uld I have known the exact nature of the work, the troops would have carried it by a direct assault from the north side, with perhaps less loss than was sustained.
During the night of the fifteenth the enemy retired from our front.
On the sixteenth my command, by order of General Steedman, crossed the N. and C. railroad, the Nolensvllle Pike and the Tennessee and Alabama railroad, skirmishing with and driving the enemy.
At an early hour in the afternoon the command joined the left of Corses were wounded, two by shell, seven by musketry.
The following ammunition was expended:
shot. shell. Sph.
First day 272 176 176 624
Second day 160 230 290 530
432 406 466 1204
No casualties on the sixteenth instant.
I take pleasure in reporting the good conduct of officers and men of the command throughout the engagement.
I have the honor to be,
Your obedient Servant, Milton A. Osborn, Captain Twentieth Indiana Battery.