Semi-weekly report of effective force of the First Brigade, Second Division, Twenty-first Army Corps, Brigadier General Charles Cruft commanding.
Commi Enlist Commi Enli
ssion ed ssion sted
Command. ed men. Total ed men. Total
offic . offic .
Brigadier-General 7 17 24 --- --- ---
Lieutenant-Colonel --- --- --- 7 111 118
Colonel Sedgewick. --- --- --- 20 347 367
Colonel Smith --- --- --- 25 355 380
90th Ohio, Colonel
Rippey --- --- --- 22 393 415
Total. 7 17 24 74 1,20 1,280
Commis Enlist Aggre
Command. sioned ed gate.
Brigadier-General --- --- ---
Lieutenant-Colonel --- --- ---
Colonel Sedgewick. --- --- ---
Colonel Smith --- --- ---
90th Ohio, Colonel
Rippey --- --- ---
Total. 81 1,223 1,304
SEPTEMBER 18, 1863.
Report of Lieutenant John A. Wright, Aide-de-Camp.
HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., SECOND DIV., 21ST ARMY CORPS,
September 11, 1863.
GENERAL: I have the honor to submit the following report of a skirmish which occurred, on the 10th instant, near the crossing of the La Fayette and Ringgold roads:
In accordance with your order, the First Kentucky Infantry (four companies, the other five companies being detailed) was pushed forward as an advance guard, Company K being deployed as skirmishers, Lieutenant Hornung commanding. On reaching Chickamauga Creek, I relieved Company K, and sent out part of Company B, holding Company K as an advance guard. Shortly afterward two companies of cavalry passed to the front and drove in the rebel pickets. Following up with the four companies of the First Kentucky I found Captain Norton, of General Palmer's staff, about a half mile from the crossing of the above-named roads, and about half a mile in front of the line occupied by the brigade where I had halted the infantry, not deeming it prudent to go any farther until I heard from the cavalry in front. They soon fell back, however, saying the enemy were too strong for them. I then strengthened the skirmishers on each side of the road, but as the firing had been heaviest on the right of the road, and fearing a flank movement of the enemy, I sent Lieutenant Hammond with the residue of Company B to that side, ordering him to deploy his men and take charge of the skirmishers, at the same time sending Company K to the front (on the road)about 150 yards, and ordering Major Hadlock, commanding the reserve, to form in line across the road, which he did. About this time Lieutenant Hornung, of Company K, came back from the front and reported to me that the enemy were bringing up artillery, stating that he heard the wheels very plainly, and pointed out to me a heavy cloud of dust. Ordering the reserve to lie down so they would be