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[121] the right of the road, where Captain Bondurant delivered a telling fire, first with two and then with all six pieces. Later in the afternoon he was ordered up near the captured works to relieve Captain Carter and rake the road. He reached that ground in time to render handsome service in playing upon the enemy's reinforcements coming up the road. The loss of the battery was Private Knight, killed; Privates J. A. Meek and James Spinner, wounded; twelve horses killed or disabled.

I must not omit to acknowledge the valuable services of Captain Gardner, Assistant Adjutant-General upon General Early's staff, who volunteered to render me his assistance. I assigned him to duty with the Twenty-fourth Virginia, with whom he went into the fight, exhibiting both coolness and discretion.

In concluding this report, it becomes my duty to pay the last tribute of respect to the memory of my Assistant Adjutant-General, Captain J. Lawrence Meem, whose conspicuous gallantry won the admiration of all who saw him, and added to the laurels which he had gathered at Williamsburg and on previous fields. At a late hour he was instantly killed. By his death the service is deprived of a gifted young officer and society of a favorite whom we shall long deplore.

My Aid de-Camp, Lieutenant D. P. Halsey, having attracted universal applause throughout my entire command by his handsome behavior, was rallying a disordered regiment and leading it forward with their colors in his hand, when he received a dangerous wound in the head, which will deprive me of his valuable services for a long time to come.

Having thus most imperfectly reported the operations of my command, I forward herewith the reports of the subordinate commanders and complete lists of casualties, showing the loss of the brigade to be--

Killed outright,98
Wounded,600
Missing,42
 
Grand total,740

Half of the missing supposed by regimental commanders to be killed or wounded.

I have the honor to be, Major, your obedient servant,

S. Garland, Jr., Brigadier-General, commanding Third Brigade, Hill's Division.

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