Report of Lieut. Col. William M. Penrose, Sixth Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry
DECEMBER 20, 1861.---Engagement at Dranesville, Va.

O.R.-- SERIES I--VOLUME 5 [S# 5]

HDQRS. SIXTH REGIMENT INFANTRY, PA. R. V. C.,
Camp Peirpoint, December 21, 1861.

Brig. Gen. E. O. C. ORD

        SIR: I herewith transmit you list of the killed and wounded of my command at the battle of Dranesville yesterday, December 20. The conduct of the troops under my command was all that could be desired, officers and men generally behaving with great coolness and bravery. I would particularly mention as deserving of much praise Lieutenant Bonawitz, of Company K, and Adjutant McKean, for their gallant and soldierly bearing; also Surgeon Bower, who was in the first fire of the enemy, and provided efficient means for bringing in the wounded, not only of our own but other regiments, and rendering them timely assistance.

Very respectfully,
W. M. PENROSE,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

Source:  "Official Records of the War of the Rebellion

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