“The battle of the 25th resulted in the following loss on our side”

I wrote Sec. Stanton,

CITY POINT, VA., March 27, 1865-10.30 a. m.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

The battle of the 25th resulted in the following loss on our side: Second Corps-killed, 51; wounded, 462; missing, 177. Sixth Corps-killed, 47; wounded, 401; missing, 30. Ninth Corps-killed, 68; wounded, 337; missing, 506. Our capture were: by the Second corps, 365; Sixth Corps, 469; Ninth Corps, 1,949. The Second and Sixth Corps pushed forward and captured the enemy’s strong entrenched picket-line and turned it against him, and still hold it. In trying to retake this the battle was continued until 8 o’clock at night, the enemy losing very heavy. Humphryes estimates the loss of the enemy in his front at three times his own, and General Wright estimates it in his front as double. The enemy sent a flag of truce yesterday for permission to collect his wounded and bury his dead, which were between what had been their picket-line and their main line of fortifications. The permission was granted.




The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 14, p 232

O.R., I, xlvi, part 3, p 194-5

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