wounded, and thus I was deprived of as gallant a man as is to be found in the service. Lieutenant-Colonel Hyman, Thirteenth North Carolina, showed himself a true and gallant officer. Captain Rogers, Thirteenth North Carolina, gallantly carried the colors of his regiment for some time after receiving a wound in the arm. Adjutant Walker, Thirteenth North Carolina, also received high commendation from his regimental commander for his gallantry. Lieutenant Smith, Company B, Thirteenth North Carolina, has been frequently recommended for promotion for gallant conduct, but thus far has not been confirmed. Being fired upon by one of the enemy, he rushed forward and killed him with his sword. Lieutenant Williamson, also recommended, as well as Lieutenant Smith, continued throughout the fight, after receiving a flesh wound through the thigh. Colonel McElroy and Lieutenant-Colonel Stowe, Sixteenth North Carolina, both behaved as finely as officers could, until they were both seriously wounded. And I cannot refrain from mentioning private Wiggins, of the same regiment, for his gallantry and endurance. After being on skirmish or picket duty for three days and nights, he volunteered to go out again, when he very coolly and deliberately loaded several guns, with which he killed several of the enemy. It is with great sorrow that I have to record the deaths of Lieutenant-Colonel Cole and Major Odell, Twenty-second North Carolina; two finer soldiers or more gallant men were not to be found in the army. They never failed me on any occasion. Lieutenant-Colonel Ashford, Lieutenants Brown and Robinson, Thirty-eighth North Carolina, the former part of the time, and the two latter all the time, in charge of my sharpshooters, distinguished themselves very much. Colonel Ashford was remarked for his gallantry by all; and Lieutenant Brown continued with, or in charge of, the sharpshooters for several days. He is a young man who deserves promotion. He kept his skirmishers so close to the enemy's breastworks on Monday and Tuesday as to pick off their artillery horses, men working on their trenches, and any one seen mounted. He drove in their skirmishers on all occasions. I should mention that Major McLauchlin, Thirty-eighth North Carolina, was badly wounded, while behaving most gallantly. Adjutant McIntire, same regiment, is also spoken of for distinguished conduct. In general terms, my officers, with but few exceptions, acted not only well, but remarkably so. The following table will show my loss. Six out of ten field officers were killed or seriously wounded: List of Casualties.
I should have stated that Colonel McElroy, with his regiment, the Sixteenth North Carolina, after getting within three quarters of a mile of the point where the battle opened Sunday morning, was directed to report to General Stuart, who took him to some point in rear of the enemy, where he attacked a camp and routed them, when he rejoined me, at three o'clock A. M., only about two hours before the fight opened, having been marching all day and night.
I am, Sir, very respectfully,
|Officers.||Enlisted Men.||Officers.||Enlisted Men.||Officers.||Enlisted Men.||Officers.||Enlisted Men.|
|Thirteenth North Carolina regiment,||31||11||167||1||6||12||198|
|Sixteenth North Carolina regiment,||3||14||7||66||15||10||95|
|Twenty-second North Carolina regiment,||2||28||7||122||1||14||10||164|
|Thirty-fourth North Carolina regiment,||1||17||3||107||20||4||144|
|Thirty-eighth North Carolina regiment,||2||18||7||70||11||9||99|
W. D. Pender, Brigadier-General.
Report of Brigadier-General Thomas.
Captain: I have the honor to report that this brigade was ordered by Major-General Hill, on the morning of May second, to leave its position near Chancellorsville, on the right of the plank road from Fredericksburg to Gordonsville, and move with the division. In accordance with which order we moved with the division a few miles, when a message was received that the enemy had attacked and were threatening to capture the artillery and wagon train of the division, near the foundery. One regiment was at first sent, but the danger being reported to be most imminent, afterwards the whole brigade, with General Archer's brigade, returned and remained until the train had passed and the demonstrations of the enemy had ceased; when we moved on to overtake the division, which we did about eleven o'clock at night. The brigade was placed in position by General Heth, commanding division, on the extreme left and front, on the left of the plank road leading to