turned their attention to our left, where Colonel Munford, commanding the brigade, met them with the Second and Third regiments, reinforced by the Fourth, and later by the Fifth. For the rest of the evening I held my position with the First and Breathed's guns, driving back their skirmishers whenever they attempted to advance. Captain Litchfield's sharp-shooters were, as they always are, most efficient. Two much praise cannot be awarded to Captain Breathed and his brave men, who handled their guns with the utmost coolness, while their comrades were falling dead under the point-blank range of the enemy's carbines. This position I held until ordered to retire, bringing off all my killed and wounded. For the part borne by my own regiment, under the command of Captain Newton, who always “acts well his part,” I refer to his report. Suffice it to say, that its conduct gave me entire satisfaction. Its loss was one killed, seven wounded, and nine missing. Your obedient servant,
Wm. C. Wickham, Colonel Fourth Virginia Cavalry.
List of casualties.
Casualties in the First Virginia cavalry:
|Company F--||Thomas Lemer, killed.|
|Company D--||David A. Fields, wounded.|
|R. C. Williams, captured.|
|Company K--||J. Rench, wounded in hand.|
|Lieutenant George Freamer, very slightly in thigh.|
George Freamer, Adjutant, First Virginia Cavalry.
Casualties in Captain Breathed's Battery:Killed — W. H. Greenwell, J. W. Parker. Wounded — E. Russell, John Key — G. Terry, slightly. (Signed),
James Breathed, Captain S. H. A.