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LCol Mark W Collet's Official Report

Report of September 16, 1862 of Crampton's Gap

[author biography]

September 16, 1862.

First Lieutenant H. P. COOKE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, New Jersey Brigade.

SIR: I have the honor to report:

The First Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, with the Second Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, was in the first line of the brigade. The advance across the fields, under a heavy fire of shell and solid shot from the enemy's batteries, was steady and unwavering. When the order was given to "Charge, and drive the rebels from the hill," the regiment, with cheers, started, and halted only when the enemy was driven from the hill and entirely dispersed.

Where officers and men all behaved with such distinguished gallantry, it is impossible to single out one for particular mention.

The killed and wounded in the First New Jersey, as far as yet ascertained, are as follows: [not found]

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Lieutenant Colonel Third N. J. Vols., in command of First N. J. Vols.

Source: OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Antietam - Serial 27) , Page 384


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