Report of Major John G. Kasey, Fifty-eighth Virginia, of the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9, 1862.
This regiment was drawn up in line of battle with the other regiments of the Fourth Brigade at about 4 o’clock on the evening of August 9, at a distance of about one mile from the enemy’s batteries, and moving forward encountered the enemy’s cavalry, which retired as the brigade advance.
After moving forward several hundred yards the regiment was halted under the cover of a hill, where it lay for sometime under fire of the enemy’s artillery. It was then ordered forward to repulse an attack made by the enemy’s infantry upon our batteries, which were then in position on the left of our brigade and were engaged on the left of the enemy’s line until they were driven from the field, and with the brigade following them up, we lay during the night in rear of the position occupied by the enemy during the engagement.
J. G. Kasey,
Commanding Fifty-eighth Virginia Regiment
North Carolina Troops.
[From the National Archives]
Hewett, Janet B., Trudeau, Noah Andre, Suderow, Bryce, A., eds., Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Part 1 – Reports, Volume 2, Serial No. 2., Broadfoot Publishing Company, Wilmington, NC, 1994, 713.
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