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The Daily Dispatch: July 7, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Defeat of
The Defeat of Sturges. --The Chicago Pot publishes the following private letter from an officer who accompanied Sturgis into Mississippi: Memphis, June 12, 1864.--I returned to Memphis last night, and I assure you that I was glad to get back again. We have had a terrible time — have been cut all to pieces Out of five regiments of infantry and one battery, but about three hundred and eighty have been saved, all the rest being killed, wounded, or taken prisoners Col Humphreys, of the 95th Illinois, and Col McKeag, of the 120th Illinois, were killed. I saw Col Humphreys, when he was shot, and afterwards saw his body at Ripley. Col McKeag was shot during our retreat. It is impossible to tell who are killed and wounded now, and will be for some time to come. The 113th regiment left here with about three hundred men, the balance being on duty at this place as a guard to living block — only eighty-eight have returned. The only officer that I know of in that regiment who was