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1096 Series I Volume XLVII-I Serial 98 - Columbia Part I

Page 1096 Chapter LIX]OPERATIONS IN N. C., S. C., S. GA., AND E. FLA.

Amongst the casualties we have to deplore the death of some of our best and bravest officers and men, and to regret the wounds of others. In the battle of the 19th Brig. Gen. E. W. Pettus received a trouble- some, but I earnestly hope not a serious, wonnd. He remained with his brigade nutil it was withdrawn to the original line. Capt. G. II. Lowe, of General Palmers staff, a most valuable and efficient officer, was severely wounded. Lieutenant-Colonel Boggess, Twenty-sixth Tennessee, and Captain Hampton, Sixty-third Virginia, were amongst the killed on the 19th. On the same day Lieut. E. W. Pettus, the nephew and aide-de-camp of Brigadier-General Pettus, was instantly killed. He was a young gentlemen of remarkable gallantry and of singular modesty and worth. Col. R. M. Saftell, Twenty-sixth Tennes- see, a brave officer, was killed while fighting with the cavalry on the 21st instant. I received important assistance from my staff, especially from Maj. J. J. Reeve, assistant adjutant-general, and Capt. G. D. Wise, acting assistant inspector-general, who were generally in the hottest part of the field. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, C. L. STEVENSON, Major- General. Maj. J. W. IIATOHFOEP, Assistant Adjutant-General, Lees Corps. Statement of the effective total of Stevensons division in the battle near Bentonville on March 19, 1865. Palmers brigade 708 Pettus brigade Total 1,181 Cummings brigade detached, not in the battle; on 21st of March effective total, 211. List of casualties in Stevensons division on March 19, 20, 21, 1865. - Killed. Wounded. Missing. Command. a a -~ a a a ________________ o ~ _ 0 March 19: Palmers brigade 8 11 105 3 39 Pettns brigade 3 8 5 50 1 Cummings brigade March 20: Palmers brigade Pettus brigade Cummings brigade March21: Palmers bri~ade 1 Pettus brigade 2 1 Cummings brigade 4 1 17 Total* 9 22 19 176 31 40 * Total, 2C9.

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