r to hold his ground against four or five times his number, during the entire day.
The battle was like most engagements of the war — there was nothing decisive in the result, and the enemy carrying what he would, withdrew unmolested; but there is certainly much cause for congratulation in the fact that fortune has not allowed similar circumstances (the change of commanders) in the Eastern and Western armies to produce similar results, and that at the West we have a Stone River, not a Fredericksburgh.
Louisville Journal account.
battle-field of Stone River, January 5, 1863.
I propose to give the readers of the ,Journal an account of the events which have rendered this blood-stained field forever memorable ; and, as in the case of the battle of Shiloh, I shall describe only what passed under my own eyes, leaving others to narrate what they themselves witnessed.
On the morning of December twenty-sixth, Gen. Rousseau's division of Thomas's corps marched from its camp on t