Losses in the third Company Richmond Howitzers.
From letters from members of the company we learn the following particulars of the losses of the 3d Company Howitzers of Richmond
, at Charlestown
, on the 16th. Capt. Benj. H. Smith, Jr.
, was wounded just as the pieces were limbering up to retire from the fight.
His left foot was cut in half by a piece of shell and his horse was killed by the ile. He was carried to the residence of Dr.
therford, where a portion of his foot was amputated. Lieut, Henry C. Carter
was wounded early in the action in the shoulder; but after having his w dressed returned to the scene of the fight.
Private James E. Cassiday
was shot in the thigh by a bullet from a shrapnel.
The wound is not dangerous.
Private R. Burley Brown
was instantly killed by a shell while sighting the gun. He was a son of John J. Brown
, former proprietor of the American Hotel
, and was a cool and gallant soldiers.
The wounded were taken to Charlestown
and Mr. Brown
was buried by the citizens of that place in the cemetery there.
, of the 2d Company of Howitzers, was wounded in the same action, but not seriously.