War of the Rebellion: Serial 034 Page 0610 Chapter XXXV. KY., MID. AND E. TENN., N. ALA., AND SW. VA.

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with the Seventeenth in rear, to the foot of the mountains, and rested for the night.

On July 3 and 4, my brigade continued in rear of the troops (Hardee's corps), marching on the road which passes by University Place. The Seventeenth moved in rear of the brigade on the 3rd, and the Twentieth on the 4th of July, quietly and without being threatened by the enemy. The Twenty-sixth Tennessee Regiment rejoined General Brown's brigade on July 3.

On the night of July 4, we bivouacked on Battle Creek. On July 5 and 6, the brigades of Generals Clayton and Liddell occupied in succession the position of rear guard.

On July 6, the infantry, artillery, ambulance, and ambulance train of my brigade passed the Tennessee River on the pontoon bridge at Kelly's Ferry in three-quarters of an hour, and bivouacked in the afternoon at Wauhatchie Station, on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. Here the movement, which will probably be known as the Evacuation of Middle Tennessee, terminated.

As I have not communicated with the officers commanding the Twentieth and Twenty-sixth Tennessee Regiments, or with those commanding the sections of the Eufaula, Maney's, or Dawson's battery since they left my command, I can only report from observation and unofficial information the part they took in the movement while connected with my command. I may make omissions in regard to them, which will not doubt be supplied by the commanders of the brigades to which they were attached.

The list of casualties in my brigade was forwarded on the 10th instant.

I submit the following recapitulation:

Captured or

Killed. Wounded. or missing.

Comman Office Men. Office Men. Office Men. Aggre

d. rs. rs. rs. gate.

17th ...... 1 ...... 16 1 1 19

Tennes

see

23rd ...... 1 1 3 ...... ...... 5

Tennes

see

25th ...... 1 ...... 5 ...... 1 7

Tennes

see

44th ...... ...... ...... 2 ...... 3 5

Tennes

see

Batter ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... ...... .....

y

Total ...... 3 1 26 1 5 36

The number of officers and men who were left in Middle Tennessee by desertion and otherwise, and have not yet returned, ae as follows:

Command. Officers. Men.

17th Tennessee 3 125

23rd Tennessee ................... 52

25th Tennessee ................... 47

44th Tennessee ................... 104

Battery ................... 4

Total 3 332

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Major R. A. HATCHER, Assistant Adjutant-General.