he, after sending back from Monterey
a request to Gen. Grant
for permission to send a mounted party to the battle-field under a flag of truce to bury his dead, and being answered that, owing to the warmth of the weather, they had already been buried, transmitted to Richmond
officially reports his loss in this battle at 1,728 killed, 8,012 wounded, 957 missing: total, 10,699, or a little more than one-fourth of the admitted strength of his army.2 Gen. Grant
, writing on the 9th, gives his losses approximately at 1,500 killed and 3,500 wounded, and says nothing of a loss of prisoners, of whom about 2,200 effectives were marched off the field with Prentiss
, with possibly 200 or 300 more of our wounded of Sunday.
A later and more circumstantial statement summed up our losses as 1,735 killed, 7,882 wounded, 3,956 prisoners ; total, 13,573.
Recurring to the reports of subordinates — all we have — we find their losses stated as follows:
|3d Division--Gen. W. H. L. Wallace (2 regt's not reported)||226||1,033||1,164||2,423|
|4th Division--Gen. Hurlbut||313||1,449||223||1,085|
|5th Division--Gen. Sherman||318||1,275||441||2,034|
Add to these our loss in prisoners,