0 killed and wounded --one of those preposterous misrepresentations to which commanders on either side were too prone.
His actual loss, as embodied in the detailed reports of Longstreet and Jackson, was over 5,000,
Longstreet reports his losses tims: killed, 251; wounded, 1,516; missing, 127: total, 1,894.
Jackson gives his as — killed, 344; wounded, 2,545; missing, 526: total, 3,415: grand total, 5,309.
Among their killed, beside those already mentioned, was Brig-Gen. T. R. R. Cobb, of Ga., brother of Howell Cobb.
Among their wounded, were Brig.-Gens. J. R. Cooke and W. D. Pender. and may probably be fairly estimated at 6,000, including 500 unwounded prisoners.
He claims to have taken 900 prisoners and 9,000 small arms, but no guns.
Thus closed what the exulting correspondent at Lee's headquarters of The Times (London) calls a memorable day to the historian of the Decline and Fall of the American Republic.
Not so, O owl-eyed scribe!
but rather one of those days of bloody
ment; intending to make a feint above Fredericksburg, but to cross at the Sedden House, six or seven miles below; while 2,500 cavalry, with 4 guns, crossing at Kelly's ford, were to raid across the Virginia Central, the Lynchburg and the Weldon Railroads, blowing up the locks on the James River Canal; crossing the Nottoway, and reopposite Fredericksburg.
The 11th (Howard's) and 12th (Slocum's) corps moved up the river, but carefully avoiding observation from the hostile bank, so far as Kelly's ford; crossing there the Rappahannock that night and next morning — the men wading up to their armpits — and the Rapidan at Germania Mills, next day, moving thence at Gloucester Point.
Stoneman, with Gregg and Buford, turned back
May 5. from Yanceyville, recrossing the Rapidan at Raccoon ford, and the Rappahannock at Kelly's ford.
Attempts were made to represent Stoneman's movement as successful, when it was in fact one of the most conspicuous failures of the war, though i