--The sword, belt and sash, ordered by the citizens of Petersburg
for Major General William Mahone
, was presented to that brave and veteran officer on Saturday afternoon, near his headquarters, in Chesterfield county
.--The presentation took place in the presence of a large assemblage of officers, soldiers, citizens and ladies, who gathered together to witness the pleasing event.
The following figures from the official report of Major-General William Mahone
, give the operations of his division during the campaign of 1864, from the time he assumed command down to the battle of Burgess's mill, on the 27th of October.
The command has captured:
Prisoners, 6,704; pieces of artillery, 15; colors, 42; small arms, 4,867; horses, 235; wagons and ambulances, 49; slaves, 537.
According to the enemy's own statements, to collect which, particular care has been taken, the losses in killed and wounded in those commands which, at different times, fought Mahone
's division, sum up 11,000.
By these figures, and for certain reasons, it is believed that the loss in killed and wounded is underestimated.
It will be seen that, during the spring
campaigns of last year, General Mahone
inflicted upon the enemy a loss of 17,704 men.
The loss of his own command, during this time, in killed, wounded and missing, was 5,248.