In General Perry
's report he said: ‘The conduct of both officers and men of my command through the tiresome marches and continued watching, as well as while engaging the enemy, was such as to merit high praise.
The firm and steadfast courage exhibited, especially by the Fifth and Second Florida regiments, in the charge at Chancellorsville
, attracted my particular attention.’
The general specially noted the services of Capt. W. E. Mc-Caslan
, Lieut. D. B. Taylor
, Lieut. William Scott
and Lieut. H. F. Riley
; Maj. T. C. Elder
and Maj. D. W. Hinkle
, staff officers and volunteer aides.
The Eighth lost 11 killed and 35 wounded, among the latter.
Capt. B. F. Whitner
and Lieutenants J. M. Nelson
and T. S. Armistead
The Second lost 3 killed, including Adjt. Waddy F. Butler
, and 29 wounded; and the Fifth lost 6 killed and 22 wounded, among the latter Maj. B. F. Davis
At the battle of Gettysburg
the brigade was commanded by Lang
of the Eighth, the heroic fighter at Fredericksburg
, now promoted to colonel, General Perry
being disabled with typhoid fever.
The following is the report of the service of the brigade in the battle of Gettysburg
, in a letter to General Perry
from Colonel Lang