War of the Rebellion: Serial 029 Page 0675 Chapter XXXII. THE STONE'S RIVER CAMPAIGN.

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[Inclosure C-Continued.]

Tabular statement of the number present for duty on December 31, 1862; the number of killed, wounded and missing, and the percentage of loss in the brigades of Breckinridge's division at the battle of Murfreesborough.

Present for duty. Commissioned officers.

Commis- Kil Wou Mis

Breckinridge's sioned Enlisted Aggre- led nde sing

division. offi- men. gate. . d. .

cers.

December 31,

1862:

Pillow's brigade. 129 1,446 1,575 1 1 ---

Preston's 143 1,808 1,951 2 11 ---

brigade.

Adams' brigade. 100 1,534 1,634 7 18 ---

Hanson's 141 1,752 1,893 -- -- ---

brigade*.

Total. 513 6,540 7,053 10 30 ---

January 2, 1863:

Pillow's brigade.

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5 31 2

Preston's

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2 17 1

brigade.

Adams' brigade.

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1 6 4

Hanson's brigade.

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10 32 3

Total. 513 6,540 7,053 18 86 10

CONTINUATION:

Enlisted men.

Breckinrid- Woun- Mis- Total. Aggre- Percen-

ge's Killed ded. sing. gate. tage of

division. . loss.

December

31, 1862:

Pillow's 1 19 1 21 23 1 1/2

brigade.

Preston's 14 129 7 150 163 8 1/3

brigade.

Adams' 75 326 118 519 544 33 1/3

brigade.

Hanson's

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brigade*.

Total. 90 474 126 690 730 10 2/5

January 2,

1863:

Pillow's 42 273 49 364 402 25 1/2

brigade.

Preston's 40 227 86 353 376 19 1/3

brigade.

Adams' 29 95 27 151 159 9 3/4

brigade.

Hanson's 37 241 78 356 401 21 1/4

brigade.

Total. 148 836 240 1,224 1,338 19

RECAPITULATION.

Total force engaged in the several battles ............ 7,053

Total loss ............................................ 2,068

Percentage of loss .................................... 29 1/3

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE, Winchester, [Tenn.], January 8, 1863.

SOLDIERS OF THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE! Your gallant deeds have won the admiration of your general, your Government, and your country. For myself, I thank you, and am proud of you; for them, I tender you the gratitude and praise you have so nobly won.

In a campaign of less than one month, in the face of winter, your achievements have been unparalleled. You have captured more than 10,000 prisoners, taken and preserved 30 pieces of artillery and 7,000 small-arms, in addition to many thousands destroyed. You have, besides, captured 800 wagons, loaded chiefly with supplies, which have been destroyed or brought safely to your lines; and in pitched battles you have driven the enemy before you, inflicting a loss at least three to one greater than you have sustained.

In retiring to a stronger position, without molestation from a superior force, you have left him a barren field in which to bury his hosts of slain, and to rally and recuperate his shattered ranks. Cut off from his Government, both by rail and telegraph, and deprived of supplies by the interruption of his communications, we shall yet reach him a severe lesson for the rashness of penetrating a country so hostile to his cause. Whilst the infantry and artillery defy him in front, our invincible cavalry will assail him in flank and rear, until we goad him to another advance, only to meet another signal defeat.

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*Hanson's brigade not in action, December 31, 1862. Deducting its strength, 1,893, percentage is 14 1/7 on December 31.

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