The Union Forces Engaged at Charleston, S.C.
Battery Wagner, July 18 First Division Brig. General Truman Seymour (w) First Brigade Brig. General George C. Strong (m w) 6th Conn. Colonel John N. Chatfield (m w); Captain John N. Tracy 9th Me. Colonel Sabine Emery (w) 54th Mass. Colonel Robert G. Shaw (k); Captain Luis F. Emilio 3rd N.H. Colonel John H. Jackson (w) 48th N.Y. Colonel William B. Barton (w) 76th Pa. Captain John S. Littell Second Brigade Colonel Haldimand S. Putnam (k) 7th N.H. Lieut. Colonel Joseph C. Abbott 100th N.Y. Colonel George B. Dandy 62nd Ohio Colonel Francis B. Pond 67th Ohio Colonel Alvn c. Voris Artillery Lieut. Colonel Richard W. Jackson Captain Loomis L. Langdon C 3rd R.I. Captan Charles R. Brayton E 3rd U.S. Lieutenant John R. Myrick Total Union Losses: 2,246 killed, 880 wounded, 389 captured or missing Grand Total: 3,515 The Strength of the assaulting column, exclusive of Stevenson's brigade held in reserve, is estimated at 5,000. Notes: Captain Loomis Langdon was in charge of the siege batteries. SIEGE OPERATIONS AUGUST-SEPTEMBER Morris Island Brig. General Alfred H. Terry First Brigade Colonel Henry R. Guss 9th Me. Lieut. Colonel Z.H. robinson 3rd N.H. Captain James F. Randlett 4th N.H. Lieut. Colonel Louis Bell 97th Pa. Major Galusha Pennypacker Second Brigade Colonel Joshua B. Howell 39th Ill. Colonel Thomas O. Osborn 62nd Ohio Colonel F.B. Pond 67th Ohio Major Lewis Butler 85th Pa. Major Edward Campbell Third Brigade Brig. General Thomas G. Stevenson 7th Conn. Colonel Joseph R. Hawley 10th Conn. Major Edwin S. Greely 24th Mass. Colonel Francis A. Osborn 7th N.H. Lieut. Colonel J.C. Abbott 100th N.Y. Colonel G.B. dandy Fourth Brigade Colonel James Montgomery 54th Mass. Colonel M.S. Littlefield 2nd S.C. Lieut. Colonel W.W. Marple 3rd U.S.C.T. Colonel B.C. Tilghman Fifth Brigade Colonel W.W.H.Davis 47th N.Y. Major C.R. McDonald Independent N.Y. Battalion Captain M. Schmitt 52nd Pa. Lieut. Colonel H.M. Hoyt 104th Pa. Major E.L. Rogers Artillery Lieut. Colonel R.W. Jackson; Captain L.L. Langdon B Section 3rd R.I. Captain Albert E. Green C Section 3rd R.I. Captain Charles R. Brayton D Section 3rd R.I. Captain Richard G. Shaw H Section 3rd R.I. Captain Augustus W. Colwell I Section 3rd R.I. Captain Charles G. Strahan M Section 3rd R.I. Captain Joseph J. Comstock, Jr. B Section 1st U.S. Lieutenant Guy V. Henry C Section 1st U.S.(1) Lieutenant James E. Wilson E Section 3rd U.S. Lieutenant John R. Myrick B Section 3rd N.Y. Captain James E. Ashcroft F Section 3rd N.Y. Captain Paul Birchmeyer Miscellaneous 11th Me. (1) Lieutenant Charles Sellmer I 1st Mass. Cavalry Lieutenant Charles V. Holt 1st N.Y. Engineers Colonel Edward W. Serrell North End Of Polly Island Brig. General Israel Vogdes African Brigade Brig. General Edward A. Wild 55th Mass. Colonel Norwood P. Hallowell 1st N.C. Colonel James C. Beecher 2nd N.C.(1) Colonel Alonzo G. Draper 3rd N.C.(1) Captain John Wilder Foster's Brigade Brig. General R.S. Foster 13th Ind. Colonel Cyrus J. Dobbs 112th N.Y. Colonel Jeremiah C. Drake 169th N.Y. Colonel Clarence Buell Alford's Brigade Colonel Samuel M. Alford 3rd N.Y. Lieut. Colonel E.G. Floyd 89th N.Y. Colonel Harrison S. Fairchild 103rd N.Y. Colonel William Heine 117th N.Y. Colonel Alvin White Artillery 1st Conn. Captain A.P. Rockwell South End Of Polly Island Brig. General George H. Gordon First Brigade Brig. General A. Schimmelfennig 41st N.Y. Lieut. Colonel Detleo von Einsiedel 54th N.Y. Captain Clemens Knipschild 127th N.Y. Lieut. Colonel Stewart L. Woodford 142nd N.Y. Colonel N. Martin Curtis 107th Ohio Captian William Smith 74th Pa. Captain Henry Krauseneck Second Brigade Brig. General Adelbert Ames 17th Conn. Colonel W.H. Noble 40th Mass. Lieut. Colonel Joseph A. Dalton 144th N.Y. Colonel David E. Gregory 157th N.Y. Major James C. Carmichael 25th Ohio Captain Nathaniel Haughton 75th Ohio Colonel A.L. Harris Notes: The effective strength of the land forces employed against Charleston ranged from 11,000 to 16,000 men. Union losses July 10th - September 7th: Killed Wounded Captured Total Morris Island (July 10) 15 91 0 106 Battery Wagner (July 11) 49 123 167 339 Battery Wagner (July 18) 246 880 389 1,515 Siege Operations (7/18-9/7) 71 278 9 358 Grand Total 381 1,372 565 2,318 The losses from September 8 to December 31 were: 14 killed, 42 wounded, 0 missing total: 56 The 54th Mass. and 2nd S.C. were colored regiments. Parenthetical one (1) denotes a detachment strength unit.
Department of The South Major General Quincy A. Gillmore
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