My won personal staff, Lieutenant [E. R.] Wells, acting assistant adjutant general; Captain [C. B.] Sheppard, aide-de-camp; Captains Calvitt and [Leander] McAnelly, volunteer aides-de-camp, were active and efficient and rendered me excellent service.
The gallant dead have proven their devotion to our cause, and the wounded in their silent sufferings have shown that fortitude which a good cause alone could have endued them with.
Notwithstanding the severe march, the troops are ready and anxious to again meet them invader upon our soil.
Below I respectfully submit a statement of the losses sustained in the action.
I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major LOUIS BUSH,
Asst. Adjt. General, Sub-District Southwestern Louisiana.
Command. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.
Speight's 3 20 5 69
Mouton's ... 1 1 6
Waller's .. ... 1 1
Rountree's 1 1 ... 2
Total. 4 22 7 78
Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate.
Speight's brigade. ... 7 104
Mouton's brigade. ... 3 11
Waller's battalion. ... ... 2
Rountree's ... ... 4
Total. ... 10 121
OCTOBER 3-NOVEMBER 30, 1863.-Operations in the Teche Country, La.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
Oct. 3, 1863.-The Union forces, under command of Major General William B. Franklin, advance from Berwick Bay and New Iberia.
4, 1863.-Affair at Nelsons' Bridge, near New Iberia.
9-10, 1863.-Skirmishes at Vermillion Bayou.
14-15, 1863.-Skirmishes at Carrion Crow Bayou.
16, 1863.-Skirmish at Grand Coteau.
18, 1863.-Skirmish at Carrion Crow Bayou.
19, 1863.-Skirmish at Grand Coteau.
21, 1863.-Skirmishes at Opelousas and Barre's Landing.
Occupation of Opelousas by the Union forces.
24, 1863.-Skirmish at Washington.
30, 1863.-Affair near Opelousas.
31, 1863.-Skirmish at Washington.
Nov. 1-17, 1863.-The Union forces retire from Opelousas to New Iberia.
2, 1863.-Skirmish at Bayou Bourbeau.
3, 1863.-Engagement at Bayou Bourbeau, near Grand Coteau.
Skirmish at Carrion Crow Bayou.
5, 1863.-Skirmish at Vermillionville.
8, 1863.-Skirmish at Vermillionville.