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.”
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”
Note: This report is printed in Vol. 51, Serial 107, of the Official Records. The introduction to this supplemental volume states: This volume contains documents discovered too late to be included where they belong. They supplement a number of other volumes, and contain material from Big Bethel (June 10, 1861) through Bull Run, various operations in Virginia in 1861 and 1862 into Maryland in 1862.
Report of Colonel Thomas H. Ruger, Third Wisconsin Infantry. Continue reading “Col. Thomas Ruger”
Extract from letter of Colonel Hazael Joseph Williams, Fifth Virginia Infantry, on the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia, August 9, 1862.
August 17, 1886.
The distance my regiment was from the Culpeper Road was about 600 yards. (The regiment of the brigade were arranged as follows: Right [to left] Twenty-seventh Virginia, Thirty-third Virginia, Fifth Virginia, Second Virginia, Fourth Virginia.) The two regiments on my right was held back by a charge being made by a brigade of Federals, under the command of Colonel [Joseph Farmer] Knipe, if I mistake not. Continue reading “Col. Hazael J. Williams; (1886 letter).”
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”