War of the Rebellion: Serial 032 Page 0427 Chapter XXXIV. ATTACK ON HELENA, ARK.

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The officers of my staff - Major B. F. Fall, brigade commissary; Mr. James H. Tucker, volunteer aid-de-camp, and Mr. J. W. Pank, acting inspector-general - are all entitled to my thanks for the assistance rendered me during the engagement.

The aggregate force engaged against Fort Hindman and the defenses in front of it, 1,339.

I have, major, the honor to be, with much respect, your obedient servant,

JAS. F. FAGAN,

Brigadier-General.

Major W. B. BLAIR,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. District of Arkansas, &c.

P. S.- A correct list of the casualties in the brigade will be rendered in three or four days.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND BRIGADE,

Camp near White River, July 15, 1863.

MAJOR: The following is a correct list of casualties of the different regiments in this brigade in the engagement at Helena on the 4th instant:

Killed. Wounded.

Command. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.

Brooks' regiment. ... ... ... 1

Hawthorn's 2 15 3 50

regiment.

Bell's regiment. ... 14 1 16

King's regiment. ... 16 6 38

Total. 2 45 10 105

Missing.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregat

e.

Brooks' regiment. ... ... 1

Hawthorn's regiment. 6 61 137

Bell's regiment. 24 167 222

King's regiment. ... 15 75

Total. 30 243 435

The above is a correct list as reported by regimental commanders. It is respectfully submitted as a portion of the report of the part taken by this (Second) brigade in the engagement of the 4th instant, which report was forwarded to district headquarters a day or so ago.

I am, major, with much respect, &c.,

JAS. F. FAGAN,

Brigadier-General.

Major W. B. BLAIR,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. District of Arkansas.

Numbers 19. Report of Colonel A. T. Hawthorn, Arkansas Infantry.

CAMP NEAR BAYOU DE VIEW, July 9, 1863.

SIR: In obedience to orders from brigade headquarters, I have the honor to submit the following report of the part my regiment took in the action at Helena on the 4th instant.

At 11 p. m. on the night of the 3rd, we left our encampment, 6 miles from Helena, and marched to take up our position in front of the intrenchments, my regiment being in the advance. The road over which