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308 HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY.
on the field during the whole action was most gallant. All my officers and men behaved in splendid style, particularly Captain McKeage and his company, who acted as skirmishers during the engagement. * * *
Jacob Higgins Colonel, Commanding.
    Company B., Capt. Butland's detailed at Monocacy. Nine companies of 133d mustered 775 effective men at Antietam, September 18, 1862.
Headquarters 133d Pennsylvania Volunteers,
Camp Humphreys, Va., April 4, 1863.
Col. P. H. Allabach,
    * * * to the march to and arrival of my command at the battle field of Antietam on the morning of the 18th of September, 1862.
    We left Monocacy Junction on the afternoon of the 17th of September, 1862, about 4 o"clock, and marched all night, passinf through Boonsborough about 7 o'clock on the morning of the 18th, and halted in the woods between Boonsborough and Keedyville, where we remained about half or three-quarters of an hour. Then marched through Keedyville, arrived on the battle field of Antietam, and formed line of battle at 10 a.m. of September 18th, on left of the road and on top of the hill.
    We remained here half an hour, when we advanced about half a mile, where we again formed line at the base of a small hill or bluff. This point was reached about 11 a. m., Sept. 18. Had at that time nine companies present, numbering 775 effective men.
    The tenth company (B, Capt. Butland.) was detailed at Monocacy as division rear guard. That company came up and rejoined the regiment about 7 o'clock on the morning ot the 19th, it having remained with the division train during the night of 18th instant at Keedyville.
    I am, Colonel, very respectfully,
Your Obedient Servant,
F.B. Speakman, Colonel.

Battle at Fredericksburg.

    The companies of Capt. Fite, Capt. Downey, Capt. Butland, and Capt. J. K. Hite, of Johnstown, and Capt. Daniel D. Jones and Capt. John M. Jones, of Ebensburg, participated in that great fight. Adjutant James C. Noon, Capt. John M. Jones and First Lieut. William A. Scott, of Company F, 133d Pennsylvania Infantry, were killed in the assault on Marye's Heights.
    After the battle of Antietam, when Lee re-crossed the Potomac into Virginia, McClellan failed to pursue him and follow up his advantage, which caused much dissatisfaction among


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