War of the Rebellion: Serial 008 Page 0206 OPERATIONS IN MO., ARK., KANS., AND IND. T. Chapter XVIII.

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Return of casualties in the Army of the Southwest-Continued.

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Offi Enli Offi Enli Off Enli Aggre

Command cers sted cers sted ice sted gate

men men rs men

UNASSIGNED.

Bowen's battalion - 1 1 2 - 2 6

Missouri cavalry

3rd Iowa Cavalry - 24 1 16 - 9 50

3rd Missouri* - - - - - - -

24th Missouri - 3 1 15 - 7 26

Total unassigned - 28 3 33 - 18 82

RECAPITULATION.

1st Division - 11 4 90 2 49 156

2nd Division 3 17 3 61 - 36 120

3rd Division 3 45 14 271 - 11 344

4th Division 6 90 28 473 8 77 682

Unassigned - 28 3 33 - 18 82

Grand total Army of 12 191 52 928 10 191 1,384

the Southwest

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE SOUTHWEST,

Camp near Batesville, Ark., May 21, 1862.

Honorable B. F. WADE,

Chairman of Committee on Conduct of the Present War:

SIR: The absence from my immediate command of those men and officers who are best acquainted with the facts in regard to the employment of Indian savages has delayed my reply to your communication of April 2, 1862,# until this time.

I have the honor to now lay before the committee the statements and affidavits inclosed, from which it will appear that large forces of Indian savages were engaged against this army at the battle of Pea Ridge, and that the warfare was conducted by said savages with all the barbarity their merciless and cowardly natures are capable of.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAML. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

[Inclosures.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE SOUTHWEST,

Forsyth, Mo., April 12, 1862.

Major General SAMUEL R. CURTIS, Commanding:

SIR: In compliance with your request, conforming to the wish of the joint committee of Congress "to inquire into the fact whether Indian savages have been employed by the rebels in their military service, and how such warfare has been conducted by such savages against the Government of the United States," I hereby certify upon honor that I was present at the engagement near Leetown, Ark., on the 7th of March ultimo, when the main charge of the enemy's cavalry was made upon our line; that there were Indians among the forces making said

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