CHAP. LTV.] THE RICHMOND CAMPAIGN. - 883
charge us. In a short time they withdrew, taking the road toward
Liberty Mills. Some of [our] sharpshooters followed them and took
possession of the field; found 3 wounded Yankees and 2 or 3 dead
horses and men; also several bee-gums just opened, but not robbed.
The rest of the brigade arrived during the evening and night.
On the evening of the next day the whole brigade took cars for Rich-
mond, but owing to the bad condition of the road did not all reach Rich-
mond until 9 p. m. on 25th of December.
I am happy to report not one single casualty on this expedition.
We returned to our old position on the line, and have remained quiet
up to date.
Our total present at the beginning of the campaign (including quar-
termaster's, commissary, and surgical departments) was: Officers, 150;
men, 1,866; aggregate, 2,016. Our loss during the campaign sums up
176 killed and 1,094 wounded and 94 missing; aggregate, 1,364. Total
present to-day (including quartermaster's, commissary, and surgical
departments), 132 officers, 1,688 men; aggregate, 1,820. We have lost
many of our noblest and best officers and men.
Accompanying this is a list of casualties since the battle of the Wil-
The brigade as a whole has, in addition to the stirring gallantry of the
fight proper, displayed a fortitude [and] endured the fatigues and dan-
gers of this most arduous campaign with a staunch and sturdy courage,
the contemplation of which fills me with gratitude not unmixed with
While I feel that it is impossible in a report stretching over so much
of action to do justice to the many individual instances of meritorious
conduct that from time to time occurred, I cannot close without special
mention of Colonel Hagood's (First South Carolina) regiment and Col-
onel Coward's (Fifth South Carolina) regiment. These officers have dis-
tinguished themselves by their valor and skill on the field and general
good management of their commands throughout the campaign. Also
Capt. J. B. Lyle, Fifth South Carolina Regiment, who, in command of
his company, then of his regiment, and afterward as acting assistant
adjutant-general on my staff, was everywhere conspicuous for his
courage, energy, and zeal.
Reports of Maj. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson, C. S. Army, commanding
HEADQUARTERS JOHNSON'S DIVISION,
Petersburg, Va., August 2, 1864.
COLONEL: Colonels Goode, McAfee, and McMaster, commanding
respectively Wise's, Ransom's, and Elliott's brigades, report nothing
of interest along their lines during the past twenty-four hours. Gen-
eral Gracie reports that work on the cavalier is progressing slowly,
owing to the sickness of Lieutenant Welch, engineer officer, and
requests that another engineer officer be assigned to his line; he also
reports that as the engineers seem unconcerned about countermining