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arrived at the easterly end of the place, General Custer's brigade having advanced to Abbottsville, time the contest hung in the balance, but General Custer's brigade returning after a severe strugglroad to the right leading to Cashtown, and General Custer's brigade was placed to the left. Companybe repulsed. The charge ordered was made, General Custer and Captain Thompson leading it. The compaed in killing a man who was trying to kill General Custer, whose horse had been shot in the melee. Owing to a misunderstanding, one brigade (General Custer's) of this division went to the right, andishers, and still further on the right was General Custer's brigade, the First, Fifth, Sixth, and Sered to a little bugler, who is attached to General Custer's brigade. As he passed down the line, esh some mistake, only one brigade — that of General Custer's — obeyed the order. When within less third. General Gregg's division, assisted by General Custer's brigade, of General Kilpatrick's divisio[1 more...]<
. M., I was ready to move at once. At daylight I had reached the crest of hills occupied by the enemy an hour before, and at a few moments before six o'clock General Custer drove the rear-guard of the enemy into the river at Williamsport. Learning from citizens that a portion of the enemy had retreated in the direction of Falling the rebels along the entire line, and returned with a loss of thirty killed, wounded, and missing, including the gallant Major Weber killed. I directed General Custer to send forward one regiment as skirmishers. They were repulsed before support could be sent them, and driven back, closely followed by the rebels, until cheere left upon the field in charge of their own surgeons. We captured two guns, three battle-flags, and upward of one thousand five hundred prisoners. To General Custer and his brigade, Lieutenant Pennington and his battery, and one squadron of the Eighth New-York cavalry, of General Buford's command, all praise is due. Ve
Doc. 118.-battle of Gettysburgh, Pa. Official report of General Custer. headquarters Second brigade, Third division, cavalry corps, army of the Potomac, Berea Church, August 22, 1863. Captain Estes, A. A.G., Third Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac: in compliance with instructions received from the headquarters of the Third division, I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by my command in the engagements near Gettysburgh, July third, 1863. Aterick, First Michigan cavalry, A. D. C. I desire also to mention two of my buglers, Joseph Fought, company D, Fifth U. S. cavalry, and Peter Boehn, company B, Fifth U. S. cavalry; also, Orderlies Norval Churchill, company L, First Michigan cavalry, George L. Foster, company C, First Michigan cavalry, and Benjamin H. Butler, company M, First Michigan cavalry. Respectfully submitted, G. A. Custer, Brigadier-General Commanding Second Brigade. Jacob L. Greene, Assistant Adjutant-General.
uns, stationed at our front and left. We were here directed by General Custer, commanding brigade, to attack the force occupying the woods toeek, with two batteries in support. General Kilpatrick ordered General Custer to dislodge them, which he soon accomplished. The Sixth Michigwn, in the woods on the Cedar Mountain road. In the mean time, General Custer, at the head of the First battalion of the First Vermont, commain road. Our loss here was the heaviest of any during the day. General Custer, while leading the First Vermont, was wounded in the leg by theMitchel, and Lieutenant Jones, and supported by two batteries. General Custer, whose irrepressible gallantry led him far ahead of his command and in a moment they were ours. After the guns were captured, General Custer came up, armed only with his riding whip, compelling many a manve captured a train of cars loaded mainly with contrabands, but General Custer's flank movement was delayed by a deep and almost impassable ra
ely flew the track, and took to the woods, where some of Moseby's men took possession of her. Two soldiers were sent after her; and these, too, were gobbled up. It would thus appear that the campaign, taken altogether, has been unfavorable to General Kil patrick. Driven out of Culpeper, ruined at Buck land's, the loss of his favorite mare must appear to him the unkindest cut of all. At Buckland's, General Stuart captured a number of wagons and mules, and the headquarter baggage of General Custer; his papers, clothes, every thing. The papers reveal many interesting facts connected with their cavalry, and show a heavy loss in the recent engagements at Jack's Shop, James City, etc. A few unimportant skirmishes followed the Buckland Races, but that amusing occurrence may be regarded as the termination of the cavalry campaign. I think you will agree with me that the cavalry have done well for the Republic in this campaign. They have met and fought the enemy all along the road
Doc. 197.-battle of Buckland's Mills, Va. General Custer's report. headquarters Second brigade Third division cavansmitting my orders. Respectfully submitted, (Signed) G. A. Custer, Brig. Com. Second Brigade Third Division Cavalry CorpsDavies's brigade, which had before been held in hand while Custer's had the advance, moved rapidly forward, pressing the enemy above New-Baltimore. While General Custer's command was taking a nooning, a messenger came in out of breath to General Krear, had fallen back to within one mile and a half of General Custer's brigade, and was there awaiting orders when the messth infantry and cavalry, in this they were successful--General Custer, however, succeeding in getting his command in safety eing among the killed. When General Kilpatrick saw that Custer's brigade was safe across Broad Run, he directed him to fam the trap the enemy had laid for it. Generals Kilpatrick, Custer, Davies, Colonels Alger, Mann, Sawyer, and in fact a large