Reports of Maj. Gen. John Pope, U. S. Army, commanding the Army of Virginia, with congratulatory orders.*
Headquarters Army of Virginia,
Near Cedar Creek, August 10, 1862 —5.45 a.m.
The enemy crossed the Rapidan day before yesterday, and yesterday advanced in heavy force against Culpeper. Their advance under Ewell had a very severe engagement yesterday with Banks’ corps, in which the loss was heavy on both sides without decisive results. Continue reading “No. 1. Maj. Gen. John Pope.”
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”
Report of Col. George L. Andrews, Second Massachusetts Infantry, Third Brigade.
Hdqrs. Second Regt. Massachusetts Volunteers,
Camp near Slaughter Mountain, August 11, 1862.
In compliance with orders from brigade headquarters I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the Second Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, August 9: Continue reading “No. 9. Col. George L. Andrews.”
Report of Col. Silas Colgrove, Twenty-seventh Indiana Infantry.
Hdqrs. Twenty-seventh Regt. Indiana Volunteers,
August 12, 1862.
Sir: I have the honor of submitting the following report of the part taken in the battle of the 9th instant by the Twenty-seventh Regiment Indiana Volunteers: Continue reading “No. 10. Col. Silas Colgrove.”
Report of Brig. Gen. Zealous B. Tower, U. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade.
Hdqrs. 2d Brig., 2d Div., 3d Army Corp, Army of Va.,
August 14, 1862.
Sir: I have the honor to report, for the information of the general commanding the division, that Saturday, at 5 o’clock, in obedience to his orders, my brigade left camp, 2 miles south of Culpeper, and advanced on the Orange Court House road 3 ½ miles. Continue reading “No. 23. Brig. Gen. Zealous B. Tower.”