Sep. 25, 1862
the Greensborough World
Frederick City, Maryland, September 6th.
Editors: We are now in the lovely state of Maryland, beyond the boundaries
of the Confederate States. We are
without mail facilities to communicate with our friends at home, who are now,
no doubt, more anxious about our condition than before. I, therefore, embrace the present opportunity
of a short rest in our march to send you a list of the killed, wounded and
missing in the recent battles.
leaving Richmond a few weeks ago, the 22nd Regt. has been in six
battles, but I am glad to be able to state that comparatively our loss has been
light. In the eleven engagements in
which we have been, we have learned how to fight the Yankees—raise a yell and
strike a run at full speed, and the Yankee will immediately give you a race,
seldom stopping long enough to return a fire.
Thus the firing is mostly on one side.
The run is also profitable,
because it the sooner places us under the range of the numerous batteries which
pour such incessant showers of grape and canister in our ranks. In the last
charge we made on Saturday evening, which resulted in the complete rout of the
enemy, there were no less than three batteries playing upon our regiment for
fully a half mile in open field, one being upon our flank. Once started, to stop, the men knew to be
distraction. So, every man yelled to the
top of his voice, and each vied with the other who could run the fastest. Sergt. Pinkerton, of
Co. K., color bearer, deserves especial commendation for nobly bearing the
color far in the advance of the entire line of the battle. I will mention one instance of his valor,
which is the more noble, he being a mere boy in size and age. Approaching near one of the batteries
immediate in our front, the Infantry fled, and the Artillerymen limbered up and
put off at eh speed of their horses. Not
wishing to permit such a prize to escape, the color bearer and one or two
others gave the horses a race. Coming up
with the gun, they shot one of the horses, which put a stop to the race. Sergt. Pilkerton rushed forward to plant his color upon the gun
and wa met by one of the artillerymen. His only weapon was a sword bayonet, which he
drew upon the fool, capturing the man and then planted his color upon the gun.
have been necessarily compelled to endure some very severe marches, but the
army is delighted at our successes. The
health of the men are good.
of the killed, wounded and missing of the 22nd Reg. N. C. Troops in
the recent battles near Manassas Junction:
Co. A, Capt. Isbell
J. M. Isbell, bruised by shell; Privates J. A. Adams, in arm, H. A. Clark,
bruised by shell, James Stallings, slightly in head, W. A. Suttle,
bruised on foot, Shuford Hass, in leg
A. Coleman, Larkin Coffer, W. Sherell—supposed to be
in the hands of the enemy.
Co. B—2nd. Lt. A. L. Finley Com’g
A. L. Finley, in face; 2d Serg. S. P. Tate, serious
in left shoulder; Privates J. S. Irvin, thigh broken, since dead, A. J. Coe,
bruised slightly by shell, J. H. Deal,
Co. E, Lieut. Wolfe commanding
M. M. Wolfe, shot in leg, A. J. Busic, do; Corpl. W. S. Briggs, do head; Sergt.
O. A. Wheeler, do hand; Privates John Quackenbush, in
arm, with fragment of a shell, James Laughlin, in shoulder
Wounded—Serg. A. A. Gordon, shot in leg; Privates John Wyrick, in foot, F. W. Shaw, in shoulder
Simpson, in hand by shell
Co. H, Capt. W. M. Lovins
W. M. Lovins, slightly by shell in shoulder; 2nd.
Lt. O. O. Smith, in foot; Privates P. Hermis, in both
knees; P. Martin, in arm, W. D. Martin, in leg, A. Tilley, in hip, J. M.
Hollingsworth, in foot, J. Sankford, in leg
W. F. Wood, in arm; Serg. R. R. Martin, in face
Co. I, Lieut. Palmir
M. L. Dickson, in left arm and arm amputated; H. H. Rollins, in hand; Nathan
Lewis, in face; John Little, on knee
Wounded—Corp’l W. P. Wood, in shoulder; Privates Elias Frazer,
dangerously in body; Lt. W. M. Burkett, in shoulder
Steadman Williams, slightly in arm
Co. K, second-Lieut.
J. L. Greenlee, slightly, in face, by shell; corp’l
R. J. Byrd, in shoulder; Privates M. M. Hoyle, in hip; J. J. Allison, slightly,
above the eye; J. H. Horton, slightly, on arm; Color guard—E. J. Dobson,
bruised by shell
Co. L, Lieut. Horney
Wounded—Corp’l A. C. Williams, (slightly in left side)
J. M. Leadman, (in back by shell), W. J. Thrift
(slightly on left thigh), H. C. Lasiter (slightly in
Co. M, first-Lieut
J. D. Spinks, Wm. Hayes, Wm. Fields
Wounded—Sergt. Thos. Arnold (in thigh), Private Jesse Fields (in
thigh), A. W. Lawrence, (in side), A. B. Steel (in leg)
S. Rains, on foot, slightly
C. COLE, Maj.