War of the Rebellion: Serial 092 Page 0425 Chapter LVI. ENGAGEMENT AT HONEY HILL, S. C.

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aide-de-camp, and T. C. Vidal, signal officer, did their duty nobly, and assisted in rallying at the front and leading forward those troops who, unable to stand the terrible fire of the enemy, were repulsed in the assault.

In the reports of brigade commanders, herewith inclosed, you will find personal mention of other officers. The medical department, under direction of Surg. George S. Burton, Third Rhode Island Artillery, proved itself highly efficient, and the corps of stretcher-bearer visited thoroughly all parts of the field where the troops were engaged. A list of the casualties accompanies this report. The total killed, wounded, and missing is 746. Of the 28 missing, I have been indirectly informed that 13 unwounded and 5 wounded men are in the hands of the enemy.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO P. HATCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Captain W. L. M. BURGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Hdqrs. Dept. of the South.

Recapitulation of the killed, wounded, and missing in the Coast Division, Department of the South, during the action at Honey Hill, S. C., November 30, 1864.

Officers.

Coast Killed. Missing. Total.

Division.

First 2 28 1 54

Brigade. .

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Second 3 10 1 14

Brigade. .

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Naval . . . . . . . . . . . .

Brigade. .

.

Artillery 1 2 . . . 3

Brigade. .

.

Cavalry. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Total. . . 6 40 2 48

Men.

Coast Killed. Wounded. Missing Total. Aggrega

Division. . te.

First 54 409 14 477 508

Brigade. .

.

Second 28 160 8 196 210

Brigade. .

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Naval 1 7 4 12 12

Brigade. .

.

Artillery . . . 12 . . . 12 15

Brigade. .

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Cavalry. . . . . 1 . . . 1 1

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Total. . . 83 589 26 698 746

JNO P. HATCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Numbers 3. Report of Brigadier General Edward E. Potter, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade. HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, FIELD DIVISION, Deveaux's Neck, December 11, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the First Brigade in the affair of the 30th ultimo, at Honey Hill, near Grahamville, S. C.:

The brigade moved at 8 a. m., on the Grahamville road, from the church at the intersection of that road with the one leading from Boyd's Landing to Tenny's Landing. The One hundred and twenty-seventh New York were in advance, followed by the Twenty-fifth Ohio, and in its rear a section of Battery F, Third New York Artillery. After marching about half a mile the enemy was encountered. He had one piece of artillery in position on the road on slightly rising grounds at the end of a swampy defile. The One hundred and twenty-seventh were deployed as skir-