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1089 Series I Volume XLVII-I Serial 98 - Columbia Part I


Casualties. Killed. Wounded. Missing. H Command. c a . a . a a ~ a ~ a ~ a ~ a a 0 ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ Stovalls brigade 3 5 37 14 59 Jacksonsbrigad~ 10 1 11 Manigaults brigade 4 2 12 18 Peas brigade 3 3 17 23 Pettus brigade 1 5 16 1 23 Total 11 25 82 1 15 134 My thanks are due to General Clayton, General Baker, General ilagood, General Pettus, Colonel Coltart, commanding Hills division; Colonel Toulmin, commanding Deas brigade; Lieutenant-Colonel Car- ter, commauding Manigaults brigade, and to my staff, Major J. W. Ratchford, assistant adjutant-general; Maj. William Elliott, assistant inspector-general; Capt. W. A. Gibbes, Sixteenth South Carolina Vol- unteers, acting aide-de-camp; Lient. J. A. Reid, aide-de-camp, and Lieut. W. S. Farish, C. S. Army, for valuable services rendered on the field, and Snrg. J. II. Erskine, medical director; Maj. M. B. George, chief quartermaster; Maj. S. A. Jones, chief commissary of subsistence, and Capt. D. S. Sublett, chief of ordnance, for the energy and zeal dis- played in their several departments. The last-named officer brought 600 arms from the field. Respectfully submitted. D. 11.HILL, Major- General. HEADQUARTERS LEES CORPS, March 31, 1865. CAPTAIN: About 8 oclock on the morning of the 19th instant Lees corps, temporarily nuder my command, was placed on the right of the road leading from Bentonville to Wilmington, and immediately to the right of Lorings command. It consisted of portions of three divisions: Stevensons division, effective total, 1,181; Claytons division, effective total, 867; Hills division, Colonel Colt~rt commanding, effective total, 639; total, 2,687. This does not include Cummings brigade, 213 effective, on detached service. Before getting into position a personal reconnaissance showed me that the Yankees were advancing. Some skirmishers were thrown out under Lieut. S. A. Roberts, Thirty-ninth Alabama, to check this advance, which they did with spfrit. As the divisions caine into line skirmishers were advanced from each ot them, and the whole skirmish front placed under charge of Lieutenant-Colonel MeGuire. As we were waiting ordeis to advance, Lieutenant-General Stewart did not think it advisable to intrench. However, finding that no forward movement was directed, I started the work of throwing up breast-works. These were about half completed when some thousand or more Yankees 69 R RvOL XLVII, PT I