War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0298 S.C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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Against superior numbers, holding a position chosen by themselves, you were all but successful. For four hours you stood face to face with the enemy, and when the battle ended-and it ceased only with night-you sent him cheers of defiance.

In your repulse there was perhaps misfortune, but neither disaster nor disgrace, and every officer and soldier may forever remember with just pride that he fought at Olustee.

By order of Brigadier General T. Seymour:

R. M. HALL,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

Return of casualties in the engagement near Olustee, Fla., February 20, 1864, commanded by Brigadier General T. Seymour, U. S. Volunteers.

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Regiments Officers Men Offi- Men Offi-

cers cers

Colonel

William B.

Barton's

brigade:

115th New York 2 27 4 204 1

Volunteers

47th New York 3 27 4 193 ...

Volunteers

48th New York 1 16 1 153 ...

Volunteers

Colonel Joseph

R. Hawley's

brigade:

7th Connecticut 1 4 ... 42 ...

Volunteers

7th New 1 16 7 64 ...

Hampshire

Volunteers

8th U. S. 1 48 8 180 1

Colored Troops

Colonel J.

Montgomery's

command:

1st North 2 20 8 123 ...

Carolina

Volunteers

(colored).

54th ... 13 3 62 ...

Massachusetts

Volunteers

Colonel Guy V.

Henry's

command:

40th ... 2 1 28 ...

Massachusetts

Mounted

Infantry

Battery B, 1st ... 3 1 12 ...

U. S. Horse

Artillery

Independent ... ... ... 5 ...

Battalion

Massachusetts

Cavalry

Captain John

Hamilton;s

command:

Battery E, 3rd ... 11 4 18 ...

U. S. Artillery

a

Battery M, 1st ... 4 1 21 ...

U. S. Artillery

Battery C, 3rd ... 1 ... 5 ...

Rhode Island

Artillery

Total 11 192 42 1,110 2

Missing. Total casualties.

Regiments Men. Offi- Men Aggrega Aggre- Horses

cers te gate killed

each

briga-

de

Colonel

William B.

Barton's

brigade:

115th New York 58 7 289 296 ... ...

Volunteers

47th New York 86 7 306 313 ... ...

Volunteers

48th New York 44 2 213 215 ... ...

Volunteers

Colonel Joseph 824

R. Hawley's

brigade:

7th Connecticut 22 1 68 69 ... ...

Volunteers

7th New 120 8 200 208 ... ...

Hampshire

Volunteers

8th U. S. 72 10 300 310 ... ...

Colored Troops

Colonel J. 587

Montgomery's

command:

1st North 77 10 220 230 ... ...

Carolina

Volunteers

(colored).

54th 8 3 83 86 ... ...

Massachusetts

Volunteers

Colonel Guy V. 316

Henry's

command:

40th 5 1 35 36 ... 34

Massachusetts

Mounted

Infantry

Battery B, 1st ... 1 15 16 ... 12

U. S. Horse

Artillery

Independent ... ... 5 5 ... 9

Battalion

Massachusetts

Cavalry

Captain John 57

Hamilton;s

command:

Battery E, 3rd 6 4 35 39 ... 34

U. S. Artillery

a

Battery M, 1st 6 1 31 32 ... 28

U. S. Artillery

Battery C, 3rd ... ... 6 6 77 3

Rhode Island

Artillery

Total 55 1,806 1,861 1,861 1,861 120

a Detachment Enfans Perdus attached.

T. SEYMOUR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Jacksonville, Fla., February 25, 1864.

No. 3. Report of Surg. Adolph Major, U. S. Army, of engagement at Olustee.

OFFICE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, DIST. OF FLORIDA,

Jacksonville, Fla., February 24, 1864.

SIR: It becomes my duty to report to-day the result of the engagement between our forces (under the command of Brigadier General T. Seymour)