From The Twenty-Ninth.
Headquarters 29th Reg’t., Camp In The Field, Near Luray, Va., June 11th, 1862.
To The Editor Of The Sentinel.
Below you will find a list of the killed, wounded and missing in Company A, at the late battle at Port Republic, on the 9th inst.
Killed—Henry P. Turner of Hartsgrove,
Wounded— James E. March, in left leg, M. St. John, Corporal J. B. Dalrymple, Frank Mowry and missing, Theodore Smith, slightly, P. A. Decker; Lieut. E. J. Hulbert, a ball through the left wrist, Lieut. Norris, slightly on the right leg, by a spent ball.
Missing—Serg’t. Hoyt, Corporal Richard, Charles Covert, C. Roath, E. P. Young, John Sylvester, A. H. Frayer, P. B. Broughton, John Ellis, J. A. Exceue.
List of those in the Hospital at Winchester, and supposed to be taken prisoners—John Shears, W. B. Shears, E. C. Joles, R. E. Woodbury, J. E. Colburn, L. Grover, E. Wilber, N. W. Simmons. All those who have died in the hospital, I have in every case written to their friends, informing them of the same.I am in hopes that more of the missing will yet come in. The loss in our regiment is heavy, but will not venture an estimate at this, as it is not definitely known. You will undoubtedly get full particulars as soon as known.
The 29th did nobly—as well as all the other Regiments engaged—but they were too many for us, and we were compelled to retire the field. The enemy’s strength was estimated at 15,000 strong, and our strength not quite 3,000. We drove the enemy off the field, but while we were doing that, they out-flanked our left battery with 2,000 men, and our gunners poured in the canister and grape to good execution, which made them stagger, but their men were too many for us, and we had to retire form the field, which was done nobly and in as good a line as on dress parade. The Colonel was not touched. The Major was wounded in the leg. The Adjutant’s horse was shot.
This is all I can write, they are waiting with the mail.
Capt. Wm. T. Fitch.
This article was published in the “Ashtabula Sentinel”
Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio 25 June 1862
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The newspaper is on microfilm at the Ashtabula Public Library.
This is part of a series on the Civil War in Ashtabula County as was reported in the Ashtabula Sentinel.