Re: Western Theater errata, No. 2
This is about the same as I had figured, and proves my point. Thanks.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, DPowell334@A... wrote:
> Negley left the field with 6 regiments. He took with him Sirwell's
> (three regiments, minus the now storied 21st Ohio) and parts of
> Brigade, the 104th Illinois, 15th Ky, and 42nd Indiana. Part of the
> also from Beatty, retired with Negley, and part remained on
Snodgrass. All told,
> I think Negley departed the field with 1900 infantry and about 30
> were not routed, but they certainly were off the field, due to what
> believed was a general rout.
> Van Cleve's brigades were Sam Beatty, Dick, and Barnes. Barnes was
> acting under Wood's direction, as noted, and remained on the field
> fights all day. Dick's brigade was fragmented during the
> of the 44th Indiana and 13th Ohio formed on Snodgrass, but only
> The 13th had about 100 men with the regiment on Snodgrass, of about
> started the day. I think we can consider Dick routed as well, with
3/4 of his men
> off the field.
> Sam Beatty's command has a similar problem. The 79th Indiana seems
> been completely swept away. The 9th and 17th Ky rallied portions of
> regiments with Brannan, (the 17th claiming about 100 men on
Snodgrass) the 90th Ohio
> shattered completely, and the regiment was not reformed until after
> though the regimental commander does claim that his men fought by
> other units. I think we can consider at least half of Sam Beatty
gone as well.
> I think a stronger case can be made for Brannan's men staying. Van
> Brigade was up near Kelly field at the time, and had just helped
> Breckinridge. Croxton's command was split, with at least two
regiments serving with
> Reynolds for the day, and three others up on Snodgrass. Connell's
> largely rallied on Snodgrass. Certainly Croxton and Connell had
> but the bulk of their forces kept together. Call it a wash with Sam
> Thus, I would add to Lee's count of 6 brigades:
> 2 brigades from Van Cleve, and 1 1/2 brigades from Negley, total of
> brigades off the field.
> Total - 9.5 brigades left the fight before the stand on Snodgrass.
> Dave Powell