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h 300 are no doubt prisoners — the enemy claiming to have taken that number. Saturday, August 6 The loss of our brigade in the fight of Saturday was 270 killed wounded and missing, of whom 88 were killed on the field-just one-half of the whole number (176) that had been killed from the battle of the Wilderness to the present time. Monday, August 8, 1864. General Mahone, in a congratulatory order to Mahone's, Saunders' and Wright's brigades for their conduct in the affair of Saturday, July 30, says that, with an effective force of less than 3,000 men and with a casualty list of 598, they killed 700 of the enemy's people, wounded, by his own account, over 3,000, and captured 1,101 prisoners, embracing 87 officers, 17 stands of colors, 2 guerdons and 1,916 stand of small arms—deeds which entitle their banners to the inscription, The Crater, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. He says the enemy had massed against us three of his corps and two divisions of another. The foregoing b