ats retired badly crippled, and from the cries heard on board, a number of the enemy must have been wounded.
Being the first engagement for this section and for most of the men, all behaved well under fire.
The horses for new ones were remarkably quiet.
I have no casualties to report.
The distance fired from the first position was about 300 yards. The number of shell (fuse) fired by this section was fifty-eight.
I am, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant, T. A. Faries, Capt. Comd'g Battery, Mouton's Brigade.
notes.—The following particulars of the fight from the Federals were received through the lines after this report was written:
The U. S. S. Kinsman had the brunt of the combat, she received fifty-four shot and shell in her hull and upper works; had one man killed and five wounded.
The U. S. S. Estrella received three shot; had two men killed and one mortally wounded.
The U. S. S. Calhoun was struck by eight shot or shell; received no serious da
Contract made by General Roddy May 26, ‘63. Aug. 31, ‘63, Roddy's Brigade Hospital. Nov. 8, ‘63, contract terminated.
Piggitt, W. N., Assistant Surgeon. Sept. 30, ‘63, S. S. Wofford's Brigade.
Pierce, Dunklin, Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War, Feb. 2, ‘64, to rank from Sept. 21, ‘63, ordered to report to E. A. Flewellen for assignment, to date from Sept. ‘62. Nov. 21, ‘63, ordered to report to General Longstreet. Dec. 4, ‘63, ordered to report to General Breckinridge, Comd.
Corps. Dec. 31, ‘63, 45th Alabama.
Pitts, M. W., Assistant Surgeon. Feb. 6, ‘64, ordered to report to Medical-Director. March 4, ‘64, ordered to report to Lieutenant-General Hood. March 31, ‘64, 34th Alabama. April 30, ‘64, 10th South Carolina.
Postell, P. S., Assistant Surgeon, appointed by Secretary of War to rank from July 8, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, Barrett's Battery.
May 31, ‘63, passed board at Shelbyville.
June 5, ‘63, as Surgeon 34th Mississippi. April
ter fortitude and endurance than this army has exhibited, and I am commissioned by the President to thank you in the name of the Confederate States for the undying fame you have won for their arms.
Much as you have done, much more remains to be accomplished.
The enemy again threatens us with invasion, and to your tried valor and patriotism the country looks with confidence for deliverance and safety.
Your past exploits give assurance that this confidence is not misplaced. R. E. Lee, General Comd'g.
After the battle of Sharpsburg our camp was several times changed in the Valley of Virginia, and finally landed down below Berryville, where we rested up, and, with the exception of a small affair at Snicker's Gap, had a quiet time.
Saturday, November 22, received orders to take up the line of march for
where we arrived December 2, and at once began preparations for the conflict of the 13th—as Burnside's army was already strung along the Rappahannock river