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1111 Series I Volume XLVII-I Serial 98 - Columbia Part I


[Inelosure.] Report of casualties in Conners brigade in the engagement near BentonviUe, N. C., March 19. Killed. Wounded. Missing. Command. a . a . a - ~ a ~ a ~ a a a ~ Q ~ ~ 0 Headquarters hrigade 2d South Carolina Regiment 1 1 3 5 10 3d South Carolina Regiment 1 2 13 16 7th South Carolina Regiment 1 1 2 10 14 8th South Carolina Regiment 15th South Carolina Regiment I i 20th South Carolina Regiment 1 6 7 3d South Carolina Battalion 1 1 Total 1 4 5 34~ 5 49 Respectfully submitted. JNO. D. KENNEDY, Brigadier- General, Commanding. hEADQUARTERS CONNERS BRIGADE, March 20, 1865. No. 302. Report ~f Brig. G~n. Zach. C. Deas, C. S. Army, of operations Feb ruary 12. HEADQUARTERS, Jeffcoats Bridge, February 12, 1865. MAJOR: I ran a piece of artillery into the swamp and drove the enemy on both sides of the road into the swamp. As soon as I with- drew the piece the enemy crossed over a large force. - I am satisfied from all I learn they are flanking me, and will consequently retire at dark, notifying Colonel Dibrell of it, and also Colonel Carter. The road to Orangeburg passes very near the swamp, and will be in the hands of the enemy as soon as I retirea I hope I am not withdrawing too soon, but think the safety of my command depends on my action. Yours of 1.15 p. in. this moment received. I deem the holding of this place until to-morrow an impossibility. I ani, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant, Z. C. DEAS, Brigadier- General. Maj. J. W. IIATOIIFORD, Assistant Adjutant-General. No. 303. Reports of Lient. Gen. Wade Hampton, C. S. Army, commanding Caralry, of operations March 725. NEAR GRASSY PLACE FORD, March 7, 18654 p. m. GENERAL: I have succeeded with great difficulty in getting most of my command across the river to-day, and I hope the whole of it will be over to-night. The Fourteenth Corps was crossing at Walls Ferry last evening, that corps being on the left. Kilpatrick is now at Rock- iiigham. General Wheeler killed ten of his men a few hours ago, and drove the rest close up to the town. I shall get everything together