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n the night of the twenty-fifth ultimo and first instant, it acted with wonderful stanchness and adolonel Ramseur was severely wounded on the first instant, in the engagement, and has not been able unted. Early the following morning, the first instant, by reconnoissance, I found the enemy in l near the toll-gate, on the morning of the first instant, I ordered Captain Woolfolk, senior Captai the conduct of the entire regiment on Tuesday, first instant, I need not speak, as you yourself, Gehe ravine near the field of action, on the first instant, (five o'clock P. M.,) the impression was slightly wounded. At the battle of the first instant, the Twenty-seventh regiment was marched uenth ultimo; Michael Tool, wounded, on the first instant. Company H. M. R. Hanger, wounded, on tenth ultimo; N. D. McClure, killed, on the first instant. Respectfully, G. C. Smith, Captain, cty-ninth June and in the engagement of the first instant: On the twenty-ninth of June, just afte[21 more...]
vantage from want of ammunition. Wednesday morning, the second, a very heavy rain set in; the troops remained in bivouac,tly superior to ours. Shortly after six A. M., on the second instant, I was ordered to bivouac some two miles from the fronad joins the Long Bridge road. Late in the evening of the second, I received orders from General Lee to return to this posthe action on Malvern Hill, during the afternoon of the second instant: My brigade consisted of the following named regimeidge; the execution of which order occupied Wednesday, the second, and Thursday, the third July. On the fourth July, I reith a few exceptions, acted nobly. On the next day, the second, Colonel Delagnel, chief of artillery, ordered me back to engagement, my only loss being one man wounded. On the second, I maintained the position of the previous day, until it wts with the enemy from the twenty-eighth ultimo to the second instant, I have only to mention the conduct of Lieutenant L. D
f their gunboats in the James River. On the morning of the third, my command arrived near the landing and drove in the enemy all the time. My brigade remained in camp until the third instant, about ten or eleven o'clock A. M. I was then ordered treport to General A. P. Hill, which I did that evening, the third, and remained subject to his orders until the eleventh instday, until it was ascertained the enemy had fled. On the third, I returned to camp near Richmond, by order of General Lee,ivision, with whom it remained until the morning of the third instant, when relieved by you, and ordered to my camp. The bats, Assistant Adjutant-General: sir: On Thursday, the third instant, late in the afternoon, I was directed by Brigadier-Gend, spent in camp, at Low Swamp Church; and on Thursday, the third, it retraced its footsteps, and camped near White Oak SwampSeven Pines to refit, where we remained until Thursday, the third, when we again joined the division below White Oak Swamp, a
l the rifle guns of my command to the front, where we remained until the afternoon, when we were ordered back to camp with them. There we staid until Friday, the fourth, when we were ordered back to this point. I cannot too fully express my thanks for, and appreciation of, the conduct, on the occasion referred to, of Surgeon J, July second, spent in camp, at Low Swamp Church; and on Thursday, the third, it retraced its footsteps, and camped near White Oak Swamp that night. Friday, the fourth, it was ordered to the neighborhood of Westover, where it was drawn up in line of battle all the rest of the day, and took up camp in the woods on its left, whererdee, company H. All the rest were enlisted men. Ten o'clock P. M., left the field in good order, remaining near the battle-field until the morning of the fourth instant; left in pursuit of the enemy, and proceeded down James River twelve miles, to----cross-roads. Remained in the neighborhood or picketed until the ninth insta
y-fifth to the twenty-ninth of July, inclusive. 9. Report of the Seventh South Carolina in their engagement of the fifth instant. 10. Report of the Third South Carolina regiment of the operations on the first of July. 11. Report of Colonel The remainder of the fourth and fifth July were spent in reconnoitring and watching the river. On the morning of the fifth, Colonel S. D. Lee, of the artillery, reported to me with a battery of rifle guns, (Squiers's Washington artillery,) to wOn the fourth of July we occupied, with Brigadier-General Early's command, the woods in front of Westover Church. On the fifth there was some sharp skirmishing, but no loss, except that Lieutenant Bond, A. A. General, Maryland line, had his horse ky in this field in line of battle till the evening, and then encamped in a neighboring body of woods. On Saturday, the fifth, and Sunday, the sixth of July, we laid in camp. On Monday, the seventh of July, the brigade, along with other troops,
after dark. The only transport which passed during the night was fired into with distant damage, but she kept on. On the sixth, the battery was augmented by two rifle pieces of Rogers's battery, and proceeded to Wayne's Oak, lower down the river. vices rendered by my command, in the recent battles and skirmishes near Richmond, from the twenty-fifth ultimo to the sixth instant: The force under my command consisted of the Fourth Virginia cavalry, Captain Chamberlain commanding, and the JeffLee and General Stuart. They were not furnished — doubtless for good reasons — until General A. P. Hill arrived, (on the sixth, I believe,) at which time the entire train and guard had crossed the creek and joined the main army. My scouts broughout her lights. She was struck several times and considerably injured, but succeeded in passing the battery. On the sixth instant, the same guns, accompanied by a section of Rosser's battery, proceeded to a point known as Wayne's Oak, on the banks
te House, that gunboats are not so dangerous as is generally supposed. On the afternoon of the seventh, the batteries returned to their camps, the men being much exhausted from loss of rest and contames River, four miles below Charles City Court-House. About seven A. M. on the morning of the seventh, opened on a transport, and, after some twenty shots, made her turn back, throwing overboard a at the houses in the vicinity, occupied only by inoffensive families. On the evening of the seventh, the batteries returned to their camp. Respectfully submitted. S D. Lee, Colonel of Artillernts for the protection of the capital. The position assigned me was held until Monday, the seventh instant, when, by General Huger's order, I returned to my camp at this place, all my other batteriey, and took up camp in the woods on its left, where it remained till the morning of Monday, the seventh, when it moved forward about a quarter of a mile, and spent the day in line of battle, on picke
t the enemy failed in the effort, within three quarters of a mile of his main body, and in his rear. At sundown on the eighth, it being decided to withdraw our forces from before the enemy's position, the cavalry covered the withdrawal of the infa as far as Crenshaw's farm, on the New Market road, and, after remaining there several days, resumed the march on the eighth instant, and arrived at our present encampment, Farrar's farm, on Wednesday, the ninth. The battalion probably acted as wellt the day in line of battle, on picket. That evening it fell back several miles, and camped for the night. Tuesday, the eighth, it marched to a piece of woods several miles west of White Oak Swamp, at which place it staid one day, and then directed near the enemy's lines until evening, when we were ordered to move back a short distance to the rear. On Tuesday, the eighth, Wednesday, the ninth, and Thursday, the tenth of July, we marched back toward Richmond, and, on the last-named day, we e
infantry, and prevented the enemy's having any knowledge of the movement. At daylight, on the ninth, the cavalry proceeded above Turkey Island Creek, with a view to establish a line of cavalry outnemy to battle, which was not accepted. We then marched to this point, arriving here on the ninth instant. My loss was very heavy for a small command. The report of casualties has been sent in, t actively engaged that night. We were then continued in the pursuit of the enemy until the ninth instant, when we were ordered to our present camp, four miles from Richmond. During these contestere ordered to move back a short distance to the rear. On Tuesday, the eighth, Wednesday, the ninth, and Thursday, the tenth of July, we marched back toward Richmond, and, on the last-named day, ws River twelve miles, to----cross-roads. Remained in the neighborhood or picketed until the ninth instant; then fell back to the church on the Darbytown road, six miles east of Richmond, remaining
om the vicinity of Shirley, across by Nance's shop to the Chickahominy. On the tenth, a portion of the cavalry was left on this duty, and the remainder, by the direcompliance with your order, moved to this place, where I remained until the tenth instant; when, in obedience to an order from General Lee, I moved with my command i engaged with a gunboat and transport in James River, near Fort Powhatan, on 10th instant. Branch's Battery.Virginia13795622 2Good, but needs drilling.Near Petersb'gry also engaged gunboat and transport on James River, near Fort Powhatan, on 10th instant. Graham's Battery.Virginia632432  1Needs drill and discipline.Near Petersb'ear Richmond, July 14, 1862. General: In obedience to your orders of the tenth instant, I beg leave respectfully to submit the following report: Soon after recak Swamp, and returned with it to our camp on the Williamsburg road on Thursday, tenth instant. It will be seen from this report that Captain Rhett's battery was
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