CHAP. XLVIII.] RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 1075
his important department left nothing to be desired, while Colonel
Allan's abilities were recognized at headquarters by both compli-
ments and promotion. Major Brown had been with me from the
first battle of Manassas, and on nearly every field had been intrusted
with important duties. On no occasion did I have reason to regret
my confidence in his coolness, judgment, and discretion. I also
wished to recommend him for promotion to a Tennessee brigade,
but he declined. Probably no officer had more distinguished him-
self by repeated acts of personal bravery and dash than Lieut. T. T.
Turner, or with so slight personal advancement. Up to the time
when ke was wounded at Spotsylvania Court-House, he had con-
stantly been foremost wherever opportunities presented themselves.
Lieuts. Harper Carroll and John Taliaferro, acting aides-de-camp,
had horses shot under them on May 12, and displayed much personal
My total loss at the Wilderness was 1,250 killed and wounded.
The burial parties from two divisions reported interring over 1,100
of the enemy. The third and largest made no report. When we
moved probably one-third or more were still unburied of those who
were within reach of our lines. At Spotsylvania, though the enemy
held the ground for a week, we found on regaining it many of their
dead still unburied, while the numerous graves showed their loss to
have been immense. It must have exceeded ours in the proportion
of at least 6 to 1, taking all the engagements together.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. S. EWELL,
COL W. H. TAYLOR,
P. S.—Accompanying will be found copies of subordinate reports.
None were received from General Rodes up to the time of his death.
R. S. E.
Report of Medical Director Lafayette Guild, C. S. Army, of casual-
ties in month of May.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR'S OFFICE, ARMY OF N. VIRGINIA,
January 5, 1865.
SIR : Your communication of the 2d instant has been received.
In reply I transmit the following summary of casualties occurring
in the Second Corps 'during the month of May, 1864 :
Command. Killed. Wounded. Total.
Johnson's division 177 744 921
Rodes' division , 347 1,534 1,881
Early's division 228 1,322 1,550
Artillery of Second Corps 15 86 101
Total ' 767 3,686 4,453