War of the Rebellion: Serial 010 Page 0683 Chapter XXII. SIEGE OF CORINTH, MISS.

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possible. The loss of the brigade in taking and holding the bridge was 3 killed and 20 wounded, as per list.

Lieutenant-Colonel Hanson and Major Buckner, Twentieth Kentucky Volunteers, and Captain Baldwin, Second Kentucky, and his company, and the officers and men of the Twentieth Kentucky Regiment, were conspicuous.

Captain Wheeler, of the Twenty-fourth Ohio, on Colonel Ammen's staff, was, as he always is under fire, conspicuous for his gallantry. During the night dug rifle pits all along the new line.

On the morning of the 30th the division entered Corinth, as I have reported on a former occasion. I have to regret the loss of the services of one of the best officers of my division, namely, Captain Erwin, Sixth Ohio Volunteers, who was shot through the chest at 6 o'clock by the last fire of the enemy's picket as we were moving into the lines of Corinth. The cavalry of my division ran onto the enemy's rear about 3 1/2 miles beyond Corinth. I sent a note to the general asking permission to attack the enemy, which the general decline to give. The division returned to camp. It performed one tour of duty in Corinth, and June 4 marched on the Rienzi road to Smith's Cross-Roads, where we arrived on June 7; thence we marched on the 9th to Iuka, where we arrived on the 11th.

The division in the skirmishing near Corinth lost 4 killed and 58 wounded, as per list, 5 of whom were mortally wounded and have since died.*

Very respectfully,

WM. NELSON,

Brigadier-General.

Colonel J. B. FRY,

Chief of Staff.

[Addenda.]

Return of casualties in the Fourth Division, Army of the Ohio, in the skirmishes about Corinth, in May 1862.+

Killed. Wounded.

Command. Office Enlist Office Enliste Aggrega Remarks

rs. ed rs. d men. te. .

men.

Tenth

Brigade:

36th - - - 1 1

Indiana

17th - 1 - - 1

Kentucky

6th Ohio - - 1 1 2

Nineteenth

Brigade:

27th - - - 1 1 Mortall

Kentucky y.

41st Ohio - - - 1 1

Twenty-

second

Brigade:

31st - - 1 7 8

Indiana

1st - 1 1 12 14

Kentucky

2nd - 2 1 17 20 Two

Kentucky mortall

y

wounded

.

20th - - 1 13 14 Two

Kentucky mortall

y

wounded

.

Total - 4 5 53 62

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*Nominal list omitted. Losses are tabulated in addenda.

+Nominal list in Nelson's report of June 26, 1862.

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