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HDQRS. DEPT. OF NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHERN VA.,

June 14, 1864.

GENERAL: In forwarding my report of the battle of Drewry's Bluff, May 16, it seems necessary that it should be accompanied by an explanation of the apparent inconsistency of its conclusion with my Special Orders, Numbers 11, May 17, 1864, relieving the commander of the left wing and commending in high terms his conduct of his command in battle. A copy of that order is annexed.* When it was issued I still assumed that he had properly left and estimated the obstacles and hostile force reported by him in his immediate front, and that his reports were to be accepted as maturely considered and substantially accurate. Subsequent investigation, necessarily requiring time, has, I regret to say, brought me to a different conviction.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

General S. COOPER,

Adjt. and Insp. General C. S. Army, Richmond, Va.

ADDENDA.

List of killed, wounded, and missing in the engagement near Drewry's Bluff on Monday, May 16, 1864.

Killed.

Command. Officers Men. Total.

RANSOM'S DIVISION.

Barton's brigade, Colonel B. 5 38 43

D. Fry.

Gracie's brigade, Brigadier- 2 32 34

General Gracie.

Kemper's brigade. ... ... ...

Hoke's brigade, Lieutenant- 4 21 25

Colonel Lewis.

Battalion of artillery, ... 1 1

Lieutenant-Colonel Lightfoot.

HOKE'S DIVISION.

Corse's brigade, Brigadier- ... ... ...

General Corse.

Clingman's brigade, Brigadier- 3 27 30

General Clingman.

Johnson's brigade, Brigadier- 5 46 51

General Johnson.

Hagood's brigade, Brigadier- 8 110 118

General Hagood.

Battalion Washington ... 9 9

Artillery, Lieutenant-Colonel

Eshleman.

COLQUITT'S DIVISION.

Colquitt's brigade. ... 11 11

Ransom's brigade. 4 27 31

Battalion of artillery, Major ... 1 1

Owen.

7th South Carolina Cavalry, ... 1 1

Colonel Shingler.

3rd North Carolina Cavalry, ... ... ...

Colonel Baker.

5th South Carolina Cavalry, ... ... ...

Colonel Dunovant.

Wounded.

Command. Officers Men. Total.

RANSOM'S DIVISION.

Barton's brigade, Colonel B. 10 282 292

D. Fry.

Gracie's brigade, Brigadier- 17 259 276

General Gracie.

Kemper's brigade. ... ... ...

Hoke's brigade, Lieutenant- 9 128 137

Colonel Lewis.

Battalion of artillery, 1 30 31

Lieutenant-Colonel Lightfoot.

HOKE'S DIVISION.

Corse's brigade, Brigadier- ... ... ...

General Corse.

Clingman's brigade, Brigadier- 9 175 184

General Clingman.

Johnson's brigade, Brigadier- 18 186 204

General Johnson.

Hagood's brigade, Brigadier- 34 461 495

General Hagood.

Battalion Washington 2 18 20

Artillery, Lieutenant-Colonel

Eshleman.

COLQUITT'S DIVISION.

Colquitt's brigade. 17 129 146

Ransom's brigade. 8 410 148

Battalion of artillery, Major 1 7 8

Owen.

7th South Carolina Cavalry, ... ... ...

Colonel Shingler.

3rd North Carolina Cavalry, ... ... ...

Colonel Baker.

5th South Carolina Cavalry, ... ... ...

Colonel Dunovant.

Command. Officers Men. Tota Aggreg

l ate.

RANSOM'S DIVISION.

Barton's brigade, Colonel B. ... 10 10 345

D. Fry.

Gracie's brigade, Brigadier- ... 4 4 314

General Gracie.

Kemper's brigade. ... ... ... ...

Hoke's brigade, Lieutenant- 1 24 24 187

Colonel Lewis.

Battalion of artillery, ... ... ... 32

Lieutenant-Colonel Lightfoot.

HOKE'S DIVISION.

Corse's brigade, Brigadier- ... ... ... ...

General Corse.

Clingman's brigade, Brigadier- 3 20 23 237

General Clingman.

Johnson's brigade, Brigadier- 6 60 64 319

General Johnson.

Hagood's brigade, Brigadier- 4 47 51 664

General Hagood.

Battalion Washington ... 1 1 30

Artillery, Lieutenant-Colonel

Eshleman.

COLQUITT'S DIVISION.

Colquitt's brigade. ... ... ... 157

Ransom's brigade. 2 24 26 205

Battalion of artillery, Major ... ... ... 9

Owen.

7th South Carolina Cavalry, ... 3 3 4

Colonel Shingler.

3rd North Carolina Cavalry, ... 3 3 3

Colonel Baker.

5th South Carolina Cavalry, ... ... ... ...

Colonel Dunovant.

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*Not found with this paper; but see order of May 17, relieving General Ransom, p. 1017.

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