War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0245 Chapter XLIII. THE CHATTANOOGA-RINGGOLD CAMPAIGN.

Search Civil War Official Records

advanced alone, killed 1, put the others to flight, and, by order of Major-General Sheridan, drove the team to his headquarters in Chattanooga.

Having gained the crest, my battalion was quickly formed, when I was directed to remain in present position till further orders by General Sheridan.

Meantime, that part of my command under Captain Parks had passed up to the left of the battery, and under directions of Colonel Opdycke was moved forward as skirmishers, supported by the brigade and covering the road upon which the enemy had retreated, when the fight was renewed and continued till after dark. Captain Parks reports his skirmish line to have charged upon and captured one gun that otherwise would have been hauled off.

At 8 a.m. I was ordered to join the brigade with my regiment, and soon after the brigade marched in pursuit of the routed enemy, whom we followed to his place of crossing the Chickamauga, at which point we remained till the afternoon of the 26th, when the regiment and brigade returned to Chattanooga, arriving there about dark.


K i l l e d. S e r i o u s l y.

Company Officers. Enlisted men Officers. Enlisted men

A --- 1 1 1

B --- ---- --- 2

C --- ---- --- 2

D --- ---- --- 1

E --- 1 --- 2

F --- ---- --- 2

G --- ---- --- ----

H --- ---- --- 1

I --- ---- --- 3

Total* --- 2 1 14


S l i g h t l y.

Company. Officers. Enlisted men. Aggregate.

A ---- 1 4

B ---- 2 4

C ---- 1 3

D ---- 2 3

E ---- 2 5

F ---- 2 4

G ---- 1 1

H ---- 1 2

I ---- 3 6

Total* ---- 15 32

A single day was allowed me in which to prepare for a march to Knoxville, and during that time the dead were buried and the wounded comfortably provided for in hospitals.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain, Commanding 125th Ohio Volunteers.

Lieutenant L. HANBACK,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

No. 55.

Report of Colonel Nathan H. Walworth, Forty-second Illinois Infantry,

commanding Second Demi-Brigade.

HEADQUARTERS FORTY-SECOND ILLINOIS INFANTRY, Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 27, 1863.

SIR: Agreeably to your orders, I herewith submit the reports of the regimental commanders of the demi-brigade of which I had


*But see revised statement, p.81.