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 Clermont L. Best, Fourth U. S. Artillery, Chief of Artillery, Second Corps, Army of Virginia.
Hdqrs. Artillery, Second Corps, Army of Virginia
Culpeper, August 13, 1862.
Major: There being but five brigades composing the corps, and each of diminished strength, it was deemed proper that no more than one battery to each brigade should be brought into action. These batteries had been previously designated, and were placed in position on the most favorable points, supposed by the brigades to which they were respectively attached. Continue reading “Capt. Clerment L. Best”
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.”
Report of Brig. Gen. Christopher C. Augur, U. S. Army, commanding Second Division.
Washington, D.C., September 10, 1862.
Major: I desire respectfully to submit the following report of the operations of my division in the battle of Cedar Mountain up to 7 o’clock p. m., the time I was wounded and left the field: Continue reading “No. 11. Brig. Gen. Christopher C. Augur.”
Report of Brig. Gen. John W. Geary, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade.
_____, __, 1862.
General: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the First Brigade, Second Division, Second Corps, Army of Virginia, in the action at Cedar Creek, on Saturday, August 9: Continue reading “No. 12. Brig. Gen. John W. Geary.”
Report of Capt. Joseph M. Knap, Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery.
Headquarters Knap’s Pennsylvania Battery,
Near Culpeper, Va., August 14, 1862.
Colonel: On Friday, 8th instant, I was ordered by general Crawford, commanding brigade at Culpeper, to move at 4 p.m. in advance of his brigade with four guns. We took a position on an eminence to the left of the Orange road, some 400 yards beyond Cedar Run, and remained there all night, nothing occurring until 12 m. on Saturday, the 9th instant. Continue reading “No. 13. Capt. Joseph M Knap.”
Report of Col. William R. Creighton, Seventh Ohio Infantry.
Hdqrs. Seventh Regt. Ohio Volunteer Infantry,
In Field near Culpeper Court-House, August 9, 1862.
Sir: I would respectfully submit the following report of the part taken by the Seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the battle of Cedar Creek, Saturday, August 9, 1862: Continue reading “No. 15. Col. William R. Creighton.”