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Adjutant and Inspector General Reports

1864 Report

Appendix F

NEAR Chain Bridge,
September 12, 1861.

Col. Stevens,

SIR: On the 11th inst., I went to Lewinsville, agreeably to orders received the evening previous, with Companies A and F, of the 2d Vermont Regiment. The position assigned us was to act as guard or reserve to protect the artillery, which they did well. The command obeyed all orders promptly, and kept the ranks closed during the march on the way back to camp while under the rake of the fire of the enemy. While at a halt, in range of the enemy's fire, a shell burst near them and tore the clothes of several but wounded none. They remained cool, showing no desire to leave the position until proper orders were received. As for myself, I have only to say that I was at or near my command during the whole time to receive and communicate orders and see that they were properly executed, and aimed to do my duty.

Respectfully, yours,
Geo. J. Stannard,
Lieut.-Col. 2d Vermont Regiment.

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