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of the wounds were slight, not requiring hospital attention; and many reported as missing proved to be stragglers, and were returned to their respective commands:

Command Killed Wounded Missing

RIGHT GRAND 390 2,903 540

DIVISION. Second

Corps

Ninth Corps 101 1,030 197

Total 491 3,933 737

LEFT GRAND 323 2,368 588

DIVISION. First

Corps

Sixth Corps 50 329 65

Total 373 2,697 653

CENTER GRAND 192 1,684 564

DIVISION. Fifth

Corps

Third Corps 124 714 191

Total 316 2,398 755

RECAPITULATION. 491 3,933 737

Right Grand

Division

Left Grand Division 373 2,697 653

Center Grand 316 2,398 755

Division

Total* 1,180 9,028 2,145

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Late Major-General.

THE ADJUTANT-GENERAL, U. S. A.,

Washington, D. C.

[Appendix A.]

EXECUTIVE MANSION, Washington, D. C., October 13, 1862.

Major-General McCLELLAN:

MY DEAR SIR: You remember my speaking to you of what I called your overcautiousness. Are you not overcautious when you assume that you cannot do what the enemy is constantly doing? Should you not claim to be at least his equal in prowess, and act upon the claim? As I understand, you telegraphed General Halleck that you cannot subsist your army at Winchester, unless the railroad from Harper's Ferry to that point be put in working order. But the enemy does now subsist his army at Winchester, at a distance nearly twice as great from railroad transportation as you would have to do, without the railroad last named. He now wagons from Culpeper Court-House, which is just about twice as far as you would have to do from Harper's Ferry. He is certainly not more than half as well provided with wagons as you are. I certainly should be pleased for you to have the advantage

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*But se revised statement, pp.129, 142.

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