Report of Brig. Gen. William B. Taliaferro, C. S. Army, commanding First Division.
Headquarters First Division, Valley Army,
Camp near Liberty Mills, Va., August 13, 1862.
Captain: By direction of the major-general commanding I have the honor to report the operations of my command on the 9th instant, during the engagement near Cedar Run: Continue reading “No. 30. Brig. Gen. William B. Taliaferro.”
Report of Lieut. Col. Lawson Botts, Second Virginia Infantry.
[Camp Garnett], August 13, 1862.
Captain: In obedience to order I have the honor to report that on Saturday, the 9th, about the hour of 5 p. m., the First Brigade, of which this (the Second Regiment of Virginia Infantry) is a part, was marched though a woods near Cedar Run, in Culpeper [County], in column of regiments, within range of the enemy’s artillery, a shell occasionally falling near the brigade. Continue reading “No. 32. Lieut. Col. Lawson Botts.”
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).”