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Report of number of guns and of officers carried into battle on the 19th and 20th instant by Clayton's brigade.

Battle of 19th. Battle of 20th.

Regiments. Guns. Offic Aggre Guns. Offic Aggre

ers. gate. ers. gate.

18th Alabama 490 37 527 281 25 306

36th Alabama 401 28 429 316 22 338

38th Alabama 461 29 490 314 17 331

Total 1,352 94 1,446 911 64 975



Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

Lieutenant JOHN VIDMER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

No. 388.

Report of Major P. F. Hunley, Eighteenth Alabama Infantry.

CAMP EIGHTEENTH ALABAMA REGIMENT, Near Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I respectfully submit the following as a report of the part taken in the battle of Chickamauga by the Eighteenth Alabama Regiment, Clayton's brigade, Stewart's division:

The line of battle was formed Saturday morning between 7 and 8 o'clock, and we moved in a westerly direction from the position of the regiment on Chickamauga Friday night about 1 mile. The regiment, with the brigade, was then halted and remained in line in that position several hours.

At 12 o'clock we moved by the right flank about 1 mile, halted for half an hour, and again moved to the right a half mile or more, from which position the regiment went into a corn-field some 200 yards, and then about faced and moved back by the left flank to the position which we occupied before we moved into the corn-field. We halted here, and after giving three cheers for Alabama, by order of General Stewart, moved upon the enemy. We advanced about 100 yards and engaged the enemy. Shortly after engaging him the order was given to lie down, in which position we continued to fire upon the enemy about half an hour, I suppose, when the brigade commander ordered the regiments remained in that position for some half hour subjected to a terrible fire, from which it suffered severely in officers and men. At the expiration of the half hour General Clayton passed up the line and called upon the men to charge the enemy. The regiment responded promptly, but when the line was formed the order was received from the left to march by the left flank, and im-