War of the Rebellion: Serial 099 Page 0309 Chapter LIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. --UNION.

Search Civil War Official Records

Second. First Brigade Infantry, General Rice commanding.

Third. Trains in the same order as to-day.

Fourth. Second Brigade Infantry, Colonel Adams commanding, Brigadier-General Rice will throw one regiment directly in rear of the ordnance train.

By order of Bvt. Major General John M. Corse:

L. H. EVERTS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, S. C., February 5, 1865.

Captain A.m. VAN DYKE,

Asst. Adjt. General, Dept. and Army of the Tennessee:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the following as the casualties in this command on the 2nd and 3rd instant, all of which are in the First Division: One officer and 17 enlisted men killed; 3 officers and 103 men wounded. General Mower estimates the losses of the enemy at about 200. There were 16 of their dead on the field and a hospital with 17 wounded found in rear of their position. The number of prisoners taken is 10, and of deserters 17.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANK P. BLAIR, JR.,

Major-General.

[Indorsement.]

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT AND ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Rivers' Bridge, S. C., February 5, 1865.

I have the honor to forward the within report. It will be noticed that the number of wounded differs from estimate, but I understand that not more than seventy were sent back; the rest, being slightly wounded, have joined their regiments. The number engaged, as near as we can ascertain, defending the works was 2,700, composed, as near as can be learned, of the Fifth Georgia Reserves, Thirty-second and Forty-seventh Georgia Regiments, two companies Texas Cavalry, Twenty-second South Carolina Cavalry, and Third Arkansas Cavalry.

Very respectfully,

O. O. HOWARD,

Major-General.

[FEBRUARY 5, 1865. --For complimentary letter from Howard to Blair, see Part I, p. 385.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 33.

In the Field, S. C., February 5, 1865.

* * * * * * *

VIII. The following are the orders for to-morrow:

1. Brigadier General M. F. Force, commanding Third Division, will move his command at 7 a.m., taking the right-hand road at his camp and marching on the Broxton's Bridge and Midway road.