War of the Rebellion: Serial 051 Page 0752 KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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At this time General Sherman fortunately arrived with his staff on his way to Corinth and escorted by the Thirteenth Regulars, numbering 240 men.

Upon the return of the flag, the enemy opened a vigorous fire from his artillery, but without much effect. At about 12 o'clock a charge upon the right was made by two of my companies to drive the enemy from their dangerous proximity to the train, which was successful, but Lieutenant Millis, following his advantage too far, was captured with 10 or 12 of his men. The engagement lasted until 3 p. m., at which time the enemy was driven from the field.

The whole number engaged in the action upon our side of the Sixty-sixth Indiana was 175; Thirteenth Regulars, 240; making the aggregate considerably less than 500 men.

Loss of the Sixty-sixth Indiana:

Killed ................................................ 4

Wounded ............................................... 13

Missing ............................................... 41

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Loss of the Thirteenth Regulars:

Killed ................................................ 10

Wounded ............................................... 27

Missing ............................................... 13

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Total loss ................................................ 108

We have buried upon the field 25 of the enemy and have heard of others dead in the neighborhood, making their loss in killed at least 30, an of wounded supposed to be 150.

This report is intended to be informal. A formal report in detail will be made as soon as possible.

I have the honor to be, respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. C. ANTHONY,

Colonel, Commanding.

Lieutenant D. T. BOWLER,

A. A. A. G., First Brig., Second Div., 16th A. C.

HDQRS. SIXTY-SIXTH INDIANA INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS, Collierville, Tenn., October 21, 1863.

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to report that on Sunday, the 11th instant, at 10 a. m., my force at this post, consisting of Companies B, C, D, E, G, and I, of the Sixty-sixth Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and numbering 240 men, was attacked by Brigadier-General Chalmers, of the rebel army, with his own brigade, consisting of the Third Mississippi, Colonel McGuirk; Falkner's regiment, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Hovis; Second Missouri Cavalry, Lieutenant-Colonel McCulloch; Lieutenant-Colonel Chalmers' battalion, Seventh Tennessee, commanded by Colonel Duckworth, and the Second Arkansas Cavalry, together with Richardson's brigade, consisting of five regiments, and commanded, respectively, by Lieutenant-Colonel Green, Colonel Stewart, Lieutenant-Colonel Ennis [?], Colonel Neely, and Colonel Inge.

At the time of the attack upon my line of pickets, I was some distance up the railroad east of Collierville, hurrying forward some repairs of damage done the night before. Upon receiving informa-