Battles & Leaders of the Civil War
THE OPPOSING FORCES AT BATON ROUGE, LA.
BURNING OF THE STATE-HOUSE, BATON ROUGE, SUNDAY, DEC.28,1862.
August 5th, 1862.
The composition, losses, and strength of each army as here stated give tho gist of all the data obtainable in tho "Official Records." K stands for killed; w for wounded ; m w for mortally wounded ; m for captured or missing; c for captured.
THE UNION FORCES : Brig.-Gen. Thomas Williams (k), Col. Thomas W. Cahill.
Troops : 9th Conn., Col. Thomas W. Cahill, Lieut.-Col. Richard Fitz-Gibbons ; 21st Ind., Lieut.-Col. John A. Keith (w), Capt. James Grimsley; 14th Me.., Col. Frank S. Nickerson (commanding the left wing), Lieut: Col. Thomas W. Porter; 30th Mass., Col. Nathan A. M.
Dudley (commanding the right wing), Maj. Horace O. Whittemore; 6th Mich., Capt. Charles E. Clarke; 7th Ver., Col. George T. Roberta (m w), Capt. Henry M. Porter, Lieut.-Col. Volney S. Fullam; 4th Wis., Lieut. Col. Sidney A. Bean ; 2d Co. Mass. Cav., Captain James M. Magee; Ind. Battery (3 guns), Lieut. James H. Brown; 2d Mass. Battery, Lieut. George G. Trull; 4th Mass. Battery, Capt. Charles H. Manning; 6th Mass. Battery, Lieut. William W. Carruth.
The total Union loss was 84 killed, 266 wounded, 33 captured or missing=383. The "force engaged numbered less than 2500." (See "Official Records," Vol. XV., p. 54.)
THE CONFEDERATE FORCES : Major-Gen. John C. Breckinridge.
FIRST DIVISION, Brig.-Gen. Charles Clark (w and c), Col. Edward T. B. Smith. Staff loss : w, 2 ; m, 1 =3.
Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Benjamin H. Helm (w), Col. Thomas H. Hunt (w), Capt. John A. Buckner: 4th Ky., Capt. John H. Millett ; 5th Ky., Col. Thomas H. Hunt, Lieut.-Col. John W. Caldwell, Maj. J. C. Wickliffe; 31st Miss., Maj. H. E. Topp; 31st Ala., Col. Jeptha Edwards; 4th Ala. Battalion, Lieut.-Col. John Snodgrass; Miss. Battery (Pettus's Flying Art'y), Lieut. J. R. Sweaney. Brigade loss : k, 29 ; w, 111 ; m, 3 = 143. Fourth Brigade, Col. T. B. Smith : 19th, 20th, 28th, and 45th Tenn. (Battalion), Lieut.-Col. B. F. Moore ; 15th Miss. (in reserve), Maj. J. R. Binford ; 22d Miss., Capt. F. Hughes (m w) ; Ky. Battery, Capt. Robert Cobb. Brigade loss: k, 15; w, 41 ; m, 3=59.
SECOND DIVISION, Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ruggles.
First Brigade, Col. A. P. Thompson (w), Col. J. W. Robertson : 35th Ala., Col. J. W. Robertson, Lieut.-Col. Edward Goodwin ; 3d Ky., Capt. J. W. Bowman ; 6th Ky., Lieut.-Col. M. H. Cofer ; 7th Ky., Col. Edward Cross land; Sharp-shooters, Lieut. G. C. Hubbard. Brigade loss: k, 12; w, 70; m, 3=85. Second Brigade, Col. H: W. Allen (w), Col. Gustavus A. Breaux : 4th La., (Co.
I, 39th Miss., attached), Lieut.-Col. S. E. Hunter; 30th La. (battalion), Col. Gustavus A. Breaux; La. Battalion- (Stewart's Legion), Lieut.-Col. Samuel Boyd (w), Capt. Thomas Bynum ; Confederate Light Battery, Capt. O. J. Semmes. Brigade loss : k, 28 ; w, 91 ; m, 47 = 166.
UNATTACHED, La. Partisan Rangers, Col. Francis Pond, Jr., and Maj. J. De Baun. The total Confederate loss was 84 killed, 315 wounded, and 57 raptured or missing = 456. General Breckinridge says ("Official Records," Vol. XV., p. 77) : "I did not carry into action more than 2600 men. This estimate does not include some 200 Partisan Rangers . . . who, from the nature of the ground, took no part in the action."