gallantly carrying on horseback the colors of the Thirtieth North Carolina Regiment.
List of casualties.
Command. Killed Wounded Missing.
Ripley's brigade 164 731 30
Garland's brigade 192 637 12
Rodes' brigade 122 440 ----
Anderson's brigade 159 704 ----
Colquitt's brigade 72 633 6
Jones' artillery 5 22 ----
Hardaway's battery 1 25 ----
Nelson's battery (no report) --- ---- ----
Total 715 3,192 48
Aggregate ---- ---- 3,955
This embraces the entire loss in the division, with the exception of one battery, from which no report has been received .
My thanks are due to all of my staff for faithful and efficient service. Major Ratchford, adjutant-general, and Lieutenant Reid, aide-de-camp, were much exposed and were ever prompt and active; Major Pierson, chief of artillery, was always on horseback by the side of the battery engaged; Captain Tayloe, inspector-general,, rendered valuable and important service. The ordnance officers, Captain West and Lieutenant T. J. Moore, attended faithfully to their duties. Lieutenant Sydnor, of the Hanover Light Dragoons, volunteer aide, at Cold Harbor was conspicuous for his zeal and gallantry. Sergeant Harmeling, commanding the couriers, and Private Lewis Jones, courier, merit particular mention for the zealous and intelligent performance of duty.
D. H. HILL,
Captain A. S. PENDLETON,
Numbers 259. Report of Brigadier General R. E. Rodes,
C. S. Army commanding First Brigade, of the battle of Gaines' Mill.
HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, Major General D. H. HILL'S DIV.,
July 19, 1862
MAJOR: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of my brigade, composed of the Third Fifth, Sixth, Twelfth,and Twenty-sixth Alabama Regiments, and Carter's battery, making an aggregate of about 1,460 men, from the evening of June 26 to that of June 28 last:
I common with the other brigades of Major General D. H. Hill mine took position on the Mechanicsville turnpike on the morning of June 26. We lay there until late in the afternoon of the 26th when we moved across the Chickahominy,taking position in the field between Mechanicsville and the Chickahominy.