HDQRS. SECOND DIV., TWENTY-FIRST ARMY CORPS,
DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
February 6, 1863-8 p.m.
COLONEL: In reply to note of Lieutenant Stone, acting assistant adjutant-general, received an hour since at these headquarters, addressed to General Palmer, I will say that the records of the division adjutant's office do not contain data for an accurate statement of the effective force of this command, which went into the actions of 31st December and 2nd ultimo. I am able to make an approximate statement only (in time limited by the note for reply), which is presumed to be substantially correct. One of the brigades of this divisions is at Readyville and another at Cripple Creek, and it is impossible to communicate with them without the lepse of some hours.
General Palmer has been absent since the 31st ultimo, and may have such statement among his private papers, which I have not examined.
The following, I think, nearly correct. It is as near as can be arrived at from figures here:
Brigades. Commanding Effective Effective
officers strength strength
December 31. January 2.
First General Cruft 1,207 801
Second Colonel Hazen 1,385 975
Third Colonel Grose 1,768 1,139
Total 4,360 2,915
A more accurate statement can be furnished upon giving time to regimental commanders.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, yours, &c.
C. GODDARD, Lieutenant Colonel and Asst. Adjt. Gen.
Numbers 124. Report of Surg. James B. Armstrong, Thirty-first Indiana Infantry, Acting Brigade Surgeon.
HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE.
Hospital Second Division, January 9, 1863
DEAR SIR: I have the honor to forward to you the following report of casualties of the First Brigade in the late battle near Murfreesborough, Tenn.:
Command Killed Wounded
31st Indiana 5 46
1st Kentucky 13 52
2nd Kentucky 1 31
90th Ohio 17 72
Total* 96 201
*But see revised statement, p. 212.