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Custer's famous Cavalry Brigade, which sustained the highest percentage of loss of any brigade in the mounted service:--

  Killed and Died of Wounds.
1st Michigan Cavalry 164
5th Michigan Cavalry 141
6th Michigan Cavalry 135
7th Michigan Cavalry 85
Total (during the war) 525

the “star” Brigade — Heckman's.

Eighteenth Corps.

  Killed and Died of Wounds.
25th Massachusetts Infantry 161
27th Massachusetts Infantry 137
23d Massachusetts Infantry 84
9th New Jersey Infantry 96
55th Pennsylvania Infantry 208
Total (during the war) 686

In each of these brigades there were, at times, slight changes, unnecessary to specify here, as they were but temporary arrangements; the brigades proper were organized as stated. Then there was the Maryland Brigade; the Second Jersey Brigade; the Eagle BrigadeMower's, of the Sixteenth Corps,--which carried the live eagle; Wilder's Lightning Brigade, composed of mounted infantry; and several crack brigades whose total losses, as brigades, cannot well be stated, owing to the many changes in their organizations.

Here are three fine brigades, with rosters showing their organizations as they stood October 20, 1863, at the time the Army of the Cumberland was reorganized. The losses credited each regiment were incurred during their entire term of service, during which they served in other brigades and corps. These brigade organizations were not continuous and unchanged like those previously cited; they are mentioned in this connection becaust they were noted brigades.

Steedman's1 (1ST) Brigade.

Sheridan's2 (2D) Division, Fourth Corps.

  Killed and Died of Wounds.
36th Illinois 204
44th Illinois 135
73d Illinois 114
74th Illinois 83
88th Illinois 103
22d Indiana 153
21st Michigan 83
2d Missouri 91
15th Missouri 115
24th Wisconsin 111
Total (during the war) 1,192

1 Known, also, as Kimball's; and Opdycke's.

2 Afterwards, Newton's Division.

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