598 OPRRATioNs IN st. AND N. 0. [CHAP. XLVIII.
encouragement to his men. He was wounded while at the head of
Captain Paul, assistant adjutant-general, was with the brigade in
discharge of his duties until the attack of 8th instant. He then
went into action with the command, and has not since been heard
from. It is feared he has fallen into the hands of the enemy. Cap-
tain Smith, Ninety-seventh New York, brigade inspector, and Lieu-
tenant Arnold, Twelfth Massachusetts, aide-de-camp, are entitled to
mention for soldierly conduct in presence of the enemy. By their
industry and judgment they also rendered me great assistance in the
management of the brigade. The duties of assistant adjutant-gen-
eral after the loss of Captain Paul have been performed by Lieu-
tenant Arnold, in which he has rendered entire satisfaction.
Capt. B. F. Bucklin, commissary of subsistence of brigade (in ad-
dition to the full performance of the duties of his department, in
which he had heretofore gained a reputation not excelled by any
commissary in the army), has proved himself a most gallant soldier
on the field. To him am I greatly indebted (on the evening of the
5th instant while engaged with the enemy) for his exertions in rally-
ing and supporting a part of the command when a panic was immi-
nent. He also exhibited his soldierly qualities on several occasions
subsequent to the period of this report, of which mention shall be
made at the proper time.
Colonel Moesch, Eighty-third New York, fell at the head of his
command. It is only necessary to say that in his death he proved
himself worthy of the favorable mention heretofore repeatedly made
Major Keenan, Eleventh Pennsylvania, fell while leading his regi-
ment in charge of morning of 8th instant. Long acquaintance led
to a full appreciation of his character. He was brave, cool, and cour-
teous, and by his personal exertions and example sustained his com-
mand, which I believe could not otherwise have been done, many
being new men for the first time bfought into action.
Colonel Wheelock, Ninety-seventh New York, Colonel Bates and
Major Cook, Twelfth Massachusetts, have fully sustained their here-
tofore well-earned reputations. Their conduct and bearing was all
that could be asked of the best soldier.
Many others are equally deserving of mention whose conduct es-
caped observation, the character of the several fields preventing any
extended observation, and in some instances names and appearance
of the officers not being familiar. I can say, however, that with
very few exceptions all performed their duty.
I annex a tabular statement of casualties.
?ª Killed. Wounded. Missing. .. Total. E
Regiment. 41 ?ª c., M 51
o 50 38
1 88 50
2 48 4
0 4 4 ,i 05 4
o 0 x iii X
0 0 2
o o 4
Elth Pennsylvania Volunteers 1 8 1 47
)7th New York Volunteers ..... 5
E2th Massachusetts Volunteers 1
33d New York Volunteers .
38th Pennsylvania Volunteers
1 14 1 118 1 8 8 140 143