War of the Rebellion: Serial 068 Page 0013 Chapter XLVIII. SOUTH SIDE OF THE JAMES.

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BUTLER'S HEADQUARTERS, May 20, 1864-10 p. m.

(Received 7.40 a. m., 21 st.)

Have been fighting all day. Enemy are endeavoring to close in on our lines. We shall hold on. Have captured rebel General Walker, of Texas troops. Sheridan is at White House and has sent for a pontoon bridge, which I have forwarded him. Have also sent one of my army gun-boats with launches up the Rappahannock, as requested.

B. F. BUTLER.

SECRETARY OF WAR.

2. Return of Casualties in the Union Forces, commanded by Major General Benjamin F. Butler, U. S. Army (compiled from nominal lists of casualties, returns, &c.), May 5-31.

[Includes engagements, &c., at Blacwater River (May 6), Port Wathall and Chester Station (6th and 7th), Stony creek Station (7th) Jarratt's Station and White's Bridge (8th), Swift Creek, or Arrowfield Church (9th), Chester Station (10th), Proctor's Creek and Drewry's Bluff, or Fort Darling (12th-16th) Flat Creek Bridge, near Chula Depot (14th), Foster's Flantation (18th), Ware Bottom Church (20th), Wilson's Wharf (24th), and Bermuda Hundred front, &c. (17th-31st.)]

Killed. Wounded.

Command. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.

TENTH ARMY CORPS.*

Major General

QUINCY A. GILLMORE.

FIRST DIVISION.

Brigadier General

ALFRED H. TERRY.

First Brigade.

Colonel JOSHUA B.

HOWELL.

39th Illinois 1 13 8 102

62nd Ohio ....... ....... ....... .......

67th Ohio 2 19 3 123

85th Pennsylvania ........ 2 3 27

Total First 3 34 14 252

Brigade

Second Brigade.

Colonel JOSEPH R.

HAWLEY.

6th Connecticut 2 8 8 103

7th Connecticut 2 28 2 102

3rd New Hampshire 3 36 4 178

7th New Hampshire ........ 2 2 44

Total Second 7 74 16 427

Brigade

Third Brigade.

Colonel HARRIS M.

PLAISTED.

10th Connecticut ....... 5 1 29

11th Maine 1 4 2 43

24th Massachusetts 3 5 1 45

100th New York ....... 10 7 114

Total Third 4 24 11 231

Brigade

Captured or missing.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate.

TENTH ARMY CORPS.*

Major General

QUINCY A. GILLMORE.

FIRST DIVISION.

Brigadier General

ALFRED H. TERRY.

First Brigade.

Colonel JOSHUA B.

HOWELL.

39th Illinios 1 48 173

62nd Ohio ........ ....... .......

67th Ohio ........ ......... 147

85th Pennsylvania ........ 2 34

Total First 1 50 354

Brigade

Second Brigade.

Colonel JOSEPH R.

HAWLEY.

6th Connecticut 1 20 142

7th Connecticut 1 68 203

3rd New Hampshire ........ 16 237

7th New Hampshire ........ 1 49

Total Second 2 105 637

Brigade

Third Brigade.

Colonel HARRIS M.

PLAISTED.

10th Connecticut ........ ......... 35

11th Maine ........ ......... 50

24th Massachusetts ........ 7 61

100th New York 4 145 280

100th New York 4 152 426

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*The Second and Third Division were temporarily organized May 30 as the Third Division, Eighteenth Army Corps, and so continue until the return from Cold Harbor; see Part I, p. 179. For organization of Butler's command in the field May 5, 1864, see Part I, p. 116.

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