HEADQUARTERS SIXTH BRIGADE, July 8, 1861.
GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose the reports of Colonels Starkweather and Jarrett, of the First Wisconsin and Eleventh Pennsylvania Regiments, relative to the combat of the 2nd of this month. The troops composing the Sixth Brigade, including Captain McMullin’s Rangers, acquitted themselves with much credit, both to officers and men. Captain Hundson’s section of the Light Battery, and the City Troop, under Captain James, aided materially in driving the enemy from the field.
With trifling exceptions, much praise is due the Pennsylvania Eleventh, Colonel Jarrett, and Wisconsin First, Colonel Starkweather. The colonels of these regiments displayed great coolness and activity in getting and maintaining their positions in line to the close of the conflict.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. J. ABERCROMBIE,
Colonel Seventh Infantry, Commanding Sixth Brigadier Volunteer Militia.
Major FITZ-JOHN PORTER,
Asst. Adjt. General, Headquarters Department Pennsylvania.
- July 3rd Report of Colonel Phaon Jarrett, Eleventh Pennsylvania Infantry
- July 4th Report of Colonel John C. Starkweather, First Wisconsin Infantry
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series I, Vol. II. With additions and corrections. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1902.