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[752] in hands of the enemy, eighteen; wounded, present, twenty; missing, forty-nine--ninety-nine.

Seventh Texas Cavalry--Killed, six; wounded, twenty-seven; missing, forty-two--seventy-five.

Stone's Regiment--Killed (no wounded or missing), one.

Lane's Regiment--No killed, wounded, or missing.

Phillips' Regiment--Killed, eighteen; wounded, eighteen; missing, twenty-one--fifty-seven.

Total casualties, two hundred and sixty.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Green, Brigadier-General, commanding.

Upon the foregoing report was the following endorsement:

headquarters Distriot Western Louisiana, Thibodeauxville, July 6, 1863.
Respectfully forwarded. Personal observation satisfies me that if the guide of Hardeman's regiment had not failed to conduct it to the fort, its capture would have been accomplished. No engagement during the war has illustrated more signally the desperate valor of Confederate troops than the attack of this position, although the attack may have been, in some respects, an unadvised one. I am not disposed to attach the slightest censure to so gallant a soldier as General Green, whose disposition it is to attack the enemy wherever he finds him.

R. Taylor, Major-General, commanding.

Report of Casualties in the First and Second Cavalry Brigades in the Assault upon Donaldsonville, June 28, 1863.

Fourth Texas Cavalry21571328Of the wounded, eight are missing.
Fifth Texas Cavalry121721 4999
Seventh Texas Cavalry6191513475
Phillips' regiment1899 2157
Stone's regiment1    1
 3960522107260Killed, wounded, and missing.

Thomas Green, Brigadier-General, commanding.

Report of Brigadier-General Mouton.

headquarters forces South of Red River, Thibodeaux, La., July 4, 1863.
Major. E. Surget, A. A. G., District Western Louisiana:
Major: In obedience to instructions from Major-General R. Taylor, commanding District of Western Louisiana, on the twenty-second day of June, after surmounting difficulties amounting to almost impossibilities, I succeeded in collecting some thirty-seven skiffs and other row-boats, near the mouth of the Teche, with a view to co-operate, from the west side of the Atchafalaya, with Colonel Major's command, then on the Lafourche. An expedition, numbering three hundred and twenty-five gallant volunteers from the different regiments under my command, under the gallant Major Sherod Hunter, of Baylor's regiment, started at six o'clock P. M. to turn the enemy's stronghold at Brashear City. General Thomas Green, with the Fifth Texas mounted volunteers, the Second Louisiana cavalry, Waller's Texas battalion, and the Valverde and Nicholls' batteries, advanced under cover of night, to opposite the enemy's camp. The Seventh Texas, Lieutenant-Colonel Herbert commanding, the Fourth Texas, Lieutenant-Colonel Hampton, and Baylor's regiments, were thrown across the Atchafalaya to Gibbons' Island during the night. General Green was to attract the enemy's attention and fire, while the troops on Gibbons' Island were to be thrown across to the support of Major Hunter, as soon as the boats returned from the latter's landing point, in rear of the enemy's position. Everything remained quiet; and the enemy were aware of our purpose only when awakened by the shots from the Valverde battery. The enemy's whole attention was drawn to General Green's position — the land batteries concentrating their fire upon him, while their gunboat shamefully retreated in the beginning of the action. At about half-past 6 A. M. of the twenty-third, the shouts from Hunter's party were heard in the rear of the railroad depot. Our gallant men charged the enemy's guns, one after the other; and when they arrived near the main fort (Buchanan), the garrison surrendered without a struggle. The enemy surrendered a force of over twelve hundred men, strongly posted and intrenched, and eleven heavy guns — all protected by a gunboat — to a force of three hundred and twenty men. Our

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