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[95] fifteenth, in the hope of another encounter on the following day, and of visiting upon the invaders of their sacred homes and firesides a just retribution for the outrages of this most unprovoked and unchristian war, the enemy hurriedly and silently, during that night, made good his retreat by recrossing the river.

For further details of the operations of my corps in the battle, I respectfully refer you to the reports of the division, brigade, and regimental commanders, who participated in the engagement; also to the reports of Colonel Crutchfield, my chief of artillery, Lieutenant-Colonel Walker, Colonel Brown, of the reserve artillery, and Captain Latimer, detailing the operations of the artillery. I refer you also to the same source of information for the names of many officers who distinguished themselves in this battle, and, by their good conduct, specially merit the approbation of the Government and of the country.

I herewith forward to you a list of the casualties of this corps on the thirteenth December, from which it will appear that twenty-six officers were killed, and one hundred and ninety-five wounded; three hundred and eighteen enlisted men killed, and two thousand three hundred and fifty wounded; eighteen officers and five hundred and eight enlisted men missing; making a total loss in this corps of three thousand four hundred and fifteen. Nearly all who are reported as missing were taken prisoners in the fight. By the official report of Major Bridgford, provost marshal of the corps, herewith submitted, it appears that we captured five hundred and twenty-one prisoners, of whom eleven were officers. The report of Major Bridgford exhibits a gratifying statement of the small number who straggled from the ranks during the last action, and affords further evidence of the improving discipline and spirit of the army.

The report of Major Bier, my chief of ordnance, shows that we captured four thousand four hundred and forty-six small arms.

My medical director, Dr. Hunter McGuire, gave special and skilful attention to the wounded.

Major J. A. Harman, chief quartermaster, Major W. J. Hawks, chief commissary, and Major G. H. Bier, chief of ordnance, discharged their duties well.

During the action, I received valuable assistance in transmitting orders, and discharging other duties, from the following members of my staff:

Colonel S. Crutchfield, chief of artillery.

Colonel A. Smeade, inspector-general.

Captain A. S. Pendleton, assistant adjutant-general.

Captain J. K. Boswell, chief of engineers.

First Lieutenant J. G. Morrison, aid-de-camp. First Lieutenant J. P. Smith, aid-de-camp.

Second Lieutenant W. Williamson, engineer department.

I trust that the victory of Fredericksburg, with which God has blessed our cause, will continue to be gratefully remembered.

I am, General, your obedient servant,

T. J. Jackson, Lieutenant-General.

List of Casualties in Second Army Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, in the Battles before Fredericksburg, December, 1862:--
A. P. Hill'sField's27th Virginia73845
A. P. Hill'sField's2d Virginia Battalion22527
A. P. Hill'sField's35th Virginia11011
A. P. Hill'sGregg's1st South Carolina155873
A. P. Hill'sGregg's12th South Carolina178
A. P. Hill'sGregg's13th South Carolina35255
A. P. Hill'sGregg's14th South Carolina 2828
A. P. Hill'sGregg'sOrr's Rifles21149170
A. P. Hill'sThomas's14th Georgia22110132
A. P. Hill'sThomas's35th Georgia78289
A. P. Hill'sThomas's45th Georgia54348
A. P. Hill'sThomas's49th Georgia85361
A. P. Hill'sLane's7th North Carolina58186
A. P. Hill'sLane's28th North Carolina164965
A. P. Hill'sLane's37th North Carolina177693
A. P. Hill'sLane's18th North Carolina137790
A. P. Hill'sLane's33d North Carolina93241
A. P. Hill'sArcher's7th Tennessee53338
A. P. Hill'sArcher's1st Tennessee55257
A. P. Hill'sArcher's14th Tennessee45559
A. P. Hill'sArcher's19th Georgia153954
A. P. Hill'sArcher's5th Alabama Battalion31821
A. P. Hill'sPender's16th North Carolina64854
A. P. Hill'sPender's34th North Carolina21719
A. P. Hill'sPender's13th North Carolina73037
A. P. Hill'sPender's22d North Carolina14445
A. P. Hill'sPender's38th North Carolina 1414
A. P. Hill'sArtillerySeven Batteries118899
D. H. Hill'sRodes's5th Alabama 11
D. H. Hill'sRodes's6th Alabama178
D. H. Hill'sRodes's26th Alabama 44
D. H. Hill'sRodes's3d Alabama123
D. H. Hill'sIverson's20th North Carolina 33
D. H. Hill'sIverson's23d North Carolina 11
D. H. Hill'sIverson's12th North Carolina 55
D. H. Hill'sIverson's5th North Carolina134
D. H. Hill'sRipley's4th Georgia167
D. H. Hill'sRipley's1st North Carolina 1515
D. H. Hill'sRipley's3d North Carolina 33
D. H. Hill'sRipley's44th Georgia112
D. H. Hill'sColquitt's6th Georgia 33
D. H. Hill'sColquitt's23d Georgia 22
D. H. Hill'sColquitt's27th Georgia 22
D. H. Hill'sColquitt's28th Georgia 88
D. H. Hill'sAnderson's2d North Carolina41721
D. H. Hill'sAnderson's4th North Carolina42125
D. H. Hill'sAnderson's30th North Carolina 99
D. H. Hill'sAnderson's14th North Carolina 44
D. H. Hill'sArtilleryJeff Davis Artillery134
D. H. Hill'sArtilleryPage's Battery235
D. H. Hill'sArtilleryFry's Battery123
D. H. Hill'sColonel Brown'sArtillery Regiment92130
Ewell'sHays's9th Louisiana5712
Ewell'sHays's8th Louisiana 66
Ewell'sHays's7th Louisiana 77
Ewell'sHays's6th Louisiana 1212
Ewell'sHays's5th Louisiana 88
Ewell'sHays'sLouisiana Guard Artillery112
Ewell'sHays'sCarrington's Battery 11
Ewell'sTrimble's21st North Carolina 2424
Ewell'sTrimble's21st Georgia32427
Ewell'sTrimble's15th Alabama13435
Ewell'sTrimble's12th Georgia41620
Ewell'sEarly's13th Virginia31922
Ewell'sEarly's25th Virginia11314
Ewell'sEarly's31st Virginia21416
Ewell'sEarly's44th Virginia21315
Ewell'sEarly's49th Virginia64652
Ewell'sEarly's52d Virginia 1313
Ewell'sEarly's58th Virginia369
Ewell'sLawton's31st Georgia156378
Ewell'sLawton's61st Georgia1783100
Ewell'sLawton's60th Georgia67278
Ewell'sLawton's13th Georgia21214
Ewell'sLawton's26th Georgia54853
Ewell'sLawton's38th Georgia1091101
Taliaferro'sPaxton's2d Virginia21921
Taliaferro'sPaxton's5th Virginia 1111
Taliaferro'sPaxton's4th Virginia 1212
Taliaferro'sPaxton'sCarpenter's Battery12526
Taliaferro'sJones'21st Virginia 44
Taliaferro'sJones'42d Virginia12526
Taliaferro'sJones'48th Virginia 77
Taliaferro'sJones'Raine's Battery 11
Taliaferro'sJones'Caskie's Battery 33
Taliaferro's3d, Col. Warren48th Alabama 55
Taliaferro's3d, Col. Warren23d Virginia 11
Taliaferro's3d, Col. Warren37th Virginia 33
Taliaferro's3d, Col. WarrenWooding's Battery 1313
Taliaferro's4th, Col. Pendleton1st Louisiana 88
Taliaferro's4th, Col. Pendleton2d Louisiana 77
Taliaferro's4th, Col. Pendleton10th Louisiana 77
Taliaferro's4th, Col. Pendleton14th Louisiana 55
Taliaferro's4th, Col. Pendleton15th Louisiana145
Taliaferro's4th, Col. PendletonLusk's Battery 77

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