made and the tenacity with which the position was held is deserving of high commendation, the attempts of the enemy to dislodge us being signally repulsed. He was ably supported by Buschbeck, a portion of whose troops, under Colonel Taft, drove the enemy from the Glass' houses and followed them to the summit of Tunnel Hill, where they maintained a gallant and prolonged combat, with the loss of their gallant commander. The brigades of Matthies and Raum, John E. Smith's division, re-enforced Loomis and Buschbeck and participated in the action with gallantry, Cockerill in reserve occupying the intrenchments and supporting the batteries. Four Rodman, of Davis' division, re-enforced us on the slope with fine effect. The enemy retreated in the night, and at daybreak of the 26th, at the head of the corps, we crossed the Chickamauga in pursuit, sending our prisoners to the rear without account.
Our loss was as follows:
Command. Killed. Wounded Missing Total.
Loomis. 37 342 18 397
Corse. 35 186 3 224
Total. 72 535 21 628
Buschbeck.+ 37 145 81 263
Grand 109 680 102 891
I transmit the reports of brigade commanders, in which honor is done the illustrious dead, among them the brave O'Meara, and the deeds of gallant survivors are recorded. I indorse their commendations in every instance. I recommend Colonels Cockerill and Loomis for appointment to the rank of brigadier-general.
The following members of my staff performed their duty ably and gallantly. I will take the liberty at an early day recommend them for due promotion, viz: Captain John D. McFarland, assistant adjutant-general; Lieutenant Emmett Headington, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant E. B. Harlan, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant John B. Neil, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant John Campbell, aide-de-camp; Captain John W. Cornyn, commissary of subsistence; Captain John Morlan, acting assistant quartermaster; Major H. H. Geisy, provost-marshal; Surg. A. T. Shaw, surgeon-in-chief; Captain Henry Richardson, chief of artillery; Captain John Wiseman, ordnance officer; Captain W. C. Cassell, engineer officer; Captain John I. Parrill, commanding pioneer corps; Captain Thomas F, Galvin, commanding body guard; Captain W. H. Clune, assistant inspector-general; Lieutenant William Hawley, assistant commissary of musters.
I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.
Major W. D. GREEN,
*But see revised statement, p. 87.
+But see revised statement, p. 82.