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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 4. (ed. Frank Moore) 3 1 Browse Search
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, the possession of which was eagerly sought by the contending parties. Reenforced by two hundred men, and assisted by a galling fire from our reserve stationed on Graveyard Point, poured on the deployed right flank of the enemy, our forces were enabled to succeed in driving the enemy from the first, and occupying it themselves. A force of two hundred was then thrown out by Colonel Garfield for the ascent of the lower horn of the crescent, and soon reaching the summit and reenforced by Colonel Crane of the Fortieth with three hundred men, captured the third pile of stone, and the rebels were confined to the second and central pile. The fire was now exceedingly heavy. The rebel style was adopted, and our men betook themselves to the shelter of rocks and trees, as though it was their favorite way of fighting. About half-past 4 P. M. loud cheering betokened the arrival of our reenforcements, and soon up they came, their faces reeking with perspiration, their coats off, breasts bared
The following are the names of the killed and wounded of the Ira Harris light cavalry. Killed. First Lieut. Nelson G. Decker, company D. Private John Murphy, company G. Private George Weller, company H. Private John Haslam, company L. Private Robert G. Campbell, company----. Wounded. Serg. Jacob G. McLean, company H, in the mouth, slightly. Corp. James Baker, company H, in the head, seriously. Private Michael Dwyer, company G, in the left shoulder, seriously. Private Lewis C. Crane, company H. Private Patrick Ambrose, company B, in the left side and leg, slightly. Private John N. Davis, company H. Private Josiah Kiff, company H, in the leg, slightly. Private Wm. Rankin, company H, slightly. Private Cyrus Romain, company H, in the thigh, slightly. Lieut. Leaf, of Col. Bayard's First Pennsylvania cavalry, was the only commissioned officer wounded. In this regiment, there were three killed, and eight wounded. The infantry sustained no loss. A nu