Thus ended the actual fighting of this memorable week — the enemy having, during the night, evacuated Malvern hill.
During the whole of it, officers and men alike had been without cooking utensils or their baggage.
My loss was about seven hundred and fifty in killed and wounded, and about fifty missing. A list of the names having been furnished, a more precise statement in this report is not deemed necessary.
Colonels Lane and Cowan, and Lieutenant-Colonels Haywood, Barbour, Hoke and Purdie, all of whom commanded their regiments during the whole or part of the week, merit especial commendation.
There are many officers whose good conduct would cause me to take pleasure in making special mention of them, but it is necessary that I confine myself to commanders of regiments, referring, as I do, to their reports for the names of officers under them who distinguished themselves.
I take pleasure in recommending to the favorable consideration of the Government those thus me