My staff officers, including Captains Palmer and Bestow, of General Wood's staff, not heretofore mentioned by me, all performed their duty gallantly, and ably assisted me in every way possible.
I would also refer to my report as brigade commander, as that gives more in detail and more truthfully than any other report the operations of Colonel Wagner's and my brigade on the 31st, they being both under my personal observation and control after the heavy fighting commenced that day.
The casualties in the division were as follows:
The First Brigade went into action with 71 officers and 1 454 enlisted men, and lost-officers killed, 4; officers wounded, 21; enlisted men killed, 42; enlisted men wounded, 278; enlisted men missing, 34.
The Second Brigade went into action with 86 officers and 1,389 enlisted men,and lost-officers killed, 2; officers wounded, 18; enlisted men killed, 54; enlisted men wounded, 269; enlisted men missing, 32.
The Third Brigade went into action with 97 officers and 1,790 enlisted men, including the Sixth Ohio Battery, and lost-officers killed, 5; officers wounded, 17; enlisted men killed, 104; enlisted men wounded, 312; enlisted men missing, 101.
The division went into action with 254 commissioned officers and 4,633 enlisted men, and lost-officers killed, 11; officers wounded, 56; enlisted men killed, 200; enlisted men wounded, 859; enlisted men missing, 167. Total killed, 211; wounded, 915; missing, 167. Total killed, wounded, and missing in the division, 1,293.
All of which is respectfully submitted.
MILO S. HASCALL,
Brigadier-General of Vols., Comdg. First Division, Left Wing.
Major LYNE STARLING,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Left Wing.
HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, LEFT WING,
Murfreesborough, Tenn., January 11, 1863.
Having just received the report of the batteries attached to my division,* I hasten to forward them to the general, in order that he may allude to them in his report as they merits deserve. It will be seen by their reports that they all did their duty nobly, with perhaps a single exception on the part of one of the officers attached to Estep's battery. I allude to Richard Jervis, second lieutenant of that battery, who behaved badly throughout the entire four days' action. I recommend that he be dishonorable discharged the service, on account of his bad conduct.
I have already alluded to the distinguished services of these batteries, both in my brigade and division reports, and only desire further to add that, with the exception above alluded to, the conduct of both officers and men was admirable. Particular credit is due to Major Race, in command of the batteries, for the gallantry and good judgment displayed by him throughout the entire four days. The conduct of Stokes'
*See Nos. 98-101.