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Tabular report of Casualties in the Fifth Army Corps, in the operations on the south bank of the Rappahannock River, Major General George G. Meade, commanding.

Killed. Severely wounded. Wounded.

Officers. Men. Officers. Men. Officers.

Command.

First Division 1 16 1 37 3

Second Division 3 25 3 90 3

Third Division 2 23 5 77 3

Total* 6 64 9 204 9

Missing. Total.

Men. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.

Command.

First Division 66 - 12 5 131

Second Division 71 3 88 12 274

Third Division 111 3 53 13 264

Total* 248 6 153 30 669

ADDENDA.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS,

May 22, 1863.

GENERAL: # An issue having been raised between the commanding general and myself in regard to the construction to be placed on the language I used at the consultation of corps commanders held on the night of May 4, I would esteem it a personal favor if you would, at your earliest convenience, state your recollection of what I said, and the impression it made on you at the time.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. G. MEADE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. FIRST ARMY CORPS, ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

May 24, 1863.

Major General GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps, Army of the Potomac:

GENERAL: Your note of the 22nd instant has been received. My recollection of the substance of the remarks made by you at the consultation of the corps commanders, held on the night of the 4th of May, is that you were decidedly in favor of an advance in the direction of Fredericksburg at daylight the next morning; that you considered this army had already too long been made subservient to the safety of Washington, and you threw that out of the question altogether. This drew the remarks from General Sickles. I simply said, as my corps was the only one which had not been engaged, I would not urge my opinion, but that I agreed with you.

I am, general, very respectfully your obedient servant,

JOHN F. REYNOLDS,

Major-General Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD ARMY CORPS, May 26, 1863.

Major General GEORGE G. MEADE,

Commanding Fifth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Your letter, dated 22nd instant, was received yesterday at my camp. You inform me that an issue has been raised between the

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*But see revised statement, pp. 180-182.

#Addressed to Major-General Couch, Reynolds, Sickles, Howard, Butterfield, and Brigadier-General Warren. Replies of Couch and Butterfield not found.

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