HAGERSTOWN, MD., September 21, 1862.
Assistant Adjutant-General, Meade's Division
SIR: I beg leave to submit the following brief statement relating to operations of the Tenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserves, on the morning of the 17th up to the time I was wounded:
It will be remembered by the general commanding the division that I was ordered to move with my regiment to our right and front to observe the movements of the enemy in that direction. When about half a mile out my scouts reported a brigade of the enemy moving rapidly to our left, as if hastening to that part of the field where General Hooker's corps was so hotly engaged. I sent a messenger to convey this fact to the general, and at the same time moved toward the front, where we came in reach of the brigade moving as reported. Concealing, as well as the ground would permit, my real force, I threw out skirmishers to annoy the enemy and, if possible, prevent him from proceeding farther, which for the time was accomplished. The rebels halted, formed front, and began a scattering fire. At this juncture a ball struck me in the right hip, inflicting a rather severe wound. Just then also a battery on our right opened upon us. I directed that the regiment be moved a little to the left, under cover from the fire, when I was obliged to retire from the field, the command devolving upon Captain Smith.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. J. WARNER,
Lieutenant-Colonel Tenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Corps.
1 US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Vol. 51/Part1 (Ser #107), pp. 151-152 [AotW citation 75]