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General I. E. Trimble's Report of Operations of his Brigade from 14th to 29th of August, 1862.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, January 20th, 1863. Brigadier-General J. A. EARLY, Commanding EwelVs Division :
General In compliance with your request, I furnish you a statement of the operation of my (Seventh) brigade from August 14th to August 29th, the day I was wounded.
August 14th Marched with army from Liberty mills. August 15th Bivouacked on march. August 16th Encamped at Clark's mountain. August 17th, 18th and 19th Encamped at Clark's mountain. August 20th Marched from Clark's mountain and bivouacked at Stephensburg.
August 21st Bivouacked near Rappahannock river. August 22d Marched up south side of river, crossed Hazel river at Welford's mill, near which point my brigade was left to guard the wagon train, which being attacked by the enemy who had crossed the Rappanannock, I had an engagement of two hours with a superior force, and drove it across the river with great slaughter. General Hood's brigade coming up, relieved me, but took no part in the action. See my report of this battle to Lieu- tenant-General Jackson by his order.
August 23d Marched to near Warrenton Springs. August 24th Remained stationary. Heavy artillery engage- ment with the enemy. In the evening marched to Jefferson and bivouacked.
August 25th Marched up the river, crossed and halted at Sal distance, thirty miles.
August 26th Marched to Bristoe twenty-seven miles. Trains attacked. At 10 P. M. General Jackson sent me word, if I thought proper, L could attack Manassas Junction that night. Set out to do it with two regiments of near five hundred men in all. Made the attack about 12 M., captured two batteries of four pieces each with all their horses and equipments, over three hundred prisoners, about two hundred negroes, a large number of horses and wagons, a full train of army supplies and 100,000 rations of flour and beef, medical stores, &c., &c., with a loss of but fifteen killed and wound See my report to General Jackson by order.