War of the Rebellion: Serial 013 Page 0565 Chapter XXIII. SEVEN-DAYS' BATTLES.

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close of the action. Lieutenant Colonel I. E. Avery, Sixth North Carolina, was wounded, the command devolving on Major R. F. Webb, who ably sustained his part. The Second Mississippi, Colonel J. M. Stone, was skillfully handled by its commander, and sustained severe loss.

The following is a recapitulation of casualties. The detailed list accompanies the report:*

Command Killed Wounded Missing

TEXAS BRIGADE. 5th 13 62 1

Texas

4th Texas 44 206 -

1st Texas 14 64 -

18th Georgia 16 126 3

Hampton's Legion 2 18 -

Total 39 476 4

Aggregate - - 569

THIRD BRIGADE. 6th 5 47 -

North Carolina

4th Alabama 22 108 2

11th Mississippi 18 142 3

2nd Mississippi 21 79 -

Total 66 376 5

Aggregate - - 447

Grand aggregate - - 1,016

So closed the battle of Gaines' Mill, the troops sleeping on their arms in the position so hardly won.

The battle of Malvern Hill, on the 1st, as far as my division was concerned, will require a separate report.

Very respectfully,

W. H. C. WHITING,

Brigadier-General.

Colonel R. H. CHILTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, FIRST CORPS, July -, 1862.

COLONEL: I continue my report from Friday evening, 27th ultimo. On Saturday morning the division marched back across the ravine to renew its supply of ammunition and get something to eat. We shortly received orders to march and to follow the command of Major-General Hill. After marching half a mile we halted, the troops in front being at a halt, and so remained under arms all day, being ordered into bivouac where we were at night. This was at McGehee's house and farm, a position which had been the enemy's extreme right, and whence their causeway over the Chickahominy leads. The enemy had destroyed the bridge. All day Sunday we remained in the same position, marching early Monday morning and crossing the Chickahominy by the enemy's causeway. Passed through their encampments, crossed

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

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