the field for want of horses to haul it off. I then took a commanding position some three hundred yards to the rear of my first, and sent the orderly sergeant (having no commissioned officer to assist me) to halt the two pieces first sent from the field, and which were then moving off with Captain Wooding's battery. He soon returned, informing me that Captain Brockenbrough was riding at the head of the retiring column. Supposing that he intended me to follow, I then moved on. When I came up with him found that he had been severely wounded, in consequence of which he was retiring. He then ordered me to take command of Wooding's battery, in connection with my own, which I did, and reported to General A. P. Hill for orders, who directed me to go to the nearest open field in rear, get as many pieces ready for action as practicable, and await further orders. Late in the afternoon I received an order from General Taliaferro directing me to return to a point on the left, near the one occupied in the morning, and open fire on the enemy at once. Arriving near the point designated, met that officer, who informed me that we were too late, directing that we go back, and go into camp for the night.


Second Lieutenant D. R. Barton, killed; Second Lieutenant William T. Lambie, wounded severely; private Thomas Hastings, killed; Sergeant F. Karnes, wounded slight; Corporal P. O'Conner, slight; Corporal J. F. Fudge, severe; privates A. Staff, severe; A. J. Barrow, severe; George Myers, severe; William Baggage, severe; John Miller, slight; E. Piper, severe; John Sawyers, slight; James Gluver, slight; Isaac Swindle, slight; R. Martin, slight; William Newcomer, slight; M. Clemm, slight; H. Loch, severe; A. McCarty, slight; J. Hawkins, severe; John O'Niel, slight; W. Allemong, severe; John McCarty, slight; Joseph Grim, slight; John Cadwalader, slight; Joseph Anderson, missing. Ten horses killed and four disabled.

George McKendree, Lieutenant, commanding Battery.

Report of Colonel Warren.

headquarters Taliaferro's brigade, December 19, 1862.
Major Taliaferro, Assistant Adjutant-General Jackson's Division:
Major: In obedience to orders, I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by this brigade in the recent action near Fredericksburg:

The brigade left its encampment Friday morning about sunrise, and, on arriving at Hamilton's Crossing, was put in position in rear of the Hamilton house, in support of the batteries stationed on the hill. This position it occupied the remainder of the day and that night, but saw nothing of the enemy.

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