War of the Rebellion: Serial 095 Page 0325 Chapter LVIII. THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN.

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teers; Private Patrick McCran, Company C, Third Maryland Battalion Veteran Volunteers; Private James K. Brady, Fourteenth New York Heavy Artillery. Corpl. M. D. Dewire; Company A, One hundredth Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers, captured a rebel flag-staff and recaptured one of our colors.

The following is a tabular statement of casualties, the nominal list having already been forwarde:

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Command. Office Men. Office Men. Office

rs. rs. rs.

First Brigade - - - - -

Second Brigade - 4 3 23 -

Third Brigade 1 32 15 120 17

17th Michigan - 1 - - -


Total* 1 37 18 143 17

Missing. Total.

Command. Men. Office Men. Aggre

rs. gate.

First Brigade - - - -

Second Brigade 19 3 46 49

Third Brigade 413 33 565 598

17th Michigan - - 1 1


Total* 432 36 612 648

a Not engaged.

I also forward herewith the reports of the commanders of the Second and Third Brigades, and respectfully call attention to the recommendations for gallantry therein contained.

Of my own staff, all of whom were active throughout the engagement, I would honorably mention Captain L. C. Brackett, Fifty-seventh Massachusetts Volunteers, for gallantry in assisting in the charge of the Third Division, and Bvt. Major William V. Richards, U. S. Volunteers, carrying orders and gaining information under heavy fire.

I am, very respectfully,


Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

Lieutenant Colonel P. M. LYDIG,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Ninth Army Corps.

APRIL 8, 1865.

N. B.-I also append the report of Bvt. Brigadier General N. B. McLaughlen, which, as seen from the date, was received subsequent to the writing of the above report.


Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

Numbers 137. Report of Bvt. Colonel Ralph Ely, Eighth Michigan Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, of operations March 25.


March 27, 1865.

MAJOR: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of my command in the action of the 25th instant:

I first learned that an attack had been made by an officer of the Second Michigan informing me about 4 a.m. that the enemy had entered our main line of works between the Second and Third Brigades and had


*But see revised table, p. 70