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Regiment. Battle. Division. Corps. Officers Killed.
7th New Hampshire Fort Wagner Seymour's Tenth 11
7th New York Fredericksburg Hancock's Second 9
22d New York Manassas Hatch's First 9
59th New York Antietam Sedgwick's Second 9
145th Pennsylvania Fredericksburg Hancock's Second 9
43d Illinois Shiloh McClernand's ---- 8
87th Indiana Chickamauga Brannan's Fourteenth 8
1st Michigan Manassas Morell's Fifth 8
14th New Hampshire Opequon Grover's Nineteenth 8
24th Michigan Gettysburg Wadsworth's First 8
120th New York Gettysburg Humphreys's Third 8

In addition, mention should be made of the loss of officers in the heavy artillery at certain battles. The First Maine H. A. lost 12 officers, killed or wounded, at Spotsylvania. May 19th, of whom 6 were killed or mortally wounded; and at Petersburg, June 18th, the same regiment lost 32 officers, killed or wounded, of whom 10 lost their lives. In the Eighth New York Heavy Artillery, 9 officers were killed at Cold Harbor. But the large number of extra officers allowed these regiments will not admit of their classification with the infantry regiments just mentioned.

There is a remarkable difference between the loss of officers in battle and by disease, as compared with that of the enlisted men. In battle, one officer was killed for every 16 enlisted men; but, among the deaths from disease, one officer died to every 72 men, and in the colored regiments, one officer to every 215 men. The officers had better facilities for purchasing food, and were furnished with better quarters while in call; but in an active campaign, in bivouac or on the march, they encountered substantially the same exposure and privation; they were exposed to the same storms and their food was equally scanty. There was not enough of difference in the fare to account for this remarkable difference in the death rate. It might account for some of it, but for the greater part the reason must be looked for elsewhere.

The general officers never hesitated in time of battle to share the danger with the men whenever it became necessary. The gallantry with which they were wont to expose themselves is fully evidenced by the long list of those who were killed.

General officers killed N action.

Army commanders.
Major-General James B. McPherson, Army of Tennessee, Killed at Atlanta.
Corps commanders.
Major-General Joseph K. Mansfield, 12th A. C., Killed at Antietam.
Major-General John F. Reynolds, 1st A. C., Killed at Gettysburg.
Major-General John Sedgwick, 6th A. C., Killed at Spotsylvania.

Division commanders.
Major-General Isaac I. Stevens Killed at Chantilly.
Major-General Philip Kearny Killed at Chantilly.
Major-General Jesse L. Reno Killed at South Mountain.
Major-General Israel B. Richardson1 Killed at Antietam.
Major-General Amiel W. Whipple2 Killed at Chancellorsville.
Major-General Hiram G. Berry Killed at Chancellorsville.
Brevet Major-General James S. Wadsworth Killed at Wilderness.
Brevet Major-General David A. Russell Killed at Opequon.
Brigadier-General William H. Wallace3 Killed at Shiloh.
Brigadier-General Thomas Williams Killed at Baton Rouge.
Brigadier-General James S. Jackson Killed at Chaplin Hills.
Brigadier-General Isaac P. Rodman4 Killed at Antietam.
Brigadier-General Thomas G. Stevenson Killed at Spotsylvania.
Brevet Brigadier-General James A. Mulligan5 Killed at Winchester (1863).
Brigade commanders.
Major-General George C. Strong6 Killed at Fort Wagner.
Brevet Major-General Alexander Hays7 Killed at Wilderness.
Brevet Major-General S. K. Zook Killed at Gettysburg.
Brevet Major-General Frederick Winthrop Killed at Five Forks.
Brevet Major-General Thomas A. Smyth8 Killed at Farmville.
Brigadier-General Nathaniel Lyon Killed at Wilson's Creek.
Brigadier-General Robert L. McCook9 Killed at Decherd, Tenn.
Brigadier-General Henry Bohlen Killed at Freeman's Ford.
Brigadier-General George W. Taylor Killed at Manassas.
Brigadier-General William R. Terrill Killed at Chaplin Hills.
Brigadier-General Pleasant A. Hackleman Killed at Corinth.
Brigadier-General George D. Bayard10 Killed at Fredericksburg.
Brigadier-General Conrad F. Jackson Killed at Fredericksburg.
Brigadier-General Joshua W. Sill Killed at Stone's River.
Brigadier-General Edward P. Chapin Killed at Port Hudson.
Brigadier-General Stephen W. Weed Killed at Gettysburg.
Brigadier-General Elon J. Farnsworth Killed at Gettysburg.
Brigadier-General Strong Vincent Killed at Gettysburg.
Brigadier-General William H. Lytle Killed at Chickamauga.
Brigadier-General William P. Sanders Killed at Knoxville.
Brigadier-General Samuel A. Rice11 Killed at Jenkins' Ferry.
Brigadier-General James C. Rice Killed at Spotsylvania.
Brigadier-General Charles G. Harker Killed at Kenesaw Mountain.
Brigadier-General Daniel McCook12 Killed at Kenesaw Mountain.
Brigadier-General Hiram Burnham Killed at Fort Harrison.
Brigadier-General Daniel D. Bidwell Killed at Cedar Creek.
Brigadier-General Charles R. Lowell13 Killed at Cedar Creek.
Brevet Brigadier-General Arthur H. Dutton14 Killed at Bermuda Hundred.
Brevet Brigadier-General Griffin A. Stedman, Jr Killed at Petersburg.
Brevet Brigadier-General George D. Wells Killed at Cedar Creek.
Brevet Brigadier-General J. H. Kitching15 Killed at Cedar Creek.
Brevet Brigadier-General Sylvester G. Hill Killed at Nashville.
Brigadier-General Theodore Read Killed at High Bridge.

1 Mortally wounded.

2 Mortally wounded.

3 Mortally wounded.

4 Mortally wounded.

5 Mortally wounded.

6 Mortally wounded.

7 Hays commanded a division on the Gettysburg campaign.

8 Mortally wounded.

9 Shot by guerrillas, while lying sick in an ambulance.

10 Mortally wounded.

11 Mortally wounded.

12 Mortally wounded.

13 Mortally wounded.

14 Mortally wounded.

15 Mortally wounded.

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