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[70] 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, namely:

Corinth, Tuesday, April 8th, 1862.
To the Secretary of War, Richmond:
We have gained a great and glorious victory. Eight to ten thousand prisoners, and 36 pieces of cannon.1 Buell reenforced Grant, and we retired to our intrenchments at Corinth, which we can hold. Loss heavy on both sides.


Beauregard 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:

 Killed.Woun'd.Missing.Total.
3d Division--Gen. W. H. L. Wallace (2 regt's not reported)2261,0331,1642,423
4th Division--Gen. Hurlbut3131,4492231,085
5th Division--Gen. Sherman3181,2754412,034
Buell's army2661,816882,167
 
Total1,1235,5731,9168,609

Add to these our loss in prisoners,

1 These cannon were unquestionably taken on Sunday; but how many of them were retained on Monday and carried off in the retreat, does not appear. It is not probable that Beauregard returned to Corinth with so many or so effective guns as lie had taken thence when he advanced.

2 Beauregard's official report enumerates, among the casualties on his side, in addition to the loss of their commander-in-chief, Albert S. Johnston, that Hon. Geo. W. Johnson. “Provisional Governor of Kentucky,” was killed on Monday, having had his horse shot under him on Sunday; Brig.-Gen. Gladding, of Withers's corps, was mortally wounded; that Gen. Bragg had two horses shot under him; Gen. Hardec was slightly wounded, his coat cut with balls, and his horse disabled; that Gen. Breckinridge was twice struck by spent balls; that Gen. Cheatham was slightly wounded and had tree horses shot under him; that Brig.-Gens. Clark, Bowen, and B. R. Johnson were severely wounded ; and that Gen. Hindman had his horse shot under him and was severely injured by his fall. [He was hoisted ten feet into the air by the explosion of a shell, which tore his horse to shreds, and was himself supposed to be killed; but he rose at once to his feet and called for another horse.] Several Colonels were killed, and many more severely wounded; among them, Henry W. Alien, 4th Louisiana, who was chosen next Rebel Governor of the State, and whose official report of the second day's fight contains the following:

Having suffered from loss of blood and intense pain, I placed the regiment under the command of Lt.-Col. S. E. Hunter, and rode over to the hospital to get relief. After having my wound dressed, I was about lying down, in order to take a little rest, when a general stampede began of wagons, ambulances, and men. I mounted my horse immediately, and rode after the disgraceful refugees. I succeeded in putting a stop to the stampede, and placed cavalry in the rear, with orders to cut down all who attempted to pass. Here I met an aid of Gen. Bragg, who ordered me to rally all the stragglers and form them in line. This I did. After forming a battalion, Lieut.-Col. Barrow, commanding the 11th Louisiana, came to me with the remnant of his regiment, and placed himself and regiment under my command. This force, together with the remnants of two Alabama and one Tennessee regiment, made a large body of men, who stood firm in front of the hospitals, ready to receive the advancing column of the enemy.

“ While rallying the stragglers, I came across two batteries that had lost all their commissioned officers. These I took possession of, sent for ammunition, supplied them with men from my command, and sent one of them to Gen. Beauregard. This battery fired the last shots against the enemy. The other battery, and the forces under my command, held their position in the very face of the enemy, until ordered to be retired by command of Gen. Bragg.”

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