War of the Rebellion: Serial 037 Page 0068 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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works thus far. At this moment Major McCalla, of the Tenth Iowa, said, in the presence of the troops, that Colonel Boomer's last words were to let the rifle-pits alone. As I was acting directly under orders from Colonel Boomer, and had received orders from no other commander, also perceiving that the enemy had advanced on my left and torn down a flag of ours, previously placed upon their works, and afterward received orders from one of General Carr's aides to remain in position until dark, and then withdraw to the position where we first formed our line. After dark we withdrew our troops in good order and brought away our killed and wounded.

The loss in this brigade was as follows:

Wounded

Command Enlisted Officers Enlisted Aggregate

men and men

killed

93rd Illinois 5 1 41 47

5th Iowa 2 --- 17 19

10th Iowa --- 1 13 14

26th Missouri 1 --- 14 15

Total 8 2 85 95

During the night we held the position where the line was first formed, and remained in that position under a heavy fire of the enemy until the 23rd, at 3 p. m., when we were ordered to return to the position now occupied, forming the left of the SEVENTEENTH Army Corps, the men being nearly exhausted by the hard fighting of the 22 d and watchfulness of the following nights.

All of which is respectfully submitted.

HOLDEN PUTNAM,

Colonel, commanding Brigade.

Captain ROBERT C. CROWELL,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

RECAPITULATION OF LOSSES.

Brigade 5th 26th 93rd 10th Total

staff Iowa Missou Illino Iowa

Infant ri is

ry

Offic 1 2 2 1 3 9

ers

Kill Enlis --- 20 20 45 35 120

ed ted

men

Total 1 22 22 46 38 129

Offic --- 3 3 7 8 21

ers

Woun Enlis --- 95 82 155 151 483

ded ted

men

Total --- 98 85 162 159 504

Offic --- --- --- 1 --- 1

ers

Miss Enlis --- --- --- 10 --- 10

ing ted

men

Total --- --- --- 11 --- 11

Aggre 1 120 107 219 197 644

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