War of the Rebellion: Serial 039 Page 0527 Chapter XXXVII. THE CHANCELLORSVILLE CAMPAIGN.

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small party, marked and opened a road to my rear, by which my troops passed easily to the ford. The captain deserves great credit for the success attending his efforts.

The casualties in my command amount to:

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

Officers 3 6 3 12

Enlisted men 25 161 88 274

Total 28 167 91 286

Among the officers who gave their lives to their country was Captain W. J. Temple, Seventeenth U. S. Infantry, an officer of rare promise and ability. His loss is deeply deplored throughout the command.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Major-General, Commanding.

Lieutenant Colonel FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fifth Army Corps.

CAMP, Benson's Mills, VA., June 7, 1863.

COLONEL: In my report of the recent operations before Chancellorsville, I omitted to include among the staff officers therein mentioned the had sent the captain with me in order to communicate with corps headquarters. Captain Williams remained near me throughout the march and engagement of my division on May 1, ultimo, and was particularly zealous, active, and useful. I do not know what I should have done without him as aide-de-camp. I wish to bring his services to the notice of the corps commander, and to class the captain with those officers recommended in my report to the favorable consideration of the Government.

I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,


Major-General, Commanding Division.

Colonel FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Numbers 181. Report of Asst. Surg. Clinton Wagner, U. S. Army, Surgeon-in-Chief.


May 7, 1863.

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the following:

After the commencement of the engagement on the morning of May 1, I selected a small house in the rear as a hospital for the wounded of the Second Division. Notice was at once sent to the regimental surgeons of the locality. The medical officers detailed by General