Report of the killed, wounded and missing of the 5th U.S. Col'd. Cavalry at the Battle of Saltville, October 2, 1864


Head Quarters 5th U.S. Col. Cavalry,
In the Field Near Prestonburg, Ky.
October 8, 1864,
Col. James F. Wade,
Commanding 5th U.S. Col. Cavalry

 Sir: I have the honor herewith to report the following casualties occurring in this command during the recent action at King's Salt Works, in Virginia, on Sunday afternoon, October 2, 1864:
Officers
Killed: -Lt. W.F. Wise
Sgt. Major Ed. McKee
Wounded & Missing-Lt. Rufus E. Hackett, fracture of femur, left on field
Wounded, Present-Lt. Roscius E. Whipple, left arm
Lt. Oscar S. Allen, left breast (slight)
Lt. H.D. Windship, left ear (slight)
Total-Killed, 2; Wounded & Missing, 1; Wounded, present, 3.

Per val Army Reg. 8 – Whipple, Gilluly, Skulls, Gates, Landis belong to the 6th U.S. Co. Cav.

Men:

Killed:
 
Ellis Johnson
Capt. Day's Co.
Henry Keel 
"
Percy Griffin.
Lt. Putney's Co.
Ed. Harrington
"
John Chin.
Capt. Shull's Co.
Henry Downing 
"
Henry Bedford 
"
Saml. Miller, Sgt.
Lt. Galloulys's Co.
James Harden 
Lt. Packer's Co.
Tinsley Williams 
"
Henry Adkins 
Capt. Stone's Co.
Lee Akin, Sgt. 
"
Nevil Jordan 
"
Thos. Foster 
"
John Hunter
"
Larry Scott
Lt. Landis
David King
"
Robt. Mason
"

Wounded and Missing:

 
George Lewis
Lt. Taylor's Co.
Left side, on the field
Julius Leach,  
Both hips
Noah Dunster
"
Left shoulder
Joseph Black   
Missing
Saul Harrison
"
"
     
Harrison Wright 
Capt. Day's Co.
In the neck, field hosp.
Henry Rice  
Left thigh & left arm (accidentally)
Pleasant Hill  
Left arm, in field hosp.
Harvey Lewis  
Right shoulder "
George Dodd   
Right thigh, "
Henry Clay  
Right thigh, in field hosp.
Dudley Dained   
Left thigh, "
James W. Sears   
Left arm, "
Benj. McCormick   
Missing
     
Jeff Brown 
Lt. Putney's Co.
Missing
Wm.Lewis 
"
"
Wm. Martin 
"
"
Kane Scott
"
"
John Henry 
"
"
     
John Harrison 
Lt. Gates' Co
Left breast, in field hosp.
Thos. Seales 
"
Missing
Grand Thomas 
"
"
Wm. Baker 
"
"
     
Harrison Jackson 
Capt. Shull's Co.
Wounded & left on field
Peter Blakeman 
"
"
Jack Martin
"
"
John Taylor 
"
Missing
George Clay 
"
"
Joseph Massey 
"
"
     
Harrison Hagins 
Lt. Galluoly’s Co.
Left thigh, in field hosp.
James Mason
"
Missing
Ralph Cook.
"
Left leg, in field hosp.
Wm. Cissle
"
Back,
Chas. Cissle  
Missing
Saml. Robinson 
"
"
Wiley Fox
"
"
     
Leog Ingham
Lt. Whipple's Co.
Left thigh, in field hosp.
Sim Ingham 
"
Missing
Cain Scott 
"
"
Thomas Sloan
"
"
Saml. Harris
"
"
     
Benj. Robertson, Sergt.
Capt. Stone's Co.
Both thighs, in field hosp.
Pious Dominick, Corp.
"
Abdomen (mortally)
Jerry Thompson 
"
"
Martin Saynes 
"
Both arms (left amputated) "
     
Joseph Taylor 
Lt. Packer's Co.
Hand - missing
     
David Brown 
Lt. Landis' Co.
Missing
Geo. Williams
"
"
Alfred Robinson 
"
"
Davis Craig
"
"
Thos. Williams
"
"
Dick Brown 
"
"

Wounded And Present:

Thos. Wilson 
Lt. Taylor's Co.
Right thigh
Wm. Jackman 
"
Left arm, at shoulder
Jacob Green
"
Left side (slight)
     
Joseph Anderson 
Capt. Daly's Co.
Right thigh
Ed. Johnson 
"
Top of head
Anderson Bowle 
"
Left arm at shoulder
     
Henry N. Cowan 
Lt. Putney's Co.
Right knee
Morton Murphy
"
Upper lip
John Henry
"
Left hip
     
Thomas White 
Lt. Gates' Co.
Through both hips
Claiborne Fox
"
Forefinger, left hand
Edmund Webb 
"
Left arm
Alex Seales 
"
Left arm
     
Birch Torbert
Capt. Shull's Co.
Left Leg (slight
Wm. Buchanan
"
Right thigh
Joseph Kane 
"
Left arm
Henry Bailey
"
Left leg
Thos. Scott
"
Back (slight)
Patrick Bachman 
"
Right arm
     
Henry Boon 
Lt. Gallouly's Co
Right thigh
Saml. Johnson
"
Left shoulder
Pious Roper
"
Left ear (slight
Wm. Henderson
"
Head (slight)
     
John H. Montgomery 
Lt. Packer's Co.
Right thigh
Joseph Tilley
"
Left hand (slight)
Joseph Green 
Lt. Whipple's Co.
Left arm (amp)
James Mitchell
"
Right arm
Danl. Wright
"
Left hand
     
Jerry Thomas, Sergt.
Capt. Stone's Co
Left thigh
John Croome, Corp.
"
Right leg
Moses Greathouse
"
Left Leg
James Conner 
"
Right Leg
Isaac Samuels
"
Right Shoulder
James Hagan
"
Left Thumb (amp)
Aaron Cravens
"
Left Thigh
John Stone
"
Left Shoulder
George Frazier
"
Left Hand (slight)
Saml. Hubbard
"
Left Foot
David Long
"
Forefinger left hand (amp)
     
James Jones 
Lt. Landis' Co.
Right side of chest
Albert Step
"
Left leg
Chas. Akin
"
Left arm

Total: Killed - 18; Wounded and Missing, 52; Wounded and Present, 42.

Recapitulation --
 
Killed – Officers - 2
Men -  18 – 20
   
Wounded & Missing – Officers -  1
Men - 52 - 53
   
Wounded & Present – Officers - 3
Men - 42 - 45
Total Loss In Action 
118

Of the character of the wounds it is unnecessary for me to speak in this connection -- a surgical report having already been forwarded to the Medical Director of this Division -- Surgeon Hatchet. The vast majority of the wounds were severe and although many of the men were brought with us as far as this point, whom I thought would be left by the way, yet preferring present suffering to loathsome imprisonment or brutal murder at the hands of their enemies, they kept up their spirits bravely, and I have the satisfaction to inform you - that all were brought here in safety. From here I will send them down the river. Had sufficient time been allowed me, I could have taken measures to have brought more with us upon returning from before the Salt Works.

With great respect, Colonel, I remain yours very truly,
William H. Egle
Surg. 116th U.S. Colored Infs
Acting Surgeon 5th U.S. Col. Cavalry.