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Return of Casualties in Cheatham's division, &c.-Continued.

Killed.

Command. Offi- Men. Total.

cers.

Wright's brigade:

8th Tennessee.

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16th Tennessee.

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28th Tennessee.

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38th Tennessee.

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51st Tennessee.

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52nd Tennessee.

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Total a.

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1

Artillery Battalion b.

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CONTINUATION: Wounded.

Command. Offi- Men. Total.

cers.

Wright's brigade:

8th Tennessee.

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16th Tennessee.

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28th Tennessee.

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38th Tennessee.

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51st Tennessee.

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52nd Tennessee.

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Total a.

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11

Artillery Battalion b.

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CONTINUATION: Missing.

Command. Offi- Men. To- Aggreg

cers. tal. ate.

Wright's brigade:

8th Tennessee. ---- ---- --- ----

16th Tennessee. ---- ---- --- ----

28th Tennessee. ---- ---- --- ----

38th Tennessee. ---- ---- --- ----

51st Tennessee. ---- ---- --- ----

52nd Tennessee. ---- ---- --- ----

Total a. ---- ---- --- 12

Artillery Battalion b. ---- ---- --- ----

aLoss by regiments not indicated by reports.

bNo report.

Numbers 222.

Reports of Brigadier General Edward C. Walthall, C. S. Army, commanding brigade.

ATLANTA, GA., December 13, 1863.

MAJOR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by my command in the affair on Lookout Mountain on November 24:

About dark, on the evening of the 23d, I received orders from brigadier-general commanding to hold my command in readiness to move at a moment's notice, and, later in the night, to have three days' rations prepared; but, in view of the movements of the enemy on the previous day, my command, which occupied a position on the west side of Lookout Mountain and near the northern slope, was ordered to stand to arms before daylight on November 24. My picket line, which extended along Lookout Creek from the turnpike bridge near its mouth to the railroad bridge across it, and thence up the mountain side to the cliff, was strengthened by increasing its reserves early in the morning, troops having been observed moving rapidly up the creek. The fog at that time being very dense, it was impossible to estimate the numbers of the troops in motion, and this fact (as well as what seemed to be the state of things in Chattanooga and on the river) was reported to brigadier-general commanding. Shortly thereafter, the fog having been partially dissipated in the valley (though it still obscured the crest of the mountain above), with Brigadier-General Moore, the ranking officer, at hand, I observed the movements of the enemy across Lookout Creek from a point near the right of my command, and saw a brigade take position in front of that part of my picket line between the two bridges, of which one regiment was thrown forward, and soon the pickets were engaged. Brigadier-General Moore returned to his command, it being agreed between us that he would notify brigadier-general commanding of what had been observed. Rude breastworks of logs and stones had been constructed on the mountain side by the command which had occupied the ground before me, running parallel to the mountain and the creek, and along these my command, except Thirty-fourth Mississippi Regiment, with which the picket reserves