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order. Their defeat has greatly demoralized their army, and hundreds are throwing down their arms and coming into my lines daily.

My wounded are well cared for and doing well.

Respectfully,

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Major General SAMUEL R. CURTIS,

Commanding Department of the Missouri.

[DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,]

December 10, 1862.

Brigadier-General BLUNT,

Prairie Grove, Ark.:

The country is rejoicing over the victory of Prairie Grove. I congratulate you and General Herron on your glorious success, and thank you and the officers and soldiers of the Army of the Frontier for a victory that will carry despair into the hearts of our foes and gladness to the friends of liberty throughout the country.

SAML. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

Numbers 3. Return of Casualties in the Army of the Frontier.

[Compile from nominal lists of casualties, returns, &c.]

Killed. Wounded. Captured or

missing.

Command. Offi Enli Offi Enlis Office Enlist Aggre

cers sted cers ted rs. ed gate.

. men. . men. men.

First

DIVISION.

Brigadier

General

JAMES G.

BLUNT.*

First

Brigade.

Brigadier

General

FREDERICK

SALOMON.

6th Kansas ... ... ... ... ... 1 1

Cavalry

9th Kansas ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Cavalry+

3rd Wisconsin ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Cavalry+

9th Wisconsin ... ... ... ... ... ... ...

Infantry++

Total First ... ... ... ... ... 1 1

Brigade

Second

Brigade.

Colonel

WILLIAM WERR.

3rd Indian ... ... 1 ... 1 ... 2

Home Guard

Infantry

10th Kansas ... ... 6 4 59 ... 69

Infantry

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* Senior officer in command of all the troops engaged.

+ No loss reported.

++ Not in action.

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