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[707] In Company B, L. P. Smith, mortally wounded, and since dead; H. Osborne, slightly. In Company C, Lieutenant H. H. Harris, wounded; private R. S. Brooks, killed; privates J. S. Jackson, J. T. Taylor, D. Tinsley, and J. B. Young, wounded. In Company D, Lieutenant Oscar Kennard, wounded; private Wm. Hicks, killed ; privates John Essill and John Henry, wounded. In company E, Sergeant R. M. Hague, wounded; privates James Bowers, and Isaac Rutledge, killed; privates Elbert Gramor, B. Logan, and J. L. Thompson, wounded. In Company F, A. P. Fowler, W. P. Ratliff, J. Leach, J. W. Wallace, and D. P. Howell, wounded. In Company G, Lieutenant P. V. Daniel, privates N. M. Beauchamp, Thomas Stith, Miche Meardin, Allen Dereby, Frank Keath, Green Woorley, and M. S. Newman, wounded. In company K, Sergeant John H. Hughes, Corporal Moses Lafeiter, privates Alexander Barry, Charles Freeburg, and Thomas Lively, killed; Sergeant T. H. Atwell, privates Edmond Elliott, Peter Frilty, James Hunt, G. Polfers, L. Hotsenburg, A. J. Williams, and W. McFatridge, wounded.

I cannot close this report without stating that the officers and men under my command discharged their duties in the action at Baton Rouge in a manner creditable alike to themselves, and the cause for which they are battling.

Very respectfully,

J. C. Wickliffe, Major, commanding Fifth Kentucky Regiment.

Report of Captain J. H. Millett.

camp near Comite River, August 7, 1862.
Captain John A. Buckner:
Sir: Through an unfortunate circumstance I was placed in command of the Fourth Kentucky at about three o'clock A. M., on the fifth instant. After being placed in line, our brigade moved forward until it reached the outskirts of Baton Rouge, when we moved by the left flank as far as the camp of the Fourteenth Maine regiment. We then moved forward; the smoke being so dense, my command was here separated from the brigade. Having thrown out my right company as skirmishers I continued to move forward, but discovering that the enemy were on my left, supported by a battery, all concealed by the houses and fences, and not being able to change direction without placing my regiment immediately under the fire of our own troops, I rejoined the brigade. I had just taken my position on the right when you took command, and ordered us forward. I moved my regiment obliquely to the left until my right had cleared the fence in front, when I ordered them forward in the direction of the enemy's camp, which they did with a cheer. We had advanced probably two hundred yards when an aid, whom I took to be on General Clark's staff (not being personally acquainted with any of them), ordered me to fall back. Seeing the balance of the brigade retiring, I gave the command to my regiment, which they were very unwilling to execute, seeing the enemy retiring from their camps. After re-forming my regiment, I was again ordered by you to advance. In this charge the enemy were driven completely from their camps. It is not necessary, Captain, for me to say how my command acted in this charge. You, being in front of my left, could judge for yourself. I think that you will agree that they did not abuse the confidence the Commanding General has in “ragged Kentuckians.” The Fourth Kentucky lost in



J. H. Millett, Captain, commanding Fourth Kentucky Regiment Volunteers.

Report of Lieutenant-Colonel John Snodgrass.

headquarters Fourth Alabama battalion, August 6, 1862.
Colonel J. Edwards, commanding Second Brigade:
Sir: I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by the Fourth Alabama battalion, in the battle of Baton Rouge, on the fifth instant. In the accidental affair on the road before daylight the following are the casualties: Lieutenant W. B. Stokes, Privates Morgan, O'Connel, Stephen Oliver, Y. Freeman, P. Andrews, M. Y. Haine, and P. Mattison, Company C, slightly wounded. Private A. Lewis, Company A, slightly. Privates M. L. Sewel, G. W. Lisk, Company G, slightly. Private J. J. Carlton, Company E, slightly. When the positions of the various regiments, etc., were assigned, the battalion with the Fifth Kentucky regiment was ordered to support the Hudson battery, which position it occupied until between seven and eight o'clock A. M., when I was ordered to advance to the support of our forces then engaging the enemy at their second encampment. The battalion continued in the engagement until the enemy's infantry were driven from the field, and their batteries were playing heavily upon the position we occupied, when we were ordered to withdraw.

The following is a list of the casualties during the engagement: Major G. L. Alexander, mortally wounded in the left breast by a Minnie ball — died shortly after. In Company A, wounded--private W. B. Moore, seriously; privates A. J. Allen, A. M. Cannon, J. P. Wilson, slightly. Company C, wounded--private W. T. Harbin, slightly. Company D--Captain Randall, slightly wounded; T. J. Lovell, mortally Company E--private William Anderson, mortally wounded, since died. Company G, killed--private J. K. P. Jenkins; wounded, privates H. McCoy and William McBrown, severely; corporals A. T. Hannah and T. R. Moon, mortally.

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