ularly commend the conduct of Colonel Kammerling, Ninth Ohio; Colonel Robinson, Seventy-fifth Indiana; Colonel Gleason, Eighty-seventh Indiana; Lieutenant-Colonel Tolles, One hundred and fifth Ohio; Lieutenant-Colonel Doan, One hundred and first Indiana; Lieutenant-Colonel Bishop, Second Minnesota, and Lieutenant-Colonel Boyton, Thirty-fifth Ohio. These officers discharged their duties coolly and ably.
Lieutenant-Colonel Boynton was severely wounded early in the engagement, when the command of his regiment devolved upon Major Buddy, who is entitled to much praise for the energy and skill he exhibited in leading his men up the ridge.
Especial credit is due Lieutenant-Colonel Bishop for the management of his regiment when skirmishing in front of the brigade, and the gallant manner in which his command carried the rifle-pits at the foot of the ridge. There are many line officers and enlisted men who deserve commendation for their gallantry. For their names I respectfully refer you to the reports of regimental commanders.
The members of my staff present with me on the field were Captain J. R. Beatty, acting assistant adjutant-general; Captain C. A. Cilley, brigade inspector; Captain W. R. Tuttle, brigade engineer; First Lieutenant S. Fortner, provost-marshal; First Lieutenant S. D. Parsons, acting assistant quartermaster, and First Lieutenant C. B. Williams, aide-de-camp. They rendered me great service, and are entitled to praise for their gallant conduct.
I am, captain very respectfully, your obedient servant,
FERDINAND VAN DERVEER,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
Captain A. C. McCLURG, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
Report of the effective force of the Second Brigade, Third Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, engaged in the assault on Missionary Ridge on the 25th ultimo.
Regiment. Commissioned Enlisted men. Total.
35th Ohio 12 209 221
2nd Minnesota 15 170 185
9th Ohio 18 321 339
87th Indiana 10 148 158
105th Ohio 15 225 240
101st Indiana 14 210 224
75th Indiana 18 294 312
Aggregate 102 1,577 1,679
Report of Colonel Milton S. Robinson, Seventy-fifth Indiana Infantry.
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTY-FIFTH INDIANA INFANTRY,
Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 30, 1863.
SIR: I herewith submit my report of the part taken by the Seventy-fifth Indiana Regiment, which I have the honor to command, in the action before Chattanooga, commencing on the 23rd instant:
About 2 p. m. on the 23rd instant, in obedience to orders received
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