Head Qrs. 7th Regt. NC Troops
July 10th 1862
Brig Genl. L. O�B. Branch
Comdy. 4th Brig. Light Div.
In consequence of the fall of that gallant soldier and generous Gentleman Col. R. G. Campbell, late the commanding officer of this regiment, who was slain in the fight near Gaines Mill on the 27th alt, it becomes my duty as second in command of the regiment to report to you the proceedings of my troops in the recent battles before Richmond. His saddest moment is the tattered flag which dropped above our glorious dead when this fearful conflict was over.
I have the honor to report that on this 25th of June 1862, after orders received from you, we proceeded, together with the rest of your brigade from our camp on the Brook Turnpike up the, of the Telegraph Road towards the Chickahominy River. Of the following morning at 3 1/2 a.m. (after bivouacking he the night previous in our pursuance of orders received from you), we were in readying to move; but did not change our position until about 10:00 AM in consequence (as I was informed), of the want of information as the position of Major General Jackson. At this hour we were put in motion, the seventh regiment being in the front of your brigade; we soon reached the chickahominy, upon the crossing of which I was immediately thrown forward with three