934 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. (CHAP: LIV.
flank. The men were protected in a measure from the fire from the
front, but the fire from the right flank from the enemy's picket-line,
re-enforced to a distance equal to the range of their rifles, was annoying.
The working party of sixty men diligently worked to protect the right
flank from this fire, but the conformation of the ground and the direc-
tion of the enemy's line was such that it was not possible to do it under
the circumstances, and this fire continuing to increase in rapidity and
destructiveness the detachment finally withdrew to our line. An
officer captured from the enemy informed me that an attack upon that
part of their line in front of the Crater was anticipated, and prepara-
tions were made to meet it. An adjutant and nine enlisted men were
captured from the enemy.
The men and officers of the detachment behaved very well, and failed
of entire success from untoward circumstances that will sometimes
.intervene to mar the best laid military plans and snatch victory from
the grasp of those who deserve it.
I forwarded a list of casualties to your office this morning.*
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. H. WALLACE,
Report of Brig. Gen. John Gregg, C. S. Army, commanding Gregg's
(Texas) brigade, of operations September 29.
HEADQUARTERS TEXAS BRIGADE,
October 4, 1864.
COLONEL : After strict inquiries among the officers of the forces com-
posing my command on the 29th ultimo, I can state that Benning's
brigade captured 433 prisoners, the Texas brigade captured 43, and
Johnson's brigade 9, making in all 485. Besides others dead (and
there were many) Colonel DuBose's command have buried 119 in front
of Fort Gilmer. These were near the lines.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Itinerary of Hardaway's Light Artillery Battalion, August 13-December
August 13.—Graham's battery took position near Dutch Gap and
shelled the enemy's working party at that point. The enemy's gun-
boats replied without effect.
Nominal list (omitted) shows 14 killed, 41 wounded, 6 captured, 34 missing;
t From record of events on muster-rolls of field and staff. For portion of itinerary
here omitted see Vol. XXXVI, Part I, p. 1089, and Vol. XL, Part I, p. 800.
Col. W. H. TAYLOR,
Assistant Adjutant- Gen eral.