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Adjutant and Inspector General Reports

1864 Report

Appendix F

July 10, 1862.

GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the following report of the engagement at Garnett's Hill on the 27th ultimo:

I received orders from General Brooks about 3 o'clock to report with my regiment to General Hancock on the picket line. I was assigned to position in line between the Fifth Wisconsin and Forty-third New York. At about 7.30 o'clock the enemy advanced to a crest about 50 yards in front of our line and delivered a volley. So suddenly did they come upon us, the advanced vedettes had not time to warn the main body of their approach. I called my men to their feet, returned their fire, and immediately drove them from their position on the crest. I then ceased firing, when they again appeared on the crest, from which they were at once driven again. The firing ceased a little before 9 o'clock.

I would mention the following names of officers whose conduct on this occasion was extremely praiseworthy: Maj. C. B. Stoughton; Capt. J. H. Platt, Company F, Capt. H. L. Terry, Company E; First Lieut. G. B. French, commanding Company C; Second Lieut. W. C. Tracy, commanding Company K.

Accompanying I send a list of casualties.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Commanding -Fourth Vermont Volunteer Infantry.

General W. T. N. BROOKS,
Commanding Brigade.

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