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on the field; throughout behaved in the most soldier like and gallant manner, and at a critical moment encouraged his men by his voice and example.

My thanks are also due to Major W. B. Myers, assistant adjutant-general; Captain R. L. Poor, Engineer Corps, and Lieutenant P. C. Warwick, of General Jones' staff, who gave me their services and behaved most gallantry.

I must not omit to mention the valuable services of the medical staff of the brigade, who were always on hand and promptly attended to the wounded. Dr. Beard, of Greenbrier, not in the service, was present as acting surgeon of the Twenty-sixth Virginia Battalion, and was most conspicuous for energy and efficiency.

I have the honor to remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel, Commanding.


Assistant Adjutant-General.


Return of Casualties in Patton's brigade, August 26-27.

Killed. Wounded.

Command. Officer Enliste Officer Enlist

s. d men. s. ed


8th Virginia Cavalry a. ... ... ... ...

22nd Virginia. b1 8 6 54

23rd Virginia Battalion. ... 3 ... 18

26th Virginia Battalion. ... 2 c4 25

45th Virginia. d1 4 1 16

Chapman's battery. ... 1 ... 5

Total. 2 18 11 118


Command. Officer Enliste Aggreg

s. d men. ate.

8th Virginia Cavalry a. ... ... ...

22nd Virginia. ... 10 79

23rd Virginia Battalion. ... ... 21

26th Virginia Battalion. ... 1 32

45th Virginia. ... 2 24

Chapman's battery. ... ... 6

Total. ... 13 162

a Not reported.

b Lieutenant J. G. Carr.

c Lieutenant C. C. Crouch, mortally wounded.

d Lieutenant I. B. Stewart.

Numbers 6. Report of Colonel James M. Corns, Eighth Virginia Cavalry.

AUGUST 31, 1863.

COLONEL: At 11 a. m. on the 26th, while on my way to Huntersville and Greenbrier Bridge, I received a dispatch from you stating that the enemy was at Callaghan's, and ordering me to join you as soon as possible. I started immediately, and reached the battle-field, near the White Sulphur Springs, about 2 a. m. on the 27th, when your ordered my men dismounted, and placed on reserve immediately in rear of your center. Three of my companies were in line during the engagement.

On the 27th, about 11 a. m., the enemy, having been repulsed with great loss, left the position occupied by him on the 26th and began a retreat in the direction of Callaghan's. Being ordered by you to mount my men as rapidly as possible and pursue the enemy, my command was soon in the saddle and in rapid pursuit. The enemy's

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