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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 11, Part 2 (Peninsular Campaign)

exception of Major General D. H. Hill's division, which remained near Malvern Hill, was moved in the direction of Harrison's Landing, to which point the Federals had retreated, under the shelter of their gunboats in the James River.

On the morning of the 3rd my command arrived near the landing and drove in the enemy's skirmishers, and continued in front of the enemy until the 8th, when I was directed to withdraw my troops and march to the vicinity of Richmond.

For further information respecting the engagements and officers who were distinguished in them I respectfully call attention to the accompanying reports of division and other commanders. The conduct of officers and men was worthy of the great cause for which they were contending.

The wounded received the special attention of my medical director, Dr. Hunter McGuire.

For the efficiency with which the members of my staff discharged their duties I take pleasure in mentioning Colonel S. Crutchfield, chief of artillery; Colonel A. Smead, inspector-general; Major R. T. Dabney and Captain A. S. Pendleton, assistant adjutants-general; Captain J. K. Boswell, chief engineer, and Lieutenant H. K. Douglas, assistant inspector general. Cols. A. R. Boteler and William T. Jackson, volunteer aides, and Major Jasper S. Whiting, assistant adjutant-general, who were temporarily on my staff, rendered valuable service.

The ordnance department received the special attention of Major G. H. Bier. The quartermaster's and commissary departments were well managed by their respective chiefs, Majrs. J. A. Harman and W. J. Hawks.

Undying gratitude is due to God for this great victory, by which despondency increased in the North, hope brightened in the South, and the capital of Virginia and of the Confederacy was saved.

List of killed, wounded, and missing in the battles of Cold Harbor and Malvern Hill, June 27 and July 1.*


Killed Wounded

Division Officers Enlisted Officers Enlisted

men men

Jackson's 9 125 30 442

Ewell's 8 38 23 172

Whiting's 13 142 46 806

D. H. Hill's - - - -

Total - - - -

Missing Total

Division Officers Enlisted Killed Wounded


Jackson's - 1 134 472

Ewell's - 2 46 195

Whiting's - 9 195 852

D. H. Hill's - - 254 1,152

Total - 0 589 2,671




Division Missing Aggregate Officers Enlisted


Jackson's 1 607 1 25

Ewell's 2 243 1 4

Whiting's 9 1,016 1 9

D. H. Hill's 12 1,418 - -

Total 24 3,284 - -

Wounded Missing

Division Officers Enlisted Officers Enlisted

men men

Jackson's 6 171 - -

Ewell's 4 28 - 1

Whiting's 9 155 - 1

D. H. Hill's - - - -

Total - - - -


Division Killed Wounded Missing Aggregate Grand


Jackson's 26 177 -- 203 810

Ewell's 5 32 1 38 281

Whiting's 10 164 1 175 1,191

D. H. Hill's 336 1,336 37 1,746 3,164

Total 377 1,746 39 2,162 5,446

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,



Brigadier General R. H. CHILTON,

Asst. Adjt.and Insp. General


*See pp.502-510,973-984.


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