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[175] officers and men which the limits of this report will not permit me to particularize, is worthy of the highest praise and admiration.

I am greatly indebted to Lieutenant-Colonel Sorrel, Assistant Adjutant-General, Lieutenant-Colonel Manning, Chief of Ordnance, Major Latrobe, Assistant Adjutant and Inspector General, and Captain Manning, signal corps, for their able, untiring and gallant assistance. Colonel Manning received a painful wound. The movement of Stewart's division against the enemy's reinforcements was made upon the suggestion of Colonel Sorrel and Captain Manning. The result was the beginning of the general break throughout the enemy's line. My other staff officers had not arrived from Virginia. Major Walton, Acting Chief of Subsistence Department, and Major Keilly, Acting Chief of Quartermaster's Department, were at the railroad depots in the active discharge of the duties of their departments. Among the captures made by the left wing during the day, were not less than forty pieces of artillery, over three thousand prisoners, and ten regimental standards, besides a few wagons, seventeen boxes small arms, eleven hundred and thirty sets accoutrements, and three hundred and ninety-three thousand rounds small arm ammunition were collected on the field. The accompanying list of casualties shows a lost by the command (without McNair's brigade, from which no report has been received) of one thousand and eighty-nine killed, six thousand five hundred and six wounded, and two hundred and seventy-two missing. Its strength, on going into action on the 20th, was two thousand and thirty-three officers, and twenty thousand eight hundred and forty-nine men.

I have the honor to be, Colonel,

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. Longstreet, Lieutenant-General.


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