War of the Rebellion: Serial 027 Page 0888 OPERATIONS IN N. VA.,W. VA.,MD.,AND PA. Chapter XXXI.

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[Inclosure.]

Return of casualties in Brigadier General D. R. Jones' division, September 14-18, 1862.

Killed. Wounded.

Brigades. Officers. Enlisted Officers. Enlisted

men. men.

Toombs'. 3 13 14 108

Drayton's. 11 71 16 264

Anderson's.

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8 7 73

Kemper's. 1 14 18 84

Garnett's. 2 28 14 185

Jenkins'.

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27 28 168

Total. 17 161 97 882

CONTINUATION:

Missing.

Brigades. Officers. Enlisted men. Aggregate.

Toombs'. 1 21 100

Drayton's. 3 176 541

Anderson's. 1 5 94

Kemper's.

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27 144

Garnett's.

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32 261

Jenkins'. 1 11 235

Total. 6 272 1,435

Numbers 234. Report of Brigadier General Robert Toombs, C. S. Army, commanding division (temporary), of the battle of Sharpsburg.

WASHINGTON, GA., October 25, 1862.

GENERAL: The day that the army, commanded by General Lee, left Leesburg and marched toward Maryland, you notified me that I was assigned to the command of a division, composed of my own brigade, General Drayton's, and Colonel G. T. Anderson's. When Major-General Longstreet's command arrived within 4 or 5 miles of Hagerstown, I was ordered to send forward one of my brigades to that point, take possession of Hagerstown, and to hold it until further orders. I asked permission to accompany this brigade, which was granted by Major-General Longstreet. I took with me, for the execution of this order, my own brigade, then under the command of Colonel Benning, of the Seventeenth Georgia Volunteers, leaving Brigadier-General Drayton's and Colonel Anderson's brigades with the main body of the army.

On Saturday night, September 13, while in command at Hagerstown, I received orders to hold my command in readiness to march at daylight the next morning. I received no further orders until about 10 o'clock on Sunday night, September 14. I then received orders to march immediately to Sharpsburg, which I did, and reached there before daylight on Monday morning. On that day I received orders from you to detail two regiments from my own brigade (the only one then with me), and to order them to Williamsport for the protection of the wagon-train, which left me with but two regiments only, and one of those (the Second Georgia) was very small, having less than 120 muskets present for duty. With these two regiments I was ordered by you to occupy the most eligible position I could find on the Antietam River, near the bridge on the road to Harper's Ferry, in order to prevent the enemy from crossing the river. From this position I was ordered to fall back when it should become necessary, by my right flank, and to hold a hill about 400 yards below the bridge and immediately on the river, as long as it might be practicable, and then to fall back and take position on your right in line of battle, with four other brigades of your command, about 600 or 800 yards in rear of the bridge. With these orders I took possession of