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ation, gathered from that officer in conversation: The rebels lost six generals at Franklin — Strahl, Granbury, Cleburne, Gist, Adams, and another, whose name is not remembered.
General W. A. Quarles had his arm shattered, General John C. Brown was wounded in the thigh, and five other generals were wounded, whose names are not recollected.
General Cheatham's corps bore the brunt of the fight, as the provost marshal's roll of prisoners shows, and lost three thousand men; Stewart and Lee's corps lost two thousand, making the grand total of the rebel loss five thousand, by the acknowledgment of one of their leading generals.
General Cheatham stated that Hood's force, when he reached Nashville, was thirty-five thousand strong.
We have no doubt that this statement is correct.
Rebel officers at the penitentiary say that Hood had no expectation of an attack on Thursday, and that all of them were astonished at General Thomas's forward movement on that day. Judging from Gener