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Numbers 19. Casualties in the Confederate forces October 22-23, 1862.

[Compiled from the reports.]

Command. Kill Woun Miss Tota Remarks.

ed ded ing l

Rutledge Mounted - 2 - 2


1st Battalion South

Carolina Cavalry:

Company A - 1 - 1

Company B 1 9 - 10

Company C - 1 12 13 Eleven captured

on picket.

Company D 1 2 - 3

11th South Carolina 4 15 2 21 One report has 8

Infantry wounded.

Company B, 1st 1 7 2 10 Strength, 42

Battalion South





Nelson's Battalion 4 17 - 21

(Captain Sligh)

Beaufort Light 1 13 - 14 One report has 14

Artillery wounded.

Nelson Light 4 14 - 18 One report has 15

Artillery (Virginia wounded.

Captain [J. N.]


Charleston Light - 8 - 8


Partisan Rangers 1 2 - 3


7th South Carolina 3 22 - 25



3rd South Carolina - 5 1 6


Company B (Marion 1 4 1 6 (Whether the

Men of Combahee, numbers reported

Captain Heyward.) in the regiment

are intended to

Company D (Captain - 2 - 2 cover casualties

Howard) of Companies B

and D does not

appear from the

sheets on file.)

Strength Company

B, 55.

Total 21 124 18 163

Numbers 20. Report of Brigadier General W. S. Walker, C. S. Army, commanding Third Military District of South Carolina.


Pocotaligo, S. C., November 4, 1862.

SIR: I have the honor to report that about 9 o'clock on the morning of October 22 I was informed by my pickets that the enemy were landing in force at Mackay's Point from twelve gunboats and transports. I was notified at the time that they were ascending the Coosawhatchie River with four transports. The command was immediately ordered under arms to march to Old Pocotaligo. I moved in advance to the telegraph office and made the following disposition of my forces: The Lafayette Artillery (four pieces) under Lieutenant [L. F.] Le Bleux, and a section of the Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, under Lieutenant H. M. Stuart, were ordered to Coosawhatchie a town 10 miles distant from my headquarters in McPhersonville and 5 from Old Pocotaligo. Captain [B. F.] Wyman's company [Company F, Eleventh South Carolina Volunteers stationed near Coosawhatchie and five other companies of the Eleventh Regiment Infantry from Hardeeville, were ordered to support this artillery. Colonel Colcock's command of the five companies of cavalry and two companies of sharpshooters had been recently notified to expect an attack at Coosawhatchie and in that event were instructed to move to its support. Major [R. J.] Jeffords' [of Seventeenth South Carolina Cavalry Battalion] command of three companies of cavalry was ordered from Green Pond to the Salkehatchie Bridge. With the