War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0531 Chapter XLII] THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN.

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The effective fighting force of the brigade, when it went into the engagement of the 19th, was as follows:

Present.

Command Commissioned Enlisted men Aggregate

officers

25th Illinois 17 320 337

Volunteer Infantry

15th Wisconsin 19 157 176

Volunteer Infantry

8th Kansas 24 382 406

Volunteer Infantry

35th Illinois 18 281 299

Volunteer Infantry

Total 78 1,140 1,218

The loss of the brigade during the two day's engagement was as follows, viz:

Commissioned

officers Enlisted men

Command Kille Wound Missi Kille Wound Missi Aggr

d ed ng d ed ng egat

e

25th Illinois --- 11 1 10 160 23 205

Volunteer

Infantry

15th 2 6 4 3 47 49 111

Wisconsin

Volunteer

Infantry

8th Kansas 3 8 --- 30 154 25 220

Volunteer

Infantry

35th Illinois 3 5 --- 14 125 13 160

Volunteer

Infantry

Total* 8 30 5 57 486 110 696

Since the battles on the 19th and 20th the brigade has been re-enforced by a number of returned convalescents and by two companies of the Fifteenth Wisconsin Volunteers, which joined us on the 21st from detached service at Island No. 10. Many of the men slightly wounded have bravely returned to duty, considerably augmenting our force.

I am, captain, very respectfully, our most obedient servant,

JNumbers A. MARTIN,

Colonel, Commanding Third Brigade.

Captain T. W. MORRISON,

Asst. Adjt. General,, First Div., Twentieth Army Corps.

Numbers 98.

Report of Lieutenant Colonel James L. Abernathy, Eighth Kansas Infantry.

HEADQUARTERS EIGHTH KANSAS VOLUNTEERS,

Chattanooga, Tenn., September 29, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to make the following report of the part taken by my regiment in the action of the 19th and 20th instant:

I was not in command of my regiment until the evening of the

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*See revised statement, p. 174.

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