War of the Rebellion: Serial 055 Page 0606 KY.,SW. VA.,Tennessee,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLIII.

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my assistant adjutant-general; Lieutenant A. Ellsworth, aide-de-camp, who was wounded while bearing dispatches; Lieutenant Casimir Andel, acting aide-de-camp. They all did their whole duty.

For the poor sufferers and the dead we have a deep feeling of sympathy and gratitude, which the nation doubtless shares.

I inclose the reports of my brigade commanders, General C. R. Woods and Colonel J. A. Williamson.

And have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Brigadier General of Volunteers, Comdg. First Div., 15th Army Corps.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE, Bridgeport, December 19, 1863.

The within report is addressed to General Hooker, under whose command the First Division of the Fifteenth Army Corps fell in consequence of breaking a bridge across the Tennessee, which prevented the division from joining its own corps in time. The report is submitted as part of the operations of the Army of the Tennessee.

W. T. SHERMAN,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, FIFTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Near Bridgeport, Ala., December 14, 1863.

GENERAL: I omitted to state in my report that Lieutenant S. T. Josselyn and a party of skirmishers of the gallant Thirteenth Illinois Infantry captured the battle-flag of the Eighteenth Alabama on Missionary Ridge, November 25. I forward the flag to you with this supplementary report.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Brigadier General of Volunteers, Comdg. First Div., 15th Army Corps.

Major General D. BUTTERFIELD,

Chief of Staff, Major-General Hooker's Army.

Numbers 192.

Report of Brigadier General Charles R. Woods, U. S. Army, commanding First Brigade

HDQRS. FIRST BRIG., FIRST DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS, Ringgold, Ga., November 28, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that, on the morning of the 24th instant, this brigade, consisting of the Twelfth Missouri Volunteers, Colonel Hugo Wangelin commanding; Thirteenth Illinois Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Partridge commanding; Third Missouri Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Meumann commanding; Seventy-sixth Ohio Volunteers, Major Willard Warner commanding; Twenty-seventh Missouri Volunteers, Colonel Thomas Curly commanding; Thirty-second Missouri Volunteers, Lieutenant Colonel H. C. Warmoth commanding; Twenty-ninth Missouri Volunteers, Colonel James Peckham commanding (until about 3 p. m., when, being wounded, he was succeeded by Major P. H. Murphy); Seventeenth Missouri