War of the Rebellion: Serial 029 Page 0375 Chapter XXXII. THE STONE'S RIVER CAMPAIGN.

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The conduct of my command from the time the army left Nashville to its entry into Murfreesborough is deserving of the highest praise, both for their patient endurance of the fatigues and discomforts of a five days' battle, and for the manly spirit exhibited by them in the various phases in this memorable contest. I refer you to the detailed reports of the division and brigade commanders, forwarded herewith, for special mention of those officers and men of their commands whose conduct they thought worthy of particular notice.

All the members of my staff, Major G. E. Flynt, assistant adjutant-general; Lieut. Col. A. Von Schrader, Seventy-fourth Ohio, acting inspector-general; Capt. O. A. Mack, Thirteenth U. S. Infantry, acting chief commissary, and Capt. A. J. Mackay, chief quartermaster, were actively employed in carrying my orders to various parts of my command and in the execution of the appropriate duties of their office. Captain O. A. Mack was dangerously wounded in the right hip and abdomen while conveying orders from me to Major-General rousseau.

The officers of the signal corps attached to my headquarters did excellent service in their appropriate sphere, when possible, and as aides-de-camp, carrying orders. My escort, composed of a select detail from the First Ohio Cavalry, commanded by First Lieut. J. D. Barker, of the same regiment, who have been on duty with me for nearly a year, deserve commendation for the faithful performance of their appropriate duties. Private Guiteau was killed by a cannon shot on the morning of January 2. Surg. G. D. Beebe, medical director, deserves special mention for his efficient arrangements for moving the wounded from the field and giving them immediate attention.

Annexed hereto is a consolidated return of the casualties of my command. The details will be seen in the accompanying reports of division and brigade commanders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

Major C. GODDARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

Consolidated report of casualties of the Center, Fourteenth Army Corps, in the five days' battle before Murfreesborough, Tenn., commencing December 31, 1862, and ending January 4, 1863.*

In action Killed

Commis Enlist Horses Guns Commi Enlis

sioned ed men [artill ssion ted

office ery] ed

rs

First Division, 303 5,883 - 18 8 171

Major-General

Rousseau

Second 237 4,632 257 13 11 167

Division,

Brigadier-

General Negley

First Brigade, 97 2,243 - 6 - -

Third Division,

Col. M. B. Walker

637 12,758 257 37 19 338

Lost in action.

Wounded Missing Horses

Commi Enlist Commi Enlisted Killed

ssion ed ssion

ed ed

First Division, 43 903 3 324 8

Major-General

Rousseau

Second Division, 47 704 1 308 62

Brigadier-General

Negley

First Brigade, 4 19 - 1 -

Third Division,

Col. M. B. Walker

94 1,626 4 633 70

Lost in action

Horses Guns

Wounded Missing Lost Disabled

First Division, 5 - - -

Major-General

Rousseau

Second Division, 24 9 6 1

Brigadier-General

Negley

First Brigade, - - - -

Third Division,

Col. M. B. Walker

29 9 6 1

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*But see revised statement, pp.209-211.

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