802 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. [CHAP. X LVITT.
times without receipts. I am also, therefore, unable to furnish an
accurate list of either my casualties or prisoners captured from the
enemy. I think my casualties from May 5 to August 1 will number
between 5,000 an d.6,000 men; and that the captures in prisoners will
exceed 2,000. We sent to the War Department from the 5th of May,
1864, to the 9th of April, 1865, the day on which the Army of North-
ern Virginia surrendered, 205 battle-flags, captured in open field
fighting ; it is nearly as many as all the armies of the United States
combined sent there during the rebellion. The number of field
pieces captured in the same period was between 160 and 170 ; all in
open field fighting. These captures of flags, colors, and artillery
were made during the campaign the operations of which I have just
related, the Shenandoah campaign, the march from Winchester to
Petersburg, and the Appomattox campaign. To the Sixth and Nine-
teenth Corps, General Crook's command, which, with Merritt's and
Custer's divisions of cavalry, composed the Army of the Shenan-
doah, and to the Fifth and Sixth Corps, which operated with me on
the Appomattox campaign, a proportionate share of these captures
It will be seen by this report that we led the advance of the army
to the Wilderness ; that on the Richmond raid we marked out its
line of march to the North Anna, where we found it on our return ;
that we again led its advance to Hanovertown, and thence to Cold
Harbor ; that we removed the enemy's cavalry from the south side
of the Chickahominy by the Trevilian raid, and thereby materially
assisted the army in its successful march to the James River and
Petersburg, where it remained until we made the campaign in the
valley ; marched back to Petersburg, and agkin took its advance and
led it to victory. In all the operations the percentage of cavalry
casualties was as great as .that of the infantry, and the question
which had existed Who ever saw a dead cavalryman ?" was set
To Generals D. McM. Gregg, Torbert, Wilson, Merritt, Custer,
Devin, J. Irvin Gregg, McIntosh, Chapman, Davies, and Gibbs, to
the gallant officers and men of their commands, and to the officers
of my staff, I return my sincere thanks.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
P. H. SHERIDAN,
Major-General, U.S. Army.
Bvt. Maj. Gen. JOHN A. RAWLINR,
Chief of Staff, Headquarters Armies of the
United States, Washington, D. C.
Casualties in the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, Maj. Gen. P. H. Sheridan
commanding, from May 4 to July 30, 1864.
Command. Killed. Wounded. Missing. Aggregate.
g ag Officers. CD
First Division 15 247 67 955 553
Second Division 20 145 59 782 354
Third Division 14 79 35 486 992
49 471 161 2,223 78 1,899 4,890
a Two enlisted men drowned.