War of the Rebellion: Serial 021 Page 0093 Chapter XXVII. VICKSBURG, MISS., AND BATON ROUGE, LA.

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gers, numbering in all some 350 or 400, the casualties (killed, wounded, and missing) being 277.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Brigadier-General, Commanding Second Division.


Assistant Adjutant-General.


Return of Casualties in the Second Division.

[Compiled from the reports.]

Command. Kille Wound Missi Aggre Remarks.

d ed. ng. gate.


35th Alabama 4 21 1 26

3rd Kentucky 2 15 1 18

6th Kentucky 5 20 - 25

7th Kentucky 1 12 1 14

Sharpshooters - 2 - 2

Total 12 70 3 85


4th Louisiana 5 25 12 42

30th Louisiana 12 28 18 58

39th Mississippi, 1 1 - 2 Attached to

Company I Fourth


Boyd's battalion 5 27 17 49 Lieutenant Z.

R. Causey


Semmes' battery 5 10 - 15

Total 28 91 47 166

Grand total* 40 161 50 251


*A memorandum filed with reports gives the casualties, killed 44; wounded, 165, and missing, 72; but no details are given.


No. 34. Report of Col. J. W. Robertson, Thirty-fifth Alabama Infantry, commanding First Brigade.


Camp on Comite River, La., August 7, 1862.

CAPTAIN: On receiving the order to report the part taken in the action of the 5th instant by the First Brigade I referred the order to Col. A. P. Thompson, who commanded the brigade during the action, with the exception of the closing half hour that the troops were under fire, when he was borne from the field severely wounded, and submit, by his request, the following report:

On reaching the angle of the main road leading into Baton Rouge the brigade was formed in line of battle in a common to the left of the main road, the right of the brigade resting on that road and the left near a dense forest, into which Colonel Allen's brigade had passed. The brigade was composed of the following regiments, positioned from right to left in the order named: Third Kentucky, Captain J. H. Bowman command