Adjutant and Inspector General Reports
The SEVENTH REGIMENT has been stationed at Pensacola and in the vicinity,--a portion of the companies garrisoning Fort Pickens,--during the year. There has been no change in the Field Officers. The regiment, at the close of the last year, was suffering severely from exposure during the unsuccessful attack upon Vicksburgh and afterwards in camp. Two hundred and eighty-five officers and men died previous to December 1, 1862. Since their removal to a more healthy location the regiment has greatly improved in condition, and the men are now more generally healthy than those of any other regiment from this State in the service.
The unjust aspersions, which were sought to be cast upon the regiment by the General then commanding in the Department of the Gulf, were removed by the result of a Court of Inquiry, which was demanded and obtained by the Colonel of the Regiment, and their colors which had been taken from them, were restored. It is now known, that the officers and men, who were on duty, fought as bravely at the battle of Baton Rouge as any troops who were engaged in that action.
The following is the Roster of the Commissioned Officers of the Regiment at the present time.
Casualties reported since June 1, 1863.
First Lieut. George Brown, Co. E, dishonorably discharged, Aug. 13, 1863.
First Lieut. Rodney C. Gates, Co. F, resigned May 11,1863.
First Lieut. Leonard P. Bingham, Co. G, resigned July 30, 1863.
The casualties among the enlisted men, reported since January 1, 1863, have been as follows:--Died 27, Discharged 64.
Capt. William Cronan, Co. B, resigned and honorably discharged, May 30, 1863,--erroneously reported, heretofore, as dismissed Dec.10, 1862.
The following Table shows the condition and station of the Regiment at the several dates mentioned.(see Legend, below)
A B C D E F G H Nov 1 62 705 446 254 1 3 Dec 1 62 Pensacola, Fla. 671 314 355 2 Jan 1 63 do 620 401 216 2 Jan 31 63 do 599 430 157 3 7 Feb. 28 63 Fort Pickens 539 453 78 2 5 Mar 31 63 do 532 464 62 2 4 June 15 63 do 545 432 66 9 8 Aug 15 63 Barrancas, Fla. 504 457 38 1 6
The change in the relative health of the regiment, between the first of December and the fifteenth of August, is worthy of note.
A - Date
B - Station
C - Aggregate
D - On Duty
E - Sick
F - Absent with Leave
G - Absent without Leave
H - In arrest or confinement
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