15th GA Infantry, Report of Thoroughfare Gap
OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 12, Part 2 (Second Manassas). Transcribed by Keith Giddeon.

No. 140. Report of Captain Stephen Z. Hearnsberger, Fifteenth Georgia Infantry, of the engagement at Thoroughfare Gap.

CAMP NEAR WINCHESTER, VA., October 2, 1862.

I have the honor to submit through you to Colonel Benning, commanding brigade, the following report of the part my regiment was ordered to take at the battle of Thoroughfare Gap, on August 27 [28]:

The regiment was moving by the right flank on the Manassas Gap Railroad track when it was fired upon by the enemy; were then ordered to move to a road crossing a creek, and leaving the track to our left, formed line of battle in the road facing the track and ordered to lie down, where we remained until dark, when the firing ceased. While being in line of battle we were exposed to enfilading fire from the enemy's artillery.

Colonel Millican, who was commanding regiment at the time, has since been killed, and I am therefore unable to furnish a more satisfactory report.

Very respectfully,


Captain, Commanding Regiment.

Lieutenant MOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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