War of the Rebellion: Serial 026 Page 0135 Chapter XXX. ENGAGEMENT AT DESERTED HOUSE.

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General Corcoran and the troops are entitled to my warmest approbation for the brilliant achievement contributed by them to the cause of the Government.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN J. PECK,

Major-General.

Colonel D. T. VAN BUREN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Seventh Army Corps.

[Addenda.]

Return of Casualties in the Union forces engaged at the Deserted House, or Kelly's Store, Va., January 30, 1863.

[Compiled from nominal list of casualties, returns, etc.]

Killed. Wounded.

Command. Officers. Enlisted Officers. Enlisted

men. men.

13th Indians --- --- 1 11

Infantry

7th Massachusetts --- 2 --- 14

Battery

6th Massachusetts 1 3 2 5

Infantry

69th New York --- 3 1 8

Infantry [N. G. A.]

112th New York --- 1 --- 1

Infantry

130th New York 1 6 2 18

Infantry

155th New York --- --- --- 2

Infantry

164th New York --- 1 --- 1

Infantry

11th Pennsylvania --- 1 1 18

Cavalry

165th Pennsylvania --- --- --- 5

Infantry

167th Pennsylvania --- --- 1 9

Infantry

4th U. S. Artillery, --- 4 --- 8

Battery D

Total 2 21 8 100

Captured or missing.

Command. Officers. Enlisted Aggregate.

men.

13th Indians Infantry --- --- 12

7th Massachusetts Battery --- --- 16

6th Massachusetts Infantry --- --- 11

69th New York Infantry --- 5 17

[N. G. A.]

112th New York Infantry --- --- 2

130th New York Infantry --- 2 29

155th New York Infantry --- 3 5

164th New York Infantry --- 2 4

11th Pennsylvania Cavalry --- --- 20

165th Pennsylvania Infantry --- --- 5

167th Pennsylvania Infantry --- --- 10

4th U. S. Artillery, Battery --- --- 12

D

Total --- 12 143

Officers killed.- Lieutenant Edward D. Sawtell, Sixth Massachusetts; Captain Rowley P. Taylor, One hundred and thirtieth New York.

Mortally wounded.- Colonel Charles A. Knoderer, One hundred and sixty-seventh Pennsylvania.

SUFFOLK, January 30, 1863.

Three of Follett's guns have arrived; two of them disabled by inability to get shells down; one of his limbers exploded. Our loss about 100. My extra force had arrived at the latest; also Colonel Foster. The enemy had fallen back from 3 to 4 miles since daylight, contesting different positions. I have repeatedly guarded against being led too far away in case of success. It has been a hard night and day, but I feel sure that we have a victory. One of the churches has been prepared for the wounded.

Prisoners say that battery horses were nearly exhausted and the guns wee moved by hand at intervals. Some guns will probably the secured.

JOHN J. PECK,

Major-General.

Major-General DIX, Fort Monroe.