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List of Casualties in the Battle of Pocotaligo, October 23, 1862.

Company I, Eleventh Infantry282
Captain Allston's Sharpshooters172
Nelson's Battalion417 
Beaufort Volunteer Artillery113 
Nelson Light Artillery414 
Company A, First Battalion Cavalry 1 
Company B, First Battalion Cavalry19 
Company C, First Battalion Cavalry 11
Company D, First Battalion Cavalry12 
Rutledge Mounted Riflemen 2 
Charleston Light Dragoons 8 
Partisan Rangers12 
Marion Men of Combahee 61

One lieutenant and two men were captured while on picket, belonging to Company C, First Battalion of Cavalry.


Company I, Eleventh Infantry--killed, wounded and missing; all enlisted men.

Captain Allston's sharpshooters.--Wounded, Captain Allston, Second Lieutenant M. Stuart, Third Lieutenant E. P. Carter, slightly; killed, one enlisted man; three wounded; two missing.

Nelson's Battalion.--All enlisted men.

Beaufort Volunteer Artillery. All enlisted men.

Nelson Light Artillery.--Wounded, Lieutenant Massie, severely; enlisted men, four killed, thirteen wounded.

First Battalion cavalry.--Wounded, Major Morgan, severely; Lieutenant R. M. Skinner, acting Adjutant, severely. Company A, one enlisted man wounded. Company B, one enlisted man killed; wounded, Lieutenant P. D. Rush, slightly; and eight enlisted men. Company C, enlisted men; one wounded and one missing. Company D, enlisted men; one killed and two wounded.

Charleston Light Dragoons.--Enlisted men; eight wounded.

Rutledge Mounted Riflemen.--Enlisted men; two wounded.

Partisan Rangers.--Second Lieutenant W. T. Specs killed; wounded, Third Lieutenant P. E. Terry, severely; one enlisted man.

Marion men of Combahee.--Wounded, six enlisted men, and one missing.

Report of Colonel C. J. Colcocke.

headquarters Third regiment cavalry, S. C. V., Grahamville, November 4, 1862.
Lieutenant Ed. H. Barnwell, A. A. A. General:
Sir: A little after nine o'clock on the morning of the twenty-second of October, it was reported to me unofficially that about daylight that morning the Abolition fleet, consisting of fourteen steamers, with numerous barges attached, had proceeded up Broad River.

Prostrated by a protracted spell of fever, from which I had just began to convalesce, I was too weak to take the field, but resumed the command of my post. I ordered Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson to take command of the small force at my disposal, which consisted, as you are aware, of five companies of cavalry and two companies of sharpshooters, of Major Abney's battalion, who was in command, and to proceed with the least possible delay towards Coosawhatchie, to which point I was informed that a portion of the enemy's fleet were advancing. On arriving at Bee's Creek, still four miles from Coosawhatchie, Colonel Johnson was informed that a portion of the Abolition forces were landing at Seabrook's Island, in his rear, a point indicating an attack upon this place. To meet this he had to divide his command, and put three companies in the vicinity of Bee's Creek Hill. This information was subsequently ascertained to be incorrect, but too late to make use of these forces in the defence of Coosawhatchie.

Proceeding with three companies of cavalry towards that point, upon arriving within two miles of it he ascertained that the enemy had already landed from a gunboat and barge lying a little below the Ocean Landing, and was advancing his column towards the direction of Bee's Creek Hill. He immediately dismounted his men, and formed them as skirmishers to meet the expected attack. This movement, however, was only a feint, as they soon “about faced” and advanced towards Coosawhatchie. The ground being unfavorable for a charge, the effect of which would have necessarily been attended with severe loss to the cavalry, with a prospect of little injury to the enemy, Colonel Johnson very judiciously made a detour to the left, hoping to cut them off before they reached Coosawhatchie.

About this time the train, with a portion of Colonel Ellis' regiment and Captain Chisholm's company, of Major Abney's battalion, which had been taken up within a short distance of Coosawhatchie, as they were marching along the railroad track towards that point, passed by. The enemy hearing their approach for some distance (the two roads here running parallel and very close to each other), availed themselves of the opportunity to ambuscade and fire into the train.

The particulars of this disastrous affair I will not refer to, as I suppose a full report of all the circumstances will be made up by the officer in command of that detachment, who succeeded the late unfortunate Major Harrison. It seems, that on arriving near Coosawhatchie, the enemy divided into two detachments, one of which ambuscaded thet rain as above referred to, and the other advanced to the river, for the purpose of destroying the railroad and turnpike bridges. With timely forethought, you had fortunately

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