War of the Rebellion: Serial 041 Page 0359 Chapter XXXVIII. OPERATIONS IN THE TECHE COUNTRY, LA.

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On the 4th instant the enemy sent in a flag of truce, proposing to give up such of our wounded as they had, not having the means to take care of them. I sent for and received 47. They refused to give up our wounded officers, among them Colonel Guppey, of the Twenty-third Wisconsin, a most gallant and meritorious officer. Though wounded, I am pleased to learn that his wound is not severe, and that all our prisoners were being well treated.

As to the force of the enemy engaged, opinions are conflicting, but, from the best data I have, I judge them to have been from 6,000 to 1,000, the whole under the command of Brigadier- General Green.

Respectfully, yours,

C. C. WASHBURN,

Major- General, Commanding.

Major WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

ADDENDA.

Return of Casualties in the Union forces engaged at Bayou Bourbeau, or Buzzard's Prairie, near Grand Coteau, La., November 3, 1863.

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

Killed. Wounded. Captured or missing.

Command. Offic Enlis Offic Enlis Offic Enli Aggr

ers. ted ers. ted ers. sted egat

men. men. men. e.

60th Indiana ..... 4 1 29 2 95 131

67th Indiana ..... .... 2 9 13 187 211

28th Iowa ..... ..... ..... 2 ..... ... 2

48th Ohio ..... ..... ..... .... ..... 1 1

83rd Ohio ..... ..... ..... 4 1 51 56

96th Ohio ..... 11 1 32 5 67 116

23rd Wisconsin ..... 6 1 36 4 81 128

4th Indiana ..... ..... ..... .... .... 1 1

Cavalry,

Company C

1st Louisiana ..... 3 1 7 ..... 27 38

Cavalry

(detachment)

14th New York ..... ..... ..... 2 1 2 5

Cavalry

(detachment)

2nd ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... 2 2

Massachusetts

Battery

(detachment)

17th Ohio ..... 1 ..... 2 ..... 22 25

Battery

Total ..... 25 6 123 26 536 716

Numbers 6. Reports of Brigadier General Stephen G. Burbridge, U. S. Army, commanding Fourth Division, of engagement at Bayou Bourbeau, and operations (November 12) about Saint Martinsville.

HDQRS. FOURTH DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Vermillion Bayou, La., November 7, 1863.

Major: Pursuant to instructions from Major- General Washburn, I respectfully submit the following report of the engagement near Bayou Carrion Crow, on the 3rd instant:

My camp was situated about 3 miles from Bayou Carrion Crow, near the head of a small bayou which runs in the direction of Opelousas through a ravine 1 mile wide. Upon each side was an extensive prairie. After skirmishing all day on the 2nd with the enemy, and having on sev-