enemy's attack. The rebels were in sight before any disposition for action was made of the infantry, a part of which was assaulted before being fairly in line. The fight lasted less than one hour and a half. The loss was about 150 in killed and wounded. Two brigades of our troops, under Colonel Harlan, were at Castalian Springs, only 9 miles distant from the scene, but their commander had no intimation of an anticipated attack from Colonel Moore, who commanded at Hartsville, or he could have moved forward, so as to be able to co-operate immediately upon the morning of the fight. Colonel Moore, One hundred and fourth Illinois, the brigade commander, was a prisoner at the time the within documents were submitted, and his own report does not, therefore, appear; but, from the evidence given, the disaster seems to be attributable mainly to his ignorance or negligence.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
Major-General, Commanding Department.
FEBRUARY 13, 1863.
I respectfully recommend that Colonel Moore, One hundred and fourth Illinois Volunteers, be dismissed the service for neglect of duty, in not properly preparing for the enemy's attack on Hartsville, Tenn.*
H. W. HALLECK,
EDWIN M. STANTON,
Secretary of War.
No. 2. Return of casualties in the Union forces
engaged at Hartsville, Tenn., December 7, 1862.
[Compiled from nominal list of casualties, returns, &c.]
Command. Officer Enliste Officer Enlist
s. d men. s. ed men
104th Illinois Infantry --- 25 5 126
2nd Indiana Cavalry --- --- --- ---
13th Indiana Battery --- 1 --- 2
11th Kentucky Cavalry, --- --- --- ---
106th Ohio Infantry 2 20 3 38
108th Ohio Infantry --- 10 --- 30
Total 2 56 8 196
Captured or missing.
Command. Officer Enlisted Aggregat
s. men. e.
104th Illinois Infantry 23 545 724
2nd Indiana Cavalry 11 346 357
13th Indiana Battery (section) 1 22 26
11th Kentucky Cavalry, Company 2 42 44
106th Ohio Infantry 16 413 492
108th Ohio Infantry 20 393 453
Total 73 1,761 2,096
OFFICERS KILLED.-Captains William Y. Gholson and Herman Reintanz, One hundred and sixth Ohio.
OFFICERS MORTALLY WOUNDED.-Lieutenants Moses M. Randolph and Milton Strawn, One hundred and fourth Illinois.
*Colonel Moore was not dismissed the service; his resignation was accepted on account of disability, to take effect September 9, 1863, by Special Field Orders, No. 244, Paragraph 1, from Headquarters Department of the Cumberland, of that date.