Cedar Creek After Action Report, Commander, 23d Ohio Volunteers, 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 8th Corps (OR, 43, 408)



Cedar Creek, Va., October 24, 1864.

SIR: In obedience to circular from brigade headquarters, I have the honor to report as follows:

The Twenty-third Regiment formed the extreme left of the brigade and division as faced by the rear rank. The regiment kept with the division, and shared in all the actions of the day [October 19] in which the division took part. I have to regret the loss of Lieut. Lyman E. McBride, Company K, a brave, daring, and efficient officer, who was severely wounded in the side soon after crossing the pike. Lieut. Andrew Mahan was slightly wounded in the right arm, but kept the field during the day. The Twenty-third Regiment saved one piece of artillery abandoned by the artillerists; brought off by First Sergeant Lighthiser, Company K. In the advance of the after part of the day the regiment formed the left center of the brigade in the second line.

A complete list of casualties has been forwarded. We lost 9 killed, 40 wounded, and 8 missing (who are supposed to be prisoners of war).

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Twenty-third Ohio Volunteers.

Lieut. W. S. STANLEY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-Genera1,First Brigade.