War of the Rebellion: Serial 090 Page 0325 Chapter LV. THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY CAMPAIGN.

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Numerical list of casualties in Second Division, Nineteenth Army Corps, in the engagement of October 19, 1864, at Cedar Creek, Va.

Killed Wounded

Troops Officers Men Total Officers Men Total

Field and 1 .... 1 1 .... 1

staff

First 2 26 28 9 139 148

Brigade

Second 2 18 20 13 161 174

Brigade

Third 1 19 20 9 82 91

Brigade

Fourth 3 23 26 19 184 203

Brigade

First Maine 1 2 3 1 16 17

Battery

Total 10 88 98 52 582 634

Missing Total casualties

Troops Officers Men Total Officers Men Total

Field and ....... ..... ...... 2 ..... 2

staff

First 5 176 181 16 341 357

Brigade

Second 2 90 92 17 269 286

Brigade

Third 3 206 209 13 307 320

Brigade

Fourth 6 97 103 28 304 332

Brigade

First Maine ....... 8 8 2 26 28

Battery

Total 16 577 593 78 1,247 1,325

Effective strength next day

Troops Officers Men Total

Field and staff ............. ........ .............

First Brigade 57 1,447 1,504

Second Brigade 74 1,366 1,440

Third Brigade 31 763 794

Fourth Brigade 41 1,058 1,099

First Maine Battery 1 110 111

Total 204 4,744 4,948

No. 90. Report of Brigadier General Henry W. Birge, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, of operations September 19-23.

HDQRS. FIRST BRIGADIER, SECOND DIV, 19TH ARMY CORPS,

Harrisonburg, September 27, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report that this brigade moved from camp near Berryville at 2 a. m. September 19; marched through Berryville to within two miles of Winchester, and at 11 a. m. was assigned position by Brigadier-General Grover, commanding division. The line was formed from right to left as follows: Fourteenth New Hampshire Volunteers, Colonel Gardiner; Twenty-sixth Massachusetts, Colonel Farr; Twelfth Maine, Lieutenant-Colonel Ilsley; Fourteenth Maine, Colonel Porter, and Seventy-fifth New York, Lieutenant-Colonel Babcock. A strong skirmish line was advanced through and to the edge of a piece of woods in front of the position, and the Ninth Connecticut, Colonel Cahill, deployed 400 yards on the right on a line perpendicular to the line of battle, with skirmishers in advance. Colonel Cahill was instructed to connect the left of his skirmish line with the right of the advanced skirmishers, and to conform to the movements of the brigade and maintain his relative position by moving by a flank as the line advanced. The Third Brigade was in position on my left, and two regiments of Fourth Brigade on the right. At 11.45 a. m. received orders to move on the enemy, and immediately advanced through the woods before mentioned and into an open field about 500 yards in width; crossed this field under an artillery and infantry fire from the enemy in position in a belt of woods in front and extending to the right, and when within 200 yards charged with fixed bayonets at double-quick. Broke his line on the entire front of the brigade and drove him through and out of the woods. As the troops entered the woods I was ordered by Genera Grover to haled and hold that position and not to go farther into the woods, but the charge was so rapid and impetuous and the men so much excited by the sight of the enemy in full retreat before them that it was impossible to execute the order, and the whole line pressed forward to the extreme edge of the timber, some 300 yards

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*But see revised table, p. 134.

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