Killed and wounded.
It is notorious that the Federalists are always underrating their losses in the engagements with the Southern
never got his killed at Gauley
over 25--while the fact was, it exceeded 1,500, as has been ascertained by the best evidence.
We have in Burnside
's report, that he lost at Roanoke Island
50 killed and 222 wounded. The New York papers published a list of fifty killed in three
regiments, while there were nine regiments engaged in the fight.
It could hardly be possible that the three regiments alone lost any men. In this way the enemy's lose has been underrated in every battle, from Bethel