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Posted reeves.htm February 17, 1997 by Steven L. Driskell.

Letter to The Southern Advertiser
Troy, Pike County, Alabama
From R.W. Reeves, Company B


Near Atlanta, Aug. 8, 1864


Mr. Editor:


I send you a list of casualties in Co. B, 25th Ala. Reg., which you will please publish for the benefit of the friends of the killed and wounded.


Killed: W. J. BrunsonJoshua AndrewsT. J. WardG. E. Wise.


Wounded: R. W. Reeves, in head slight; B. R. Brunson, in hip leg and arm; R. M. Brunson, thigh broke; J. Cubstid, arm slight; G. W. Hall, in bowels, since dead; J. E. Holmes, in thigh; E. Nelson, in thigh; J. W. Ray, chin, severely; J. W. Moore, in arm; L. B. Johnson, breast slight; F. G. Underwood, head; N. Pick, leg; J. B. Moore, in leg.

The Company left the county under Capt. Curtis, the 1st day of September, 1861, and has participated in all the fights with Gen. Bragg's army from Shiloh.  Yesterday the enemy shelled our pickets heavily and then threw a skirmish line forward, but they were soon repulsed.  It is the fourth time they have tried our pickets on this part of the line.  Everything is quiet today except an occasional shot from the enemy's artillery.


R.W. Reeves
O.S. Co. B, 25th Ala. Regt.