War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0205 Chapter XXXVIII. OPERATIONS IN LA., WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

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ADDENDA.

Return of Casualties in the Union forces engaged on the Bayou La Fourche (Cox's Plantation), near Donaldsonville, La., July 13, 1863.

[Compiled from nominal list of casualties, returns, &c.]

Killed. Wounded. Captured of

missing.

Comman Office Enlist Office Enlist Office Enlist Aggre

d. rs. ed rs. ed rs. ed gate.

men. men. men.

1st ...... 3 ...... 14 ...... 13 30

Louisi

ana..

2nd ...... 7 ...... 21 ...... 9 37

Louisi

ana..

30th ...... 8 2 37 ...... 1 48

Massac

husett

s..

48th ...... 1 ...... 9 2 21 33

Massac

husett

s..

49th ...... 1 1 6 ...... 14 22

Massac

husett

s..

90th ...... 2 1 20 ...... 48 71

New

York..

116th 1 5 ...... 18 ...... 20 44

New

York..

131st ...... 2 ...... 10 1 42 55

New

York..

161st ...... 7 1 38 ...... 7 53

New

York..

174th 1 17 1 28 ...... 7 54

New

York..

1st ...... 1 1 14 ...... 1 17

Maine

Batter

y..

6th ...... 54 ...... 1 ...... ...... 1

Massac

husett

s

Batter

y..

Total. 2 7 216 3 183 465

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OFFICERS KILLED.-Captain David W. Tuttle, One hundred and sixteenth New York; Lieutenant De Van Postley, One hundred and seventy-fourth New York.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

Numbers 67.

New Orleans, September 10, 1863. I. Before a general court-martial convened at New Orleans, La., pursuant to Special Orders, Numbers 184, current series, from these headquarters, and of which Brigadier General William Vandever is president, was arraigned and tried Colonel Joseph S. Morgan, Ninetieth Regiment New York Volunteers.

CHARGE 1ST.-Misbehavior before the enemy.

Specification 1st.-In this, that he, Colonel Joseph S. Morgan, Ninetieth Regiment New York Volunteers, while in command of the First Brigade, Fourth Division, Nineteenth Corps, in face of the enemy, having been placed in position on advance guard by his superior officer, Colonel H. W. Birge, temporarily commanding the Fourth Division, and having been ordered by his said superior officer to hold that position, did, without just cause, fail to obey said order, and did shamefully abandon his post or position, thereby exposing the advance guard on the other side of the Bayou La Fourche to a destructive cross-fire from the ground he was ordered to cover. This on the Bayou La Fourche, near Donaldsonville, La., on or about the 13th day of July, 1863.

Specification 2d.-In this, that he, Colonel Joseph S. Morgan, Ninetieth Regiment New York Volunteers, while in command of the First Brigade, Fourth Division, Nineteenth Corps, in face of the enemy, when unnecessarily abandoning a position which he was ordered by his superior officer to hold, and ground he was ordered to cover, did neglect and fail to call in his skirmishers, thereby shamefully abandoning them to capture by the enemy. This on the Bayou La Fourche, near Donaldsonville, La., on or about the 13th of July, 1863.