Return of casualties in McLaws' division at the battle of Fredericksburg-Continued.
Command. Officers Enlisted Officers Enlis-
. men. . ted men
16th Georgia. 1 3 1 61
11 2 45
24th Georgia. 1 4 4 27
Phillips' Legion. 1 12 6 49
Total. 3 30 15 183
Grand total. 10 90 51 641
Command. Officers Enlisted Aggre- Officers
. men. gate. killed.
R. R. Cobb
16th Georgia. 1 3 70 Lieutenant
Total. 1 3 235
Grand total. 2 64 858
Numbers 272. Report of Colonel Henry Coalter Cabell, Chief of Artillery.
HEADQUARTERS McLAWS' DIVISION, January 6, 1863.
I have the honor to forward herewith the report of Colonel Henry C. Cabell, chief of artillery of my division, concerning the conduct and services of the artillery under his charge during the recent engagements about Fredericksburg, and request that it be filed with my report.
Major [G. MOXLEY] SORREL, Assistant Adjutant-General.
CAMP NEAR FREDERICKSBURG, VA., December 25, 1862.
MAJOR: In conformity with instructions, I have the honor to submit the following report of the conduct and services of the artillery placed under my command during the recent engagement:
The division of Major-General McLaws arriving here at the head of the column on Thursday, November 20, by a rapid movement to intercept the threatened advance of the enemy at Fredericksburg, it devolved upon me, under the direction of Major-General McLaws, to place the artillery in position and prepare for their attack. It had been represented that the hills of the Stafford side of the Rappahannock completely commanded the heights on this side. This was apparently the case on the first view of the position, the upper range of hills being then covered with forest. Anticipating that the enemy, who were in large force on the opposite side of the river, would immediately attempt to force the passage of the river, preparations were at once made for resistance. However, the enemy not attempting a passage then, in a very short time the whole scheme of defense was arranged.
About a mile above Fredericksburg, at Dr. John R. Taylor's residence, the land rises abruptly from the river to great elevation to the