engagement lasted from 11:30 a. m. until darkness compelled a cessation.
My losses were 50 killed, 439 wounded and 73 missing, aggregate 562.’
He further reported that he had captured five battleflags, 106 prisoners, mostly wounded, 1,500 to 2,000 muskets, and that over 600 Confederates were found buried in his front.
According to Gen. John C. Brown
's report, his division, consisting of the brigades of Johnston
and Sharp, with Manigault
in reserve, met Logan
advancing toward the road and drove him back 500 to 600 yards to intrenchments which the Confederates
did not observe in the thick woods until they were upon them.
‘In many places the works were carried, but the enemy reinforced them so rapidly and with such an immensely superior force that my troops were driven with great slaughter from them.
Brig.-Gen. George D. Johnston
was severely wounded in the first onset; Colonel Coltart
, who succeeded him, was also wounded in a few minutes, and his successor, Colonel Hart
, was also struck down.’
Rallying the division, Brown
was soon compelled to fall back before the advance of the Federals
.. The loss of the division was III killed, 583 wounded and 113 missing, total 807.
's division, unfortunately, through a confusion of orders, attacked consecutively by brigades, on the right, against the angle at Logan
's left—first Gibson
's brigade, then Baker
's, both of which were repulsed with loss of half their numbers, including a number of gallant officers.
, with the divisions of Reynolds
, attacked with great vigor and persistence, and lost 152 officers and nearly 1,000 men, considerably more than a third of his strength, without gaining any advantage.
' brigade, his reserve, sent in next to Lee
, lost 514, including all the regimental commanders
but one. Twenty-nine line officers were killed or wounded.
reported a loss of 167 killed and wounded out of about 400 in action; Gholson
's brigade, attached to Reynolds