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Eighteenth Virginia regiment.

To the Editors of the Dispatch:

I send you the casually that of the 18th Virginia, in the engagement near Williamsburg, May 5th, 1862, which you will please publish for the benefit of those having relatives and friends in the regiment. The regiment went into action about 20 minutes to 11 and remained until dark, commanded by Lieut. Col. H. A. Carrington.

Company A. Capt J. A. Holland--Killed: Sergeant Jas S Paxton. Wounded: Sergeant Jacob Wolf, dangerously; Coronal John W Travis, in hand; Privates W H Maccuhelmer, arm broken; S T. Moole, in arm; C. B Moore, in hand; Wm. H Page, in leg; J W Tucker, in hip; S. T Vass, in hand; Wm. Vaughn, in arm and hand: Wm. E Watson, in shoulder.

Company B, Capt. T. D. Claiborne--Killed a Lieut. Archibald Pleasants, and Private John E. Epperson. Wounded: Privates Marshall Compton, in head; E. M. Pace, in foot; John T. Townsend, three fingers shot off; H. E. Wootten, one finger shot off, Geo. W. Yarborough, leg broken.

Company C, Capt H T Ovan — Killed Privates Upson A. Robinson and Wm. O Watson Wounded: Lieut. A A Watkins, thumb shot off; Sergeant Chas. H Wilkinson, in hand; Privates Jno. A. Allen, in leg; Wm. J. Davis, shot through both legs, one broken; James A Robinson, in head; T P Robinson, in foot; Y W Dalton, in arm; R T Jones, neck. Missing; Sergeant Richard O Verssr.

Company D, Capt. E. G. Hall--Killed: Sergeant Henry Read and Private T Cavter. --Wounded: Sergeant T H Brightwell, in hand; Privates E. A Chick, in side; J T. Gallager, in face. Missing: Privates G W Adams and R C Moore.

Company F, Capt. Randolph Harrison--Killed: Color Sergeant Solon A Boston. --Wounded, John H Barker, in hand.

Company F. Capt. R A Bookers Killed Sergeant A M Hughes. Wounded: Privates A L Faris, dangerously: R P Mayon slightly.--Missing: Private B J Haney.

Company G, Capt. Richard Irby--Wounded: Corporal John H. Gill, slightly in arm,

Company H, Capt. Wm. T Johnson — Wounded: Sergeant Jos. O Milton, slightly in head Missing: Private John L L Fore.

Company I, Capt. E. D Oliver — Killed: Private Jon. T. Lewis. wounded: Lieut. Geo. W Jones, in head; Sergeant Isaac N. Dodson, in knee; Sergeant Wm. T. Hubbard, in head; Sergeant Jas. Jennings, in thighs; Corporal P D Owen, in head; Privates Wm. R Barksdale, in arm; Jackson, Evans, in arm. Missing Privates Miles O Abbott, Enoch R Johnson, E O Wade.

Company K, Capt Matthew Lyle--Wounded: Corporal C A Keesee, dangerously; Privates J. M Danson, in face, C R Hudson, is thigh; J H Jeffries, thigh broken; T M Jones, in face; T Price, in back; B W Spencer, in arm; W S Spencer, in shoulder; R H Taylor, in thigh; C. H. Wilkes, slightly in breast.

Sergeant Major Price, wounded in hand.

Total Killed10
Total Wounded80
Total Missing6

Very respectfully, yours,


A. Adjutant 18th Virginia.

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