War of the Rebellion: Serial 050 Page 0919 Chapter XLII. THE CHICKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN.

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with heavy underbrush. The enemy were already across the river occupying a very strong position. About 11 o'clock I was attacked by Hindman's division of infantry, a battalion of sharpshooters, and a large body of cavalry. They drove us back steadily, contesting every inch of ground, about 200 yards, where we held our ground. At this time I received and order from General Mitchell to fall back to the hospital, 1 1/2 miles distant. Our entire force consisted of Colonel Long's brigade, about 900 strong. The entire command both officers and men, behaved very gallantry. Among the list of casualties was Lieutenant-Colonel Cupp, First Ohio Cavalry.

Killed. Wounded. Missing.

Command. Office Enlis Offic Enlis Offic Enli

rs. ted ers. ted ers. sted

men. men. men.

1st Ohio Cavalry 1 1 13 7

3rd Ohio Cavalry 2 7 8

4th Ohio Cavalry 3 9 3 19

2nd Kentucky 11 5 45 2

Cavalry

Total 17 6 74 3 36

Officers................................................... 9

Enlisted men...............................................127

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Aggregate..................................................136

Officers wounded: Lieutenant Colonel Valentine Cupp, First Ohio Cavalry; First Lieutenant George W. Griffiths, Second Kentucky Cavalry; First Lieutenant Edward B. Ayres, Second Kentucky Cavalry; Captain Charles A. Zachary, Second Kentucky Cavalry; First Lieutenant John Calder, Second Kentucky Cavalry; First Lieutenant Bird P. Brooks, Second Kentucky Cavalry.

Officers missing: First Lieutenant Richard W. Neff, Fourth Ohio Cavalry; Second Lieutenant Greenleaf Cilley, Fourth Ohio Cavalry; First Lieutenant Charles D. Henry, Fourth Ohio Cavalry.

The latter-named officer, Lieutenant Henry, was left near Crawfish Spring in a gross state of intoxication, so as to be perfectly helpless and immovable. From this point we joined the remainder of the cavalry force, and fell back to McCulloch's Cross-Roads and moved to Chattanooga.

I am, major, very respectfully,your obedient servant,

GEORGE CROOK,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

Major W. H. SINCLAIR,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Cavalry Command.

ADDENDA.

Itinerary of the Second Cavalry Division,commanded by Brig. General George Crook,for September, 1863.*

During the first part of the month the division was active in moving about the country, scouting through Tennessee and the northern portion of Georgia,picking up many stragglers and deserters.

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*From return for September.

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