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.”
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 Captain James Thompson, Independent Battery, Light Pennsylvania Artillery.
Cedar Creek, Va. August 9, 1862.
Sir:–– Having arrived upon the gourd at dark and when near the wood thru’ which the road passes, I found the road blocked by troops and ordered to wheel to the right by Gen. McDowell and not having further instructions, I halted the battery until I was assigned a position on an open piece of ground between two patches of woods. Continue reading “Capt. James Thompson”
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.”
Report of Col. Samuel S. Carroll, Eighth Ohio Infantry, commanding Fourth Brigade.
Headquarters Fourth Brigade,
August 13, 1862.
Sir: In compliance with a circular from division headquarters of this date I have the honor to make the following report: Continue reading “No. 25. Col. Samuel S. Carroll.”