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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 12 0 Browse Search
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able force, about sixty thousand strong, commanded by General Robert E. Lee in person, and the enemy about one hundred and fifty thousand strong, commanded by Gen. McClellan in person, being engaged. The position of our army was upon a range of hills, forming a semi-circle, with the concave towards the enemy; the latter occupyingt a truce occurred on Thursday for the burial of the dead was unfounded. The prisoners stated that their force was more than a hundred thousand strong, and that McClellan commanded the army in person. Our loss is estimated at five thousand in killed, wounded and missing. The prisoners state that their ranks were greatly decimalled and wounded belonging to the Fiftieth Pennsylvania regiment: Killed. Capt. Charles Parker, company H. Private M. Stevens, company K. Wounded. R. McClellan, company A, shot through the lung; dangerous. U. Wenrich, company A, shot in the right lung; dangerous. D. Shearer, company A, three buckshot in head, br
te arms. The ball was opened on Tuesday evening about six o'clock, all of our available force, about sixty thousand strong, commanded by General Robert E. Lee in person, and the enemy about one hundred and fifty thousand strong, commanded by Gen. McClellan in person, being engaged. The position of our army was upon a range of hills, forming a semi-circle, with the concave towards the enemy; the latter occupying a less commanding position opposite, their extreme right resting upon a height commn our hands, and about three hundred prisoners. The report current on yesterday that a truce occurred on Thursday for the burial of the dead was unfounded. The prisoners stated that their force was more than a hundred thousand strong, and that McClellan commanded the army in person. Our loss is estimated at five thousand in killed, wounded and missing. The prisoners state that their ranks were greatly decimated, and that the slaughter was terrible, from which we may infer that the enemy's
oss it is impossible for me exactly to state, but it must have been severe, as seven dead bodies of their men were found upon the field. We also captured two prisoners, one of whom has been sent to headquarters, and the other, who was wounded, was taken to the hospital. The following are the casualties on our side, all of the killed and wounded belonging to the Fiftieth Pennsylvania regiment: Killed. Capt. Charles Parker, company H. Private M. Stevens, company K. Wounded. R. McClellan, company A, shot through the lung; dangerous. U. Wenrich, company A, shot in the right lung; dangerous. D. Shearer, company A, three buckshot in head, breast, and arm. Corp. G. C. Flafmeisher, company B, shot in right lung; dangerous. J. Isle, company B, accidentally wounded by a bayonet. C. M. Sherling, company D, shot in the loin; dangerous. E. S. Wood, company G, shot in the arm. J. Denishon, company G, shot in the thigh. A. Chrisler, company I, shot through th