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The opposing forces at Baton Rouge, La. August 5th, 1862.

The composition, losses, and strength of each army as here stated give the gist of all the data obtainable in the “Official Records.” K stands for killed; w for wounded; m w for mortally wounded; m for captured or missing; c for captured.

The Union forces: Brig.-Gen. Thomas Williams (k), Col. Thomas W. Cahill.

Troops: 9th Conn., Col. Thomas W. Cahill, Lieut.-Col. Richard Fitz-Gibbons; 21st Ind., Lieut.-Col. John A. Keith (w), Capt. James Grimsley; 14th Me., Col. Frank S. Nickerson (commanding the left wing), Lieut.-Col. Thomas W. Porter; 30th Mass., Col. Nathan A. M. Dudley (commanding the right wing), Maj. Horace O. Whittemore; 6th Mich., Capt. Charles E. Clarke; 7th Ver., Col. George T. Roberts (m w), Capt. Henry M. Porter, Lieut.-Col. Volney S. Fullam; 4th Wis., Lieut.-Col. Sidney A. Bean; 2d Co. Mass. Cav., Captain James M. Magee; Ind. Battery (3 guns), Lieut. James H. Brown; 2d Mass. Battery, Lieut. George G. Trull; 4th Mass. Battery, Capt. Charles I. Manning; 6th Mass. Battery, Lieut. William W. Carruth.

The total Union loss was 84 killed, 266 wounded, 33 captured or missing =383. The “force engaged numbered less than 2500.” (See “Official Records,” Vol. XV., p. 54.)

The Confederate forces: Major-Gen. John C. Breckinridge.

First division, Brig.-Gen. Charles Clark (w and c), Col. T. B. Smith. Staff loss: w, 2; m, 1=3.

Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Benjamin H. Helm (w), Col. Thomas H. Hunt (w), Capt. John A. Buckner: 4th Ky., Capt. John H. Millett; 5th Ky., Col. Thomas H. Hunt, Lieut.-Col. John W. Caldwell, Maj. J. C. Wickliffe; 31st Miss., Maj. H. E. Topp; 31st Ala., Col. Jeptha Edwards; 4th Ala. Battalion, Lieut.-Col. John Snodgrass; Miss. Battery (Pettus's Flying Art'y), Lieut. J. R. Sweaney. Brigade loss: k, 29; w, 111; m, 3 = 143. Fourth Brigade, Col. T. B. Smith: 19th, 20th, 28th, and 45th Tenn. (Battalion), Lieut.-Col. B. F. Moore; 15th Miss. (in reserve), Maj. J. R. Binford; 22d Miss., Capt. F. Hughes (m w); Ky. Battery, Capt. Robert Cobb. Brigade loss: k, 15; w, 41; m, 3=59.

Second division, Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ruggles.

First Brigade, Col. A. P. Thompson (w), Col. J. W. Robertson: 35th Ala., Col. J. W. Robertson, Lieut.-Col. Edward Goodwin; 3d Ky., Capt. J. W. Bowman; 6th Ky., Lieut.-Col. M. H. Cofer; 7th Ky., Col. Edward Cross-land; Sharp-shooters, Lieut. G. C. Hubbard. Brigade loss: k, 12; w, 70; m, 3= 85. Second Brigade, Col. H. W. Allen (w), Col. Gustavus A. Breaux: 4th La., (Co. I, 39th Miss., attached), Lieut.-Col. S. E. Hunter; 30th La. (battalion), Col. Gustavus A. Breaux; La. Battalion (Stewart's Legion), Lieut.-Col. Samuel Boyd (w), Capt. Thomas Bynum; Confederate Light Battery, Capt. O. J. Semmcs. Brigade loss: k, 28; w, 91; m, 47 = 166.

unattached, La. Partisan Rangers, Col. Francis Pond, Jr., and Maj. J. De Baun.

The total Confederate loss was 84 killed, 315 wounded, and 57 captured or missing = 456. General Breckinridge says ( “Official Records,” Vol. XV., p. 77): “I did not carry into action more than 2600 men. This estimate does not include some 200 Partisan Rangers . . . who, from the nature of the ground, took no part in the action.”

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