OFIAP. XLVIII.1 RAPIDAN TO THE JAMES. 327
General Webb speaks highly of the conduct of Colonel (now Briga-
dier-General) Bartlett, of the Fifty-seventh Massachusetts Volun-
teers, whose regiment was associated in action with his brigade for
a short time on the 6th.
The following officers of my staff displayed their usual intelli-
gence and courage : Lieut. Col. C. H. Morgan, assistant inspector-
general and chief of staff, Second Corps ' ?ª Lieut. Col. Francis A.
Walker, assistant adjutant-general ; 1VIaj. W. G. Mitchell, aide-de-
camp ?ª Maj. A. W. Angel, Fifth New Jersey Volunteers, topo-
graphical engineer ; Surg. A. N. Dougherty, medical director,
Second Corps ; Capt. I. B. Parker, aide-de-camp ; Capt. W. D. W.
Miller, aide-de-camp ; Capt. W. P. Wilson, acting aide-de-camp.
Capt. H. H. Bingham, judge-advocate, Second Corps, specially dis-
tinguished himself in rallying and leading into action a portion
of the troops who had given way on the afternoon of the 6th. Capt.
E. P. Brownson, commissary of musters of the Second Corps, was
severely wounded while performing similar duty.
The casualties in the Second Corps during the battle of the Wil-
derness were as follows :
Command. Killed. Wounded. Missing. ti
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g 0 0
artillery Brigade 9 130 1 637 9 3 13
First Division 7 131 21 613 3 107 907
Second Division 14 250 41 1,490 2 112 906
third Division 83 6 130 1,973
30 512 145 2,749 11 352 3,799
The casualties in the Fourteenth Indiana Regiment are not in-
cluded in the above. The regiment being now out of service, I have
no record from which the information could be obtained.
I desire to say in conclusion that the delay in the transmission of
this report ; its deficiencies in reference to the operations of the
troops under my command during the battle, not -belonging to the
Second Corps, and the absence of many details of the movements of
brigades and regiments of the Second Corps on that field, have been
occasioned by the urgent and constant occupation of my time,
absorbed as it was by the subsequent operations of the campaign, by
the almost total absence of detailed, reports from division, brigade,
and regimental commanders, and lastly, as has been previously
stated, by the nature of the ground on which the battle was fought,
which made it impossible to observe the movements of the troops
after they had entered the forest, whose thickets concealed the
various incidents of the fight from all save those who were imme-
diately engaged. These circumstances combined have not only pre-
vented me from furnishing an accurate and minute report of the
operations of the troops, but have unfortunately been the cause of
the omission from this report' of the names of very many brave offi-
cers and soldiers whose conduct richly entitled them to special men-
tion and commendation.
* But see revised statement, p. 122.