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[17] necessary to destroy part of the loads. The General regards the bringing through of the train with such slight loss as one of the most remarkable features of the expedition, and as reflecting great credit on the Quartermaster's department. On Peter's Mountain a cannon and eight or ten wagons and ambulances, abandoned by Jackson, were taken. Nine days were occupied in coming from Blacksburg to Union, which, were it not for the rains, could have been done in four. On arriving here many of the men were barefoot, and the whole command was entirely out of provisions and had been subsisting for several days on the country.

Such was the expedition — as far as I have been able to learn from the reports of the commanders engaged. It was completely successful in its object, and that was no small one. The supplies destroyed, the line of communications broken, over which troops could be, and have been, hurried either way, to succor either Lee or Johnston; the rebel General Jenkins killed, whose name has been a tower of strength to the cause in West Virginia; the armies broken up and scattered — all unite to render this no small link in the great chain of disasters binding our foe. From its success we augur still greater success for the second, which we hope soon to start. Rest and rations are rapidly restoring the men to their usual vigor and elasticity. Reinforcements have already joined us, and already we feel the flush of certain victory.

The following is a summary of killed and wounded, furnished by Dr. E. M. Kellogg, Chief Division Medical Director of General Crook's command:

List of casualties.

First brigade.    
Twenty-third Ohio 21 78
Thirty-sixth Ohio 4 19
Thirty-fourth Ohio 3 23
Second brigade.    
Ninety-first Ohio 2 25
Ninth Virginia 45 125
Twelfth Ohio 9 69
Fourteenth Virginia 13 62
Third brigade.    
Third Pennsylvania Reserves 3 37
Fourth Pennsylvania Reserves 6 33
Eleventh Virginia 1 14
Fifteenth Virginia 1 18
Total casualties in First Brigade 28 118
Total casualties in Second Brigade 67 285
Total casualties in Third Brigade 11 102

Grand total.

  killed wounded. missing.
Infantry 109 505  
Artillery   8  
Cavalry 17 72 34

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