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1 Jackson reports the loss of his corps (comprising his own, Ewell's. Whiting's. and D. H. Hill's divisions) in this fight: 377 killed, 1,746 wounded, 39 missing; total, 2,1;2. Magruder thinks his loss will not exceed 2,900 killed and wounded, out of 26,000 or 28,000 under his orders. Brig.-Gen. Ransom reports the losses in his brigade at 499, out of 3.000. Brig.-Gen. Mahone, of Huger's division, reports a total loss of 321, out of 1,226. Gen. A. R. Wright reports the loss of his already weakened brigade, in this fight, at 362. D. R. Jones reports the losses in his division at 833. Among the wounded in this fight were Brig.-Gen. Jones, Va.; Col. Ransom, 35th N. C., severely; and Col. Ramseur, 49th N. C.Brig.-Gen. J. R. Trimble, of Ewell's division, giving an account of the conduct of his brigade in this battle, says:
The next morning, by dawn, I went off to ask for orders; when I found the whole army in the utmost disorder; thousands of straggling men asking every passer-by for their regiment; ambulances, wagons, and artillery, obstructing every road; and altogether, in a drenching rain, presenting a scene of the most woeful and disheartening confusion.
2 There has been much unseemly controversy respecting McClellan's being or not being on a gunboat during this action; the interest thereof being heightened by this passage in Gen. M.'s testimony before the Committee on the Conduct of the War:
Question: Were you down to the river, or on board the gunboats during any part of that day, between the time you left the field and your return to it? Answer: I do not remember; it is possible I may have been, as my camp was directly on the river.The following extract from the Diary of Dr. R. E. Van Grieson, then Surgeon of the gunboat Galena, of which the accuracy is not disputed. seems to embody all the essential facts:
Gen. McClellan, in his report, says:
I left Haxall's for Malvern soon after day-break. Accompanied by several general officers, I once more made the entire circuit of the position, and then returned to Haxall's, whence I went with Capt. Rodgers to select the final location for the army and its d, depots. I returned to Malvern before the serious lighting commenced; and, after riding along the lines, and seeing most cause to feel anxious about the right, remained in that vicinity.The Rebels made no attack on our right, and it was at no time in action.
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