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chosen and skillfully fortified position on their side. No division ever fought better; and, though its General estimates the Rebel killed as double his own, he is doubtless mistaken. Gen. Heintzelman and staff, but no troops, had arrived early in the afternoon. At 4:30 P. M., Gen. Kearny arrived, with his division, and pressed to the front; allowing Hooker's thinned regiments to withdraw from the fight and be held as a reserve. Kearny, under Gen. Heintzelman's orders, at once deployed Berry's brigade to the left of the Williamsburg road, and Birney's to the right, leading forward two companies of the 2d Michigan to beat back the enemy's skirmishers, now annoying our batteries; while Maj. Wainwright, Hooker's chief of artillery, collected his gunners and reopened a fire from his remaining pieces; whereupon the 5th New Jersey, though fearfully cut up, rallied promptly to their support. Our musketry fire was renewed along the whole line, and our regiments began to gain ground.
ven Pines, losing some ground, but encamping very near his field of conflict. Heintzelman was promptly summoned to the aid of Couch; but there was an unaccounted — for delay in the reception of the message, and some of his regiments did not rush to the front quite so impetuously as a good portion of Couch's, especially the 55th New York (De Trobriand's Frenchmen), made tracks for the rear. It was a quarter past 3 o'clock before Heintzelhman came fairly into the fight; Jamison's Maine and Berry's Michigan brigades eagerly pushing to the front. On the Rebel left, Gen. Smith's attack was delayed by Johnston, who was there in person, until 4 P. M., listening for the sound of Longstreet's musketry, which, for some atmospheric reason, he failed to hear. It was now too late for complete success, though his men fought desperately. The Richmond and York River Railroad, near its crossing of theNine-mile road, runs for a considerable distance on an embankment 4 or 5 feet high, forming a
ries), dashing themselves upon Sickles's corps; whose forty guns, ably fought, tore through their close ranks with frightful carnage. Those guns were supported by Berry's and Birney's divisions of their own corps; the remaining division (Whipple's) supporting Berry's, as Williams's (of Slocum's corps) supported Birney's. Charging Berry's, as Williams's (of Slocum's corps) supported Birney's. Charging up to the mouths of our cannon, the Rebels were mowed down by hundreds; but fresh regiments constantly succeeded those which had been shattered; until Sickles, finding his cartridges running low, sent word to Hooker that he could not hold his ground without assistance. Major Tremaine, who bore this message, found the General stue lost no prisoners, while he took several hundred, and that nearly 4,000 of his 18,000 men were that day disabled, including two of his three division commanders (Berry and Whipple) killed, and Gen. Mott, of the New Jersey brigade, wounded, without the loss of a gun Sickles, in his testimony, says: At the conclusion of the
total, 5,616; The returns of the corps commanders add up as follows: Hooker's960 Sherman's1,989 Thomas's3,955 Total6,804 And even this makes the loss in Granger's corps (included with Thomas) but 2,391; whereas, Granger makes it about 2,700. It is probable that our entire loss here was at least 7,000. Among our killed were Cols. Putnam, 93d Ill., O'Meara, 90th Ill., and Torrence, 80th Iowa; among our wounded, Cols. Baum, 56th Ill., Wangeline, 12th Mo., Wiley, 41st Ohio, and Berry, 5th Ky. and adds: We captured 6.142 prisoners, of whom 239 were commissioned officers; 40 pieces of artillery, 69 artillery carriages and caissons, and 7,000 stand of small arms. Bragg's loss in killed and wounded was comparatively light — his men fighting mainly behind breastworks, in rifle-pits, or on the crests of high ridges, where they suffered little, and getting rapidly out of the way of danger when it came too near them. Probably 3,000 The Telegraph (London) had a Richmo