War of the Rebellion: Serial 048 Page 0428 OPERATIONS IN N.C., VA., W.VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter XLI.

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General Hill explains how, in his haste to attack the Third Army Corps of the enemy, he overlooked the presence of the Second, which was the cause of the disaster that ensued.

R. E. LEE,

General.

NOVEMBER 24, 1863.

Respectfully submitted to the President.

The disaster at Bristoe Station seems due to a gallant but overhasty pressing on of the enemy.

J. A. SEDDON.

Returned to the Secretary of War.

There war a want of vigilance, by reason of which it appears the Third Army Corps of the enemy got a position, giving great advantage to them.

J. D.[DAVIS.]

[Inclosure.]

Return of Casualties in the Third Corps in the engagement at Bristoe Station Va., October 14.

Killed.

Command. Officers. Men.

ANDERSON'S DIVISION.

Mahone's brigade --- 4

Wilcox's brigade --- 1

Posey's brigade --- 1

Perry's brigade --- 3

Total --- 9

HETH'S DIVISION.

Walker's brigade 1 2

Davis' brigade --- 8

Kirkland's brigade 3 47

Cooke's brigade 5 54

Total 9 111

ARTILLERY.

McIntosh's battalion --- 3

Poague's battalion 1 3

Total 1 6

Grant total 10 126

Missing --- ---

Wounded.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate.

ANDERSON'S DIVISION.

Mahone's brigade 3 6 13

Wilcox's brigade 1 8 10

Posey's brigade 2 4 7

Perry's brigade 1 20 24

Total 7 38 54

HETH'S DIVISION.

Walker's brigade 2 7 12

Davis' brigade 4 33 45

Kirkland's brigade 19 201 270

Cooke's brigade 30 409 498

Total 55 650 825

ARTILLERY.

McIntosh's battalion 2 33 38

Poague's battalion 1 11 16

Total 3 44 54

Grant total 65 732 933

Missing --- --- 445

No. 108. Report of Major General Richard H. Anderson, C. S. Army, commanding division.

HEADQUARTERS ANDERSON'S DIVISION, Near Rappahannock Station, Va., October 21, 1863.

CAPTAIN: At 2.30 o'clock in the afternoon of the 14th instant, when near Bristoe Station, I received orders from the lieutenant-general