line to move forward until we came out of action. Surgeon [Henry M.] McAbee, brigade surgeon, was detailed on the operating board at the division hospital. I found that a Merrill rifle, furnished one of my men by the division commander, reached the enemy's sharpshooters when none of our other guns seemed to have any effect on them, and would respectfully recommend that two companies of my brigade be armed with them. I inclose herewith the reports of the regimental commanders, and append a list of our killed, wounded, and missing:
Killed. Wounded. Missing.
Command. Officers Men Officers Men Officers Men Total
8th Ohio -- 1 -- 10 -- -- 11
7th West Virginia 1 4 1 18 -- 13 37
24th New Jersey 1 2 2 17 -- 14 36
28th New Jersey -- 1 2 30 -- 26 59
14th Indiana -- 7 8 42 -- 7 64
4th Ohio -- 14 2 53 -- 4 73
Total* 2 29 15 170 -- 64 280
Sir, I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
S. S. CARROLL,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
Major JOHN M. NORVELL,
Asst. Adjt. General, French's Division, Second Army Corps.
No. 95. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Elijah H. C. Cavins, Fourteenth Indiana Infantry.
CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA., May 10, 1863.
SIR: In compliance with an order just received, I respectfully submit the following report of the Fourteenth Regiment Indiana Volunteers, in the engagement commencing on the 1st instant:
On the morning of the 1st instant, our regiment, under the command of Colonel John Coons, was, with the brigade, under the command of Colonel S. S. Carroll, in a field about half a mile north of Chancellorsville. At about 12 m. we marched with the brigade to the Plank road at Chancellorsville, and were soon after ordered back to said field. At 6 p.m., by order of Colonel Carroll, we formed in line of battle in the field, fronting toward the field occupied by the Eleventh Corps, and the men slept in rear of their stacks during the night.
On the 2nd instant, at 8 a.m., we were ordered to a position on the left of the road leading from the United States Ford, where we constructed breastworks. Late in the evening we were ordered still farther to the left, in the woods on the left of said field, and on a line with General Sykes' division, on our left, and General Hancock's division, on our right.
On the 3rd instant, at about 7 a.m., we were led into battle by Colonel Carroll, commanding our brigade, and Colonel Coons, commanding our regiment, in the woods, on the right of said road. The Fourteenth Indiana Regiment was on the brigade, and our right, before marching into the timber, rested near a house on the road. We encountered
*But see revised statement, p. 177.