18th in a series.
My regiment listed forty-two killed, one hundred and eight wounded, and thirty missing. My chum George McKinley was killed here. That included over twenty per cent of the regiment. We fell back to Centerville where we lay down for a half hour then were routed up and started for Alexandria, twenty-five miles to our old camping ground a little east of the Capitol, where we did guard and drilling. On August 2nd we broke camp and marched to Brightwood and received our first pay – eleven dollars a month. On August 7th we reached Seneca Mills where we did picket duty along the Potomac River until August 16th, when we moved to Camp Stone farther up the river. Here we did picket duty up and down the river from Edwards’ Ferry until February 25th 1862.