of artillery, and a large quantity of equipments.
We pursued his retreating column forty miles with all arms, and with cavalry sixty miles. Our loss was 355 killed, 1841 wounded, 324 captured or missing.
In closing his report General Van Dorn said:
A hand-to-hand contest was being enacted in the very yard of General Rosecrans's Headquarters and in the streets of the town.
The heavy guns were silenced, and all seemed to be about ended when a heavy fire from fresh troops from Iuka, Burnsville, and Rienzi, who had succeeded in reaching Corinth, poured into our thinned ranks.
Exhausted from loss of sleep, wearied from hard marching and fighting, companies and regiments without officers, our troops — let no one censure them-gave way. The day was lost. . . . The attempt at Corinth has failed, and in consequence I am condemned and have been superseded in my command.
In my zeal for my country I may have ventured too far without adequate means, and I bow to the opinion of the people