nearly all the necessary operations were performed in the field infirmaries and the wounded rapidly conveyed to the general hospital. I cannot commend too highly the zeal and efficiency of the medical corps as a body in the performance of theirs arduous and responsible duties during the late bloody battles.
I also inclose an inventory* of captured medical and hospital supplies, which have been secured by Surg. James T. Johnson, medical purveyor. I regret to report to you that much hospital property has been secreted and retained without authority by medical officers, and even by officers of the line and private soldiers. To Surgeon Johnson is due great credit for the energy and efficiency he displayed in collecting and securing the captured hospital property we now hold in our possession. For further information in this particular I respectfully refer you to his inclosed report.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Surgeon and Medical Director, Army of Northern Virginia.
Dr. S. P. MOORE,
Surgeon-General C. S. Army, Richmond, Va.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, April 11, 1863.
GENERAL: Genera Lee directs me to send the inclosed report of Medical Director Guild, of the Army of Northern Virginia, of the casualties in this army in the battles before Richmond, ending July 1, 1862. This report should have accompanied the report of the battles already sent in, but was not ready at the time.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. S. VENABLE,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
General S. COOPER,
Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.
List of Casualties in the Army of Northern Virginia in the fights before Richmond, commencing June 26, 1862, and ending July 1, 1862.+
Command. Killed. Wounded. Total.
1st Virginia --- 8 8
7th Virginia 13 63 76
17th Virginia 16 30 46
24th Virginia 4 54 58
R. H. Anderson's brigade.
Palmetto Sharpshooters 51 290 341
2nd South Carolina Rifles 29 110 139
4th South Carolina 1 44 45
5th South Carolina 29 87 116
6th South Carolina 20 83 103
*See note on p.501.
+See also pp.973-984.