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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 7. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 1 Browse Search
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with the roar of artillery and musketry. surgeons soon establish a hospital at two private houses. The dead and wounded are brought in as fast as men and horses can bring them. For four or five hours I believe there was not an intermission of firing of more than two minutes at any one time — almost an incessant fire. As near as we can learn, the rebel force consisted of the Twenty-second, Forty-fifth, Fifty-fourth, and Sixty-second Virginia regiments; Edgar's battalion of cavalry, and Chapman's battery, of four guns — all commanded by Golonel Patten, in the absence of General Eckle. As to position, the enemy had the decided advantage. They selected a position where the road passed through a deep gorge of rocks, with mountains on either side and fearful precipices. The enemy was concealed behind rocks, trees, logs, and fences, a great part of the time lying on their faces. Their artillery was planted in front some four hundred yards from ours. The Third and Eighty Virginia M
ient servant, William Wells, Major Commanding First Vermont Calvary. list of casualties occurring in First regiment of Vermont cavalry, September Thirteenth, 1863. Major William Wells, wounded slightly in the shoulder. Adjutant C. D. Gates, missing. Private John Henry, company B, killed. Sergeant L. V. H. Haskell, company G, wounded in the left arm. Private Monroe Lyford, company C, wounded in the shoulder. Private F. A. Russell, company I, wounded in the side. Sergeant B. G. Chapman, company B, missing. Private B. J. Merrill, company B, missing. Sergeant H. P. Aldrich, company C, missing. Bugler A. F. Hacket, company M, missing. William Wells, Major Commanding First Vermont Cavalry. A National account Culpeper Court-House, Va., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1863. On the morning of the thirteenth the cavalry division of General Kilpatrick crossed the Rappahannock at Kelly's Ford, and marched in the direction of Culpeper by Brandy Station. No rebels in