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Tupelo road. No enemy, however, appeared, except a few pickets, and about 6. 30 a. m. I was ordered to move my command across the creek and take up the line of march upon the Tupelo road. The enemy left 17 dead bodies upon that part of the field over which my two regiments passed.

I have the express my warmest thanks and admiration to both officers and men of the Fourteenth and Twenty-seventh Iowa for the gallantry which they displayed throughout the long charge up hill, under a severe fire, driving the enemy with heavy loss nearly three-quarters of a mile from a strong covered position; and to Lieutenant Donnan, of my staff, especially, I would say he has my heartfelt thanks for the heroic manner in which he conducted himself, ever present in the thickest of the fight, rendering all the assistance in his power to effect the grand object which was so well achieved.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,

JAMES I. GILBERT,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Lieutenant JAMES B. COMSTOCK,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, THIRD DIVISION, 16th Army Corps.

Numbers 23. Reports of Surg. John E. Sanborn, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry, Senior Surgeon Second Brigade, of casualties July 14-15.

Report of killed and wounded of Second Brigade, THIRD DIVISION, SIXTEENTH Army Corps, at battle of Tupelo, Miss., July 14, 1864.

Command. Killed. Died Severely Slightly

since. wounded. wounded.

24th Regiment . . . . . . . . . 5

Missouri Infantry.

14th Regiment Iowa 1 . . . 2 1

Infantry.

27th Regiment Iowa . . . . . . 1 2

Infantry.

32nd Regiment Iowa . . . . . . 2 2

Infantry.

3rd Indiana . . . . . . 2 . . .

Battery.

Total. 1 . . . 7 10

J. E. SANBORN,

Surgeon Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry and Senior Surg. Brigade.

Report of killed and wounded of Second Brigade, THIRD DIVISION, SIXTEENTH Army Corps, at the battle of [Old] Town Creek, Miss., July 15, 1864.

Command. Killed. Died Severely Slightly

since. wounded. wounded.

24th Regiment . . . . . . . . . . . .

Missouri Infantry.

14th Regiment Iowa 1 1 3 8

Infantry.

27th Regiment Iowa 1 1 6 8

Infantry.

32nd Regiment Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . .

Infantry.

3rd Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . .

Battery.

Total. 2 2 9 16

Summary of both battles. - Killed, 3; died since, 2; severely wounded, 16; slightly wounded, 26; total, 47. *

J. E. SANBORN,

Surgeon Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry and Senior Surg. Brigade.

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* But see tabulation from nominal list, p. 255.

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