What the casualty lists indicate.
The casualty lists of the Confederates
are very imperfect, but enough is given, with the Federal
losses, to dispel the idea that our advance was unresisted.
's corps proper the losses are given for only one brigade—Grimes' (North Carolina)
It lost 119 men killed and wounded.
Three brigades of Kershaw
's division sustained losses as follows: Connor's (South Carolina)
, killed and wounded, 185, missing, 205; Simms
), ‘about 200 killed and wounded.’
This probably includes the ‘missing.’
's, 117 killed and wounded, 67 missing; most of the missing were killed or wounded.
The brigades were all small.
had about 1,250 officers and men in line; Simms
about 600, and Humphreys
It will be readily seen that their casualties, while not extraordinarily heavy for Confederate troops, do not sustain the character of the advance as pictured in Gordon
's war reminiscences.
They were mostly sustained before the evening fight and rout.
The casualties of the Union
troops tell with even greater emphasis that they were in a fight as well as a foot race.
The Sixth corps lost 2,26; the Nineteenth, 2,368; the Eighth, 960; cavalry, 196—total, 5,665; of which over 4,000 were killed and wounded.
The Nineteenth corps losses were practically all sustained in the morning, when assailed by Kershaw