Cedar Creek After Action Report, Commander, 91st Ohio, 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 8th Corps (OR, 43, 413)


Cedar Creek, Va., October 22, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the part performed by the Ninety-first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the battle of Cedar Creek, Va., October 19,1864.

The regiment was on duty as cattle guard near Middletown when the battle commenced, it having been detailed for that purpose some days previous. Soon after the firing commenced at the front the enemy's cavalry attacked a train passing to the rear, near Middletown. Fearing that the enemy had got between us and our army, I deemed it necessary to move the herd to a place of safety in the rear. Accordingly started, sending some men at the same time to assist in driving the enemy from the train. After proceeding with the cattle to Kernstown I received orders from Colonel Forsyth, of General Sheridan's staff, to stop stragglers and bring them to the front. I left two companies (A and F) in charge of the herd, with orders, as directed by Colonel Forsyth, to move it to Winchester, deploying the regiment on each side of the road. I then moved toward the front, gathering up all armed men I could find who were able for duty, and arrived on the battle-ground about 8. p. m. The regiment was not under fire except a few shots from the enemy's cavalry in the morning, and no casualties occurred.

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


Major, Commanding Regiment

Lieut. A. F. KENDALL,

Aide-de-Camp, Second Brigade.