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encampment at about 4 p. m. of the same day. I herewith append a recapitulation of the loss of the brigade:

Officers and men. Killed. Wounded. Missing. Total.

Officers 1 20 1 22

Enlisted men 18 143 131 292

Total* 19 163 132 314

J. EGBERT FARNUM,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Lieutenant Colonel O. H. HART,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Third Army Corps.

No. 142. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Holt, Seventieth New York Infantry.

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA.,

May 8, 1863.

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to report that about 8 a. m. Sunday, the 3rd instant, I assumed command of this regiment, Colonel Farnum having been placed in command of the brigade.

The regiment remained in the trenches until Tuesday night at 12 o'clock, when, with the rest of the command, it recrossed the river, and arrived at its old camp Wednesday at 4 p. m.

I would also respectfully state that in the engagement in which this regiment participated we lost 4 killed, 11 wounded, and 18 missing; in all, 33.

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

THOMAS HOLT,

Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding 1st Regiment, Excelsior Brigadier, 2nd Div., 3rd A. C.

Lieutenant WILLIAM ELLIOTT CROFTS,

Aide-de-Camp and A. A. A. G., Excelsior Brigade.

No. 143. Report of Lieutenant Colonel Henry L. Potter, Seventy-first New York Infantry.

CAMP NEAR FALMOUTH, VA.,

May 7, 1863.

MAJOR: This regiment left camp on Tuesday, 28th ultimo, and proceeded, in company with the other regiments of the brigade, toward the Rappahannock River, which we crossed on Friday, the 1st instant.

We marched about 4 miles from the river, and participated in the

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*But see revised statement, p.179.

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