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[343] a staff officer of General Magruder, and General Kershaw's brigade was assisted as much as possible after their arrival by Major McIntosh, of my staff, in taking position. Brigadier-General Semmes, advancing on the right, owing to various causes, viz., the thickness of the woods, or misconception of orders, and the fatigue his command had undergone, carried into action but five hundred and fifty-seven men. The dead of his command, however, found in advance, evidenced the gallantry of those few. His loss was: killed, seventeen; wounded, fifty-six ; missing, sixty-three; aggregate, one hundred and thirty-six. General Kershaw, going forward on the left, lost, in killed, twenty-two; wounded, one hundred and thirteen; missing, twenty-nine; aggregate, one hundred and sixty-four; carried into action, nine hundred and fifty-six men.

The fatigue of the two previous days, and want of sleep and food, caused the diminution of forces. Many men, having fallen out, were left behind on the march of the day and night previous. There were many stragglers from the various forces on the field, which were collected near Carter's house and sent back to join their regiments from time to time, and as the battle ceased, returned to the last camps of their regiments. For the minute particulars of the fight, and the cases of individual merit in the regiments, the attention of the General is called to the accompanying reports of brigade and regimental commanders. Major McIntosh was again conspicuous for his gallantry, having his horse shot under him. And my thanks are due to all the members of my staff, who rendered all possible assistance in preventing confusion, rallying the men, and re-forming the stragglers.

The following named officers and non-commissioned officers of the regiments engaged are noticed by their several commanders for good conduct in the several engagements:

Kershaw's brigade.

General Kershaw mentions Colonel Hennegan, Eighth South Carolina regiment; Colonel Kennedy, Second South Carolina; Lieutenant-Colonel Goodwyn, wounded, Second South Carolina; Major Gaillard, Second South Carolina; Colonel Nance, Third South Carolina; Major Rutherford, Third South Carolina; Colonel Aiken, Seventh South Carolina; Lieutenant-Colonel Bland, wounded, Seventh South Carolina; Captain Kemper, Kemper's battery; Sergeant Harley, Color-bearer Second South Carolina; Corporal Blakely, Third South Carolina. Staff--Captain C. R. Holmes, A. A. G.; Lieutenaut A. E. Doby, A. D. C.; Lieutenant W. M. Dwight, A. A. I. G.; Mr. J. A. Myers, A. A. D. C.

Colonel Hennegan, Eighth South Carolina, mentions Major McLeod.

Colonel Nance, Third South Carolina, mentions Captain D. M. S. Langston, wounded, and Lieutenant H. C. Johnson, Third Alabama, acting voluntarily.

Colonel Aiken, Seventh South Carolina, mentions Adjutant Childs and Sergeant-Major Stall-worth.

Semmes's brigade.

General Semmes mentions Colonel Cumming, Tenth Georgia, and Captain Holt; Colonel Hunt, Fifth Louisiana; Colonel August, Fifteenth Virginia, wounded; Lieutenant-Colonel Waggerman, Tenth Louisiana, wounded. Lieutenant Benning, Georgia regulars, reported to General Semmes on the field. Staff--Captain Clemons, A. A. G.; Captain Briggs, A. D. C., wounded; Lieutenants Cody and Redd, volunteer Aids-de-camp.

The enemy left something over five hundred dead on the field--five hundred and twenty, as reported by an officer left to bury our dead.

I call your attention to the report of arms taken at Shirley by Colonel Nance, of the Third South Carolina regiment. The notice of their being at that place was given me by Major-General D. H. Hill. Hundreds of muskets were collected by the different brigades, and by my Quartermaster and Ordnance Officer, of which no account was made.

Very respectfully,

T. Mclaws, Major-General.
I submit herewith--

1. General J. B. Kershaw's report of the operations of his brigade from the twenty-sixth of June to the first day of July, inclusive.

2. Report of the operations of the Eighth South Carolina regiment from the twenty-fifth of June to the second of July, inclusive.

3. Report of the operations of the Second regiment South Carolina volunteers in the battles of Savage Station and Malvern Hill.

4. Report of the Seventh South Carolina regiment in the engagement of the twenty-ninth of June.

5-6. Report of the operations of the Third South Carolina regiment on the twenty-ninth instant.

7. Report of Captain Kemper of the operations of his batteries on the twenty-ninth ultimo.

8. Report of the Seventh South Carolina regiment from the twenty-fifth to the twenty-ninth of July, inclusive.

9. Report of the Seventh South Carolina in their engagement of the fifth instant.

10. Report of the Third South Carolina regiment of the operations on the first of July.

11. Report of Colonel Nance concerning arms captured at Shirley--nine hundred and twenty-five muskets.

12. Report of Brigadier-General Semmes of the operations of his command at Savage Station, twenty-ninth of June, 1862.

13. Report of Brigadier-General Semmes of the engagement on the first of July, at Crew's farm.


T. Mclaws, Major-General.

Brigadier-General D. R. Jones's Report.

headquarters D. R. Jones' division, July 28, 1862.
To Captain A. G. Dickinson, A. A. General:
sir: Pursuant to instructions, I have the honor

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