aved many lives.
I lost one private killed, one sergeant, one corporal, and four men (privates) wounded, only one severely.
My officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates were every thing I could desire.
They one and all performed their duty with the greatest cheerfulness, and in the most able and efficient manner.
I am much indebted to Major Arnold, my executive officer, for his valuable assistance — his whole conduct was admirable; and Captains Allen, Chalfin, Blunt, Robertson, Hildt, and Duryea, and Lieutenants McFarland, Langdon, Clossin, Shipley, Jackson, Pennington, Seeley, and Taylor, merit my warmest encomiums for the coolness and deliberation with which they performed, without one exception, their duty under a heavy continuous shower of shot, shells, and splinters for two successive days.
Lieutenant Todd, ordnance officer, had full supplies of all required articles, which were on hand at the post, and his department was conducted with system and efficiency.