Company F. This soldier was too badly wounded to carry his gun. He asked to be allowed to carry the colors, and did so through the rest of the day. Three color-bearers had been shot down previously. In Sixth and Seventh Arkansas: Captain [J. W.] Martin, Lieutenant [J. A.] Reeves, and Captain [S. C.] Brown, ever foremost in leading their men; Captains [J. G.] Fletcher, [W. E.] Wilkerson, and [M. M.] Duffie [wounded]; Sergeant-Major Eddins, Sergeant Bratton, Company H; Private Hulse, Company K; the color-bearer, whose name has not been furnished to me.
Johnson's Brigade.-In Twenty-fifth Tennessee: Capt. A. Green, Company G; Capt. G. H. Swope, Company H; First Lieut. D. S. Walker, Company D. In Forty-fourth Tennessee: MajorH. C. Ewin and Capt. Samuel Stiles, Company A; Adjt. R. G. Cross, Lieutenants [F. M.] Kelso, Company B; [J. W.] Dickins, Company C; [W. H.] Gibbs, Company F; A. P. Forester, Company K [wounded]; Color-Sergt. M. J. Turner and Corpl. I. S. Berry, Company I [wounded]; Corpl. John W. Gill, Company F [killed]; Privates J. D. Stone, Company B; S. G. Heflin, Company C [killed]; B. P. Hargroves, Company E [wounded]; James D. Crenshaw, Company H [wounded], and J. M. Sellers, Company K. In Twenty-third Tennessee: Capt. N. R. Allen, Company E; Capt. W. H. Harder, Company G; Privates Henry C. Haynes, Company E, and Stephen M. Foster, Company C. In Seventeenth Tennessee: Adjt. James [B.] Fitzpatrick.
I wish to call particular attention to the gallant conduct of Sergt. William N. Cameron, color-bearer of Twenty-fifth Tennessee Regiment. In the last fight he advanced in front of his regiment so far that when it fell back he was unable to follow, and was captured. He tore the colors from the staff, concealed them upon his person, and made his escape from Bowling Green, bringing with him the flag of the Twenty-fifth Tennessee Regiment.
In conclusion, I would state that I carried into the fight 6,045 men, out of which I lost 2,081 killed, wounded, and missing.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
P. R. CLEBURNE,
MajorT. B. ROY,
Chief of Staff, Hardee's Corps.
No. 254. Report of Brig. Gen. Lucius E. Polk, C. S. Army, commanding First Brigade.
HEADQUARTERS POLK'S BRIGADE, January 13, 1863.
SIR: In obedience to circular of January 10, I submit the following report of the operations of my brigade in the battle before Murfreesborough:
My brigade was arranged in the following order from left to right: Fifth Confederate, First Arkansas [Infantry], Second and Fifth Tennessee, and Thirteenth and Fifteenth Arkansas Regiments.
On the evening of December 30, 1862, I received orders from the division commander to move my brigade from its position [the extreme right of our line of battle] across Stone's River to the left of General Cheatham's