War of the Rebellion: Serial 009 Page 0247 Chapter XX. BATTLE OF NEW BERNE, N. C.

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especial manner for counsel and advice. They remained with me throughout the battle and subsequent retreat.

The panic alluded to in some of the reports occurred after the troops had left New Berne. It was in advance of me and I did not witness it, but the names of officers who contributed to it or participated in it will be reported to you if they can be discovered. It was on counteracted by the steadiness of Colonel Lee and some other officers.

Yours, very respectfully,

L. O'B. BRANCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Major General T. H. HOLMES,

Commanding Department of North Carolina.

[Addenda.]

Return of casualties in the Confederate forces at the battle of New Berne, N. C., March 14, 1862.

Killed. Wounded.

Command. Offic Men. Total. Office Men. Total.

ers. rs.

7th North ... 6 6 1 14 15

Carolina.

19th North ... ... ... ... .... ...

Carolina.

26th North 2 3 5 1 9 10

Carolina.

27th North ... 4 4 ... 8 8

Carolina.

28th North ... ... ... ... ... ....

Carolina.

33rd North ... ... 32 ... ... 28

Carolina.

35th North 1 4 5 ... 11 11

Carolina.

37th North ... ... 1 ... ... 3

Carolina.

Brem's .... ... 1 .... ... 8

battery.

Latham's .... 10 10 1 10 11

battery.

Independent ... ... 64 ... ... 7

companies.

Total. 3 27 3 52 101

Missing and prisoners.

Command. Offic Men. Total. Aggrega Remarks by

ers. te. compiler.

7th North ... 30 30 51

Carolina.

19th North 4 ... ... ... No less

Carolina. reported.

26th North .. 68 72 87

Carolina.

27th North ... 42 42 54

Carolina.

28th North ... 6 6 6

Carolina.

33rd North ... .. 144 204 Officers and

Carolina. men not

separately

reported.

35th North ... 9 9 25

Carolina.

37th North .... ... 8 12 Do.

Carolina.

Brem's ... ... 7 16 Do.

battery.

Latham's 2 20 22 43

battery.

Independent ... ... 73 80 Do.

companies.

Total. 6 175 413 578

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*For reasons stated in remarks the totals of columns headed "Officers" and "Men" do not prove the "Total" columns.

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