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Reports of September 29, 1862 of Harpers Ferry, Sharpsburg, and Shepherdstown

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[Harpers Ferry]



SEPTEMBER 29, 1862.

Brigadier-General GREGG,
Commanding Second Brigade, Light Division.

Pursuant to Special Orders, Numbers 71, relative to the part taken by Fourteenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers at Harper's Ferry, September 15, I have the honor to submit the following report:

The regiment was put in position and remained most of the previous night on the high hill on the west bank of the Shenandoah, with the two right companies (B and H) during the entire period in front, as skirmishers. Before dawn the regiment was moved down to the railroad, and remained until half an hour by sun, when it again moved up on the hill lower down, in front of our artillery, which position it kept until the surrender. Lieutenant Colonel W. D. Simpson was in command of the regiment. The regiment sustained no loss either in killed, wounded, or missing.

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

JOSEPH N. BROWN,
Captain, Commanding Fourteenth Regiment South Carolina Vols.



[Sharpsburg]



SEPTEMBER 29, 1862.

Brigadier-General GREGG,
Commanding Second Brigade, Light Division.

Pursuant to Special Orders, Numbers 71, relative to the part taken by Fourteenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers in the battle of Sharpsburg, September 17, I have the honor to submit the following report:

The regiment occupied a position on the right of the brigade, and so far on the right of the line of battle that it was not actively engaged, as was the balance of the brigade. One company (E) was detached on picket, and sent half a mile on the extreme right from the regiment, where it remained until the next morning. Lieutenant Colonel W. D. Simpson was in command of the regiment. There was no loss sustained either in killed, wounded, or missing.

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

JOSEPH N. BROWN,
Captain, Commanding Fourteenth Regiment South Carolina Vols.



[Shepherdstown]



SEPTEMBER 29, 1862.

Brigadier-General GREGG,
Commanding Second Brigade, Light Division.

Pursuant to Special Orders, Numbers 71, relative to the part taken by Fourteenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers in the battle of Shepherdstown, or Boteler's Ford, on September 20, I have the honor to submit the following report:

The regiment, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Simpson, was on the left of the brigade, and moved in line of battle nearly a mile, and was halted near the summit of a hill overlooking the Potomac, where it was exposed to a terrific shelling from a battery of the enemy on the Maryland side of the river. After suffering considerable loss, the regiment was moved down the hollow, in front of the First Regiment, where the loss was comparatively trifling.

Schedule D contains a list of the killed, wounded, and missing, as required in the order.

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

JOSEPH N. BROWN,
Captain, Commanding Fourteenth Regiment South Carolina Vols.

Source: OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Antietam - Serial 27) , Page 998 - 999

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