Report of Col. Henry Forno, Fifth Louisiana Infantry, commanding Hays’
(or First Louisiana) Brigade.
Headquarters Hays’ Brigade,
August 18, 1862.
Sir: I have the honor to report the part taken by Hays’ brigade, now under my command, during the battle of the 9th instant, at Cedar Run. Although not actively engaged, the brigade, being held in reserve by General Trimble’s command, were under fire and in range of the enemy’s shell and suffered considerably; a list of the casualties accompanying this report.*
Very respectfully, yours,
Colonel Fifth Louisiana, Commanding Brigade.
Capt. G. Campbell Brown,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Division.
*Embodied in No. 27.