The 88th PVI at the Battle of Cedar Mountain Va - August 9, 1862
The 88th was then part of Pope's Army of Virginia, 3rd Corps (McDowell), 2nd Division (Ricketts) and was commanded by Col. George McLean. This was the only battle of the war in which the 88th PVI was commanded by Col. George.
Among the notable actions of the 88th PVI during the battle included Major George Gile breaking ranks and with assistance of a few volunteers from the 88th following him, rushed to retrieve the battle flags of the 46th PVI that were being captured. Major Giles returned to the 88th PVI lines with the Colors, where they remained briefly for safe keeping before being returned to the soldiers of the 46th PVI.
At dusk, under the shroud of darkness the 88th PVI came under artillery and rifle fire, the fire was only marginally accurate and the regiment suffered only one casualty. Private George Teed, of Company B, became the first soldier of the 88th to be wounded in action as a piece of shrapnel tore into his leg.
From The Campfire Chronicles - The Words & Deeds of the 88th Pennsylvania by Major Michael N. Ayoub, Descendant of Captain Charles McKnight, Co. K.