No. 7. Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams.

No. 7.

Report of Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams, U. S. Army, commanding First Division, Second Corps.

Hdqrs. First Div., Second Corps, Army of Virginia,       
Near Cedar Run, Va., August  16, 1862.

      Major:   I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the division under my command in the action at this place on the 9th instant:

      My division, since the transfer of Geary’s brigade, is composed of the brigade commanded by Brigadier-General Crawford  (Twenty-eighth New York, Colonel Donnelly;  Forty-sixth Pennsylvania, Colonel Knipe;  Tenth Maine, Colonel Beal, and Fifth Connecticut, Colonel Chapman), and of the Third Brigade, commanded by Brigadier-General Gordon (Third Wisconsin, Colonel Ruger;  Second Massachusetts, Colonel Andrews, and Twenty-seventh Indiana, Colonel Colgrove). Continue reading “No. 7. Brig. Gen. Alpheus S. Williams.”

Brig. Gen. George H. Gordon’s Report

Editor’s Note:  This report was submitted late and placed in the Appendix of the War Records.  Consequently it does not have a sequence number.   I have placed it here, in its proper order. —Brad Forbush.

Report of Brig. Gen. George H. Gordon, U.  S. Army, commanding Third Brigade, First Division, Second Corps, Army of Virginia.

Headquarters Third Brigade,         
Camp near Culpeper,  Aug. 11, 1862.

      Sir:    I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by my brigade in the recent battle of Saturday, Aug. 9th, at Cedar Mountain, with the enemy under Gen. (Stonewall) Jackson: Continue reading “Brig. Gen. George H. Gordon’s Report”

Monuments at Cedar Mountain Battlefield

Contributed by Friends of Cedar Mountain board member Brad Forbush

Many visitors are surprised to learn there are five monuments on the Cedar Mountain battlefield. All but one of the battlefield monuments are on private property, which must be respected. The monuments honor the 3rd Wisconsin, the 27th Indiana, the 46th Pennsylvania, the 28th New York and the 10th Maine Infantry regiments. Continue reading “Monuments at Cedar Mountain Battlefield”