Report of Col. Hannibal Day,
Sixth U. S. Infantry, commanding First Brigade.
O.R.--SERIES I--VOLUME XXVII/1 [S# 43] -- Gettysburg Campaign
HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADE, SECOND DIVISION, FIFTH CORPS,
Camp near Warrenton, Va., July 28, 1863.
ACTING ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,
Headquarters Second Division, Fifth Corps.
SIR: In forwarding the report of regimental commanders of operations of the several commands of my brigade near Gettysburg, Pa., although not called on myself for a report, I have the honor to say that among casualties not included in the reports of battalion commanders my acting assistant adjutant-general, Capt. S. Van Rensselaer, <ar43_637> was wounded, as well as my orderly, private of Seventeenth Pennsylvania Cavalry; this on July 2. Nor can I refrain from commending the conduct of Captain Thatcher, of the Fourteenth U.S. Infantry, commanding skirmishers on the reconnaissance of July 4.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel Sixth U.S. Infantry, Commanding Brigade.
P. S.--My horse was killed in the affair of July 2.
HEADQUARTERS SECOND DIVISION,
July 29, 1863.
Respectfully forwarded. So much delay has occurred in getting this paper that I will forward it as a substitute for the report of the brigade commander required by regulations and custom of service from time immemorial.
R. B. AYRES,
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