in the camp. I thank him and the brave men he commands for the fearless discharge of their duties amid so many hardships and perils.
Before concluding this report, it will be proper to add that when I speak of a quiet day, I mean to speak comparatively. We had no quiet days; no rest from the time we reached the battle-field until the enemy fled; skirmishing constantly, and sometimes terrible cannonading.
On the 2nd, which we call a quiet day until about 4 p.m., the First Division, under Hascall, laid for a half hour in the early part of the day under the heaviest cannonading we endured. Many men were killed, but he and his brave soldiers would not flinch.
The appended summary of the killed and wounded, furnished by my medical director, demonstrates with what fearful energy and earnestness the battle was contested in my command.
Report of killed, wounded, and missing, Left Wing.
Divisions. Killed. Wounded. Missing.
Officers 11 56 ---
Enlisted men 200 859 167
Total 211 915 167
Officers 15 49 6
Enlisted men 191 1,031 257
Total 206 1,080 263
Officers 17 52 4
Enlisted men 216 854 387
Total 233 906 391
Grand total* --- --- 4,372
Most respectfully, your obedient servant,
T. L. CRITTENDEN,
Colonel C. GODDARD,
Chief of Staff.
No. 95. Report of Captain John Mendenhall, Fourth U. S. Artillery, Chief of Artillery.
HDQRS. LEFT WING, FOURTEENTH ARMY CORPS, January 10, 1863.
MAJOR:I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the artillery in the left wing from December 26, 1862, to January 2, 1863:
This army marched from camp, near Nashville, December 26, the left wing marching on the Murfreesborough pike.
December 26, about 3 p.m., our advance was brought to a stand-still,
*But see revised statement, pp. 211-214.