driven back in confusion. I continued my march, and, under the direction of Brigadier-General Davis, placed my command in the advance, relieving the command of Colonel Hazen. It was not dark. We maintained our ground till the morning of January 4, when we returned to our position on the right.
My loss in killed, wounded, and missing in the engagement at Knob Gap, near Nolensville, December 26, and the battles of December 30 and 31, 1862, and in front of the enemy east of Stone's River, January 2 and 3, 1863, is as follows:
K i l l e d. W o u n d e d.
Command. Officers. Men. Officers. Men.
21st Illinois 2 55 7 180
88th Illinois 2 32 5 104
101st Ohio 4 19 2 121
15th Wisconsin 2 13 2 65
2nd Minnesota Battery --- 3 1 5
Total 10 122 20 475
M i s s i n g.
Command. Officers. Men. Total.
21st Illinois --- 59 303
88th Illinois --- 34 177
101st Ohio --- 66 212
15th Wisconsin 1 33 119
2nd Minnesota Battery --- 1 10
Total 1 193 821
I cannot close this report without expressing my obligations to the following named officers of my staff for their zeal, fidelity, and courage in all the severe engagements embraced in this report, viz: Capt. S. P. Voris, Thirty-eighth Illinois Volunteers, acting assistant adjutant-general; Capt. W. C. Harris, Thirty-eighth Illinois Volunteers; Lieut. Albert Woodbury, Second Minnesota Battery, and Lieut. Walter E. Carlin, Thirty-eighth Illinois Volunteers. Also to my faithful orderlies, Pease, Knox, Amick, and Hart. Private Alexander C. Hosmer, One hundred and first Ohio Volunteers,my clerk, though not required to go into the battle, was constantly at my side to carry my orders.
Regimental reports and lists of casualties are herewith inclosed; also a report of the engagement at Knob Gap, near Nolensville, December 26, 1862.
A topographical sketch, showing the ground passed over and positions occupied by this brigade on December 30 and 31, 1862, is herewith inclosed.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. P. CARLIN,
Colonel Thirty-eight Illinois Volunteers, Commanding.
Lieut. T. W. MORRISON,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
No. 26. Report of Major Isaac M. Kirby, One hundred and first Ohio Infantry.
NEAR MURFREESBOROUGH, January 5, 1863.
CAPTAIN: On the morning of December 26, 1862, in our proper position in the brigade, the regiment (Colonel Stem commanding) marched from our camp, near Nashville, out on the Edmondson pike. Commissioned