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Numbers 41.

Report of Colonel Elijah Gates, First Missouri Cavalry (Confederate), commanding First Brigade.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, FIRST DIV., ARMY OF THE WEST,

Camp Little, September 23, 1862.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the arrival of the brigade at this place. The camp is situated on the road leading from Baldwyn and about 2 miles east of it.

My brigade, not having participated in the late engagement at Iuka, have no casualties to report save the loss of 1 lieutenant captured and 3 men slightly wounded, who were thrown out in advance of our line during the night as skirmishers.*

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ELIJAH GATES,

Colonel, Commanding First Brigade.

Brigadier General LOUIS HEBERT,

Commanding First Division.

Numbers 42.

Table of Casualties and Strength of Second Brigade.

Command Killed Wounded Missing Strength

40th Mississippi 10 39 21 314

Regiment

17th Arkansas 2 12 3 109

Regiment

3rd Texas Cavalry 22 74 ....... 388

14th Arkansas 2 15 ....... 116

Regiment

1st Texas Legion 18 80 1 460

3rd Louisiana 9 81 15 264

Infantry

Saint Louis ......... 1 ....... 52

Battery

Clark Battery ......... 3 ........ 71

Total 63 305 40 1,774

NOTE.-This table is made up from reports on file. See also table forming part of Brigadier-General Hebert's report.

Numbers 43.

Report of Colonel W. B. Colbert, Fortieth Mississippi Infantry.

HDQRS. FORTIETH REGIMENT MISSISSIPPI VOLS.,

In Camp, Baldwyn,, Miss., September 24, 1862.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part borne by the Fortieth Regiment Mississippi Volunteers, under my command, in the engagement near Iuka on the 19th instant, viz:

My regiments was formed in line of battle, its right resting about 100

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*But see tabular statement in Hebert's report, p. 126.

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