War of the Rebellion: Serial 029 Page 0259 Chapter XXXII. THE STONE'S RIVER CAMPAIGN.

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succeeded, as far as it was possible to do so with the means at their disposal.

When, on the second day of the battle, it became evident that the territory occupied by our hospitals would fall in possession of the enemy, I directed a sufficient number of surgeons and attendants to remain in charge, and not to deserted the wounded in any event. These officers were exposed to much danger, as the contending armies swept past; but they remained faithfully at their posts, and were unceasing in their attentions to the wounded during the three days that elapsed before the recovery of this territory by our troops.

The enemy took from them a large portion of the medical and hospital stores and instruments,and our men were compelled to seek for dressing materials, bedding,&c., among the families in the rear of the lines. Much kind assistance was received from citizens in the vicinity, and no violence was experienced at the hands of the Confederate soldiers.

It affords me much pleasure to bear testimony to the efficiency and self-denial of the medical officers of the right wing. During that long week of hardship and exposure they labored day and night, regardless of their own safety and comfort, and only anxious for the well-being of the wounded intrusted to their care.

I have the honor to remain, your most obedient servant,


Surg. U. S. Vols., Medical Director, Right Wing, 14th A. C.


Asst. Adjt. Gen., Right Wing, Fourteenth Army Corps.

General summary of casualties of Right Wing.

Regiments. Killed. Wounded. Total.


22nd Indiana 7 39 46

5th Wisconsin Battery 1 7 8

15th Wisconsin 15 72 87

74th Illinois 8 33 41

59th Illinois 7 43 50

35th Illinois 11 53 64

25th Illinois 16 79 95

75th Illinois 2 22 24

21st Illinois 47 198 245

2nd Minnesota Battery 2 5 7

81st Indiana 6 48 54

101st Ohio 18 125 143

8th Wisconsin Battery 1 4 5

38th Illinois 34 110 144

Total 175 838 1,013


49th Ohio 16 96 112

15th Ohio 17 96 113

93rd Ohio 12 41 53

1st Ohio 8 38 46

39th Indiana 30 109 139

32nd Indiana 12 41 53

6th Indiana 15 52 67

30th Indiana 29 100 129

29th Indiana 4 22 26

89th Illinois 10 45 55

79th Illinois 19 89 99