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Cloyd's Mountain battle.

Major Thomas L. Broun's recollection of the battle.

The Federal loss in this battle was 108 killed, 508 wounded and 72 captured or missing; the Confederate loss 76 killed, 262 wounded and 200 captured or missing. The casualties were mainly in the Forty-sixth Virginia Infantry Regiments, Morgan's dismounted men and the Forty-fifth Virginia Battalion. Crook's force was three times as great as that of the Confederate, under Jenkins and McCausland.

R. W. H.
Editor of the Confederate Column:
Sir,—The reports of the Confederate officers about this battle are published in the War Records, Washington, D. C., 1891, Vol. 38, part 1.

I was volunteer aide on Colonel Beuhring Jones' staff, of the Sixtieth Virginia Regiment, and was assigned to duty just where it turned out the battle was most hotly fought. General Jenkins, Major Tom Smith and I went into the fight together, and were at its close, taken off the field at the same time together in ambulances and left at Guthrie's house. There General Jenkins died on the tenth day after the battle. Major Tom Smith got well, and I was removed on a litter the Sunday following the battle (Monday, May 9), by the kindness of David McGavock, aided by his negro man, to Mr. McGavock's home, where I lingered for several months critically ill.

I was, when shot, executing an order Colonel W. H. Browne, of the Forty-fifth Regiment, gave me to gallop off, stop one of the artillery companies that was retreating, and open fire on the enemy, who had surrounded the Forty-fifth, and were playing havoc with them by shooting them and demanding surrender.

I did as was ordered, and had shot four times with cannon into the enemy on the right and left of the Forty-fifth, thereby

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