HDQRS. TWENTY-SECOND REGIMENT S. C. VOLS.,
Camp on James Island, S. C., June 18, 1862.
GENERAL: I have the honor to make the following report of the casualties in my command originating from
the fight of the 16th instant:
In obedience to an order from headquarters I detailed 100 picked men, 10 from each company, to go as a
fatigue party about 1 a.m . of the 16th instant to Secessionville. I spaced Captain Joshua Jamison in command of the detail,
and Lieuts. L. S. Hill, H. H. Sally, and J. B. Cobb were detailed as lieutenants, thus completing a command of one company.
This detail arrived at Secessionville in time to meet the first onset of the enemy. Captain Jamison and Lieutenants Hill,
Sally, and Cobb acted with great coolness, courage, and determination, and sustained and supported Captain Reed's battery
to the last. The ranks of this detail, as will be seen by Exhibit A,* accompanying this report, were decimated. Killed, 10;
The balance of my command were ordered to support the battery to the right of Secessionville, where a
galling fire was opened upon us from the enemy's artillery without damage. We were then ordered to the support of Secessionville
and arrived there at the close of the engagement.
I am happy to state that my command throughout acted with coolness and determination, and that too much
p[raise cannot be bestowed upon Captain Jamison and the lieutenants and detail before alluded to, for the manner in which
they demeaned themselves in the fight.
I would state on e fact before bringing this report to a close, that according to the numbers actively
engaged the detail of 100 men made from my command under Captain Jamison suffered more in proportion than any of the forces
engaged on our side.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,
S. D. GOODLETT,
Colonel, Commanding Twenty-second Regiment, South Carolina Vols.
General EVANS, James Island, S. C.
Source: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies;
pages 96-7, Vol. XIV.