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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 5. (ed. Frank Moore) 2 2 Browse Search
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is a list of commanding officers killed and wounded in the engagement: Gen. Stark, of Mississippi, commanding Jackson's division, killed. Brig.-Gen. Branch, of North-Carolina, killed. Brig.-Gen. R. H. Anderson, wounded in hip, not dangerously. Brig.-Gen. Wright, of Georgia, flesh wounds in breast and leg. Brig.-Gen. Lawton, in leg. Brig.-Gen. Armistead, in the foot. Brig.-Gen. Ripley, in neck, not dangerously. Brig.-Gen. Ransome, of North-Carolina, slightly. Col. Alfred Cummings, in command of Wilcox's brigade, slightly. Doc. 123.-skirmish at Pocataligo, S. C. A National account. Beaufort, S. C., June 1, 1862. On Thursday morning last, May twenty-ninth, a skirmish occurred at Pocataligo, a point near the Charleston and Savannah Railroad, between Salcahatchie and Coosahatchie, in which our forces, under command of Col. B. C. Christ, of the Fiftieth Pennsylvania volunteers, routed about eight hundred of the rebels. The engagement was conducted
ial of the dead was unfounded. The prisoners stated that their force was more than a hundred thousand strong, and that McClellan commanded the army in person. Our loss is estimated at five thousand in killed, wounded and missing. The prisoners state that their ranks were greatly decimated, and that the slaughter was terrible, from which we may infer that the enemy's loss was fully as great, if not greater, than our own. The following is a list of commanding officers killed and wounded in the engagement: Gen. Stark, of Mississippi, commanding Jackson's division, killed. Brig.-Gen. Branch, of North-Carolina, killed. Brig.-Gen. R. H. Anderson, wounded in hip, not dangerously. Brig.-Gen. Wright, of Georgia, flesh wounds in breast and leg. Brig.-Gen. Lawton, in leg. Brig.-Gen. Armistead, in the foot. Brig.-Gen. Ripley, in neck, not dangerously. Brig.-Gen. Ransome, of North-Carolina, slightly. Col. Alfred Cummings, in command of Wilcox's brigade, slightly.
rals, were paroled, whose names do not appear. It will be observed that many regiments are commanded by Captains, or subordinate officers. A large number of Colonels, Lieut. Colonels and Majors, have been killed or wounded.--Some have been detailed on staff duty, and paroled as such. Some few were absent. The following is the list: Lieut Gen. John C. Pemberton. Major Generals,--M. L. Smith, C. L. Stevenson, John H. Forney, John S Bowen. Brigadier Generals--Thos H. Taylor, Alfred Cummings, S. M. Barton, F. A. Shoup, Louis Hebert, W E Baldwin, S D Lee, J C Vaughn, John V Harris, John C Moore. Colonels commanding brigades--Thos P. Dockery, a W Reynolds, F M Cockrell. Col. Edward Higgins commanded the river batteries. commands and commanding officers. 22d Louisiana, infantry, S Jones, captain. 23d Louisiana, John T Plattiner, colonel, 153 men. 3d Louisiana, David Pierson, major, 230 men. 31st Louisiana, James W Draughon, col., 523 men. 27th Louisi