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[168] Mechanicsville to Harrison's Bar, at 1,582 killed, 7,709 wounded, and 5,958 missing; total, 15,249.1 This may or may not include those abandoned to the enemy in hospitals, most of whom are probably numbered among the wounded. Lee's report does not state the amount of his losses, but says it is contained in “the accompanying tables;” which the Confederate authorities did not see fit to print with his report. He sums up his trophies as follows:
The siege of Richmond was raised; and the object of a campaign which had been prosecuted, after months of preparation, at an enormous expenditure of men and money, completely frustrated. More than 10,000 prisoners, including officers of rank, 52 pieces of artillery, and upwards of 35,000 stand of small arms, were captured. The stores and supplies of every description. which fell into our hands, were great in amount and value, but small in comparison with those destroyed by the enemy. His losses in battle exceeded our own, as attested by the thousands of dead and wounded left on every field; while his subsequent inaction shows in what condition the survivors reached the protection to which they fled.

The “inaction” thus vaunted was mutual. Lee did not see fit to repeat at Harrison's Bar his costly experiment at Malvern; but, after scrutinizing our hastily constructed defenses, and guessing at the numbers and spirit of the men behind them, withdrew2 to Richmond, leaving but a brigade of cavalry to watch and report any fresh evidences of activity on our side. None being afforded, he sent Gen. French, with 43 guns, to approach Harrison's Bar stealthily on the south side of the river, during the night,3 and open a fire on our camps and vessels, whereby we had 10 killed and 15 wounded, with some little damage to tents, &c. French desisted after half an hour's firing, or so soon as our guns were brought to bear upon him, and decamped before daylight. Gen. McClellan thereupon occupied and fortified Coggin's Point, on that side of the river; and was no farther molested.

Position at Harrison's Landing.

Even if we raise our actual losses of men in the Seven Days to 20,000, it is doubtful that they much, if at all, exceeded those of the Rebels, whose

1 List of killed, wounded and missing in the Army of the Potomac, from the 26th of June to the 1st of July, 1862, inclusive.

  Killed. Woun'd. Miss'g. Total.
1. McCall's division 253 1,240 1,581 3,074
2. Sumner's corps 187 1,076 848 2,111
3. Heintzelman's corps 189 1,051 833 2,073
4. Keyes' corps 69 507 201 777
5. Porter's corps 620 2,460 1,198 4,278
6. Franklin's corps 245 1,313 1,179 2,787
Engineers -- 2 21 23
Cavalry 19 60 97 176
Total 1,582 7,709 5,958 15,249

2 July 8.

3 July 31.

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