which their fire was directed at such long range.
The whole force which went into action was as follows:
First Brigade, Col. Fenton Comd'g.Field Officers.Officers.Men.Total.
Eighth Regiment Michigan Volunteers,421509534
Seventh Regiment Connecticut Volunteers,718573598
Twenty-eighth Regiment Mass. Volunteers,618520544
Total First Brigade,17571,6021,676
Two companies of the Twenty-eighth Massachusetts were on fatigue-duty, and did not join their regiment.
Second Brigade, Col. Leasure Comd'g.
Seventy-ninth Highlanders, N. Y. Vols.,321450474
One Hundredth Regiment Pa. Vols.,318400421
Forty-sixth Regiment, N. Y. Vols.,319452474
Total Second Brigade,9581,3021,369
Rockwell's Artillery, 47377
Strahan's Artillery, 38588
Sears's Company of Engineers, 25961
Sargent's Company of Cavalry, 24850
Total Special Arms, 11265276
General Staff, 10616
Grand total, 3,387
Moreover, the Seventh Connecticut had been on very severe fatigue-duty the three previou