ack, with a loss of 100 prisoners and many killed and wounded.
The fight continued until 10 P. M. on the 31st, at which time we had maintained our position Union loss extremely heavy.
Among the killed are Gen Sills, Col Garesche, (Rosecrans's chief of staff,) and Gen. Willick, of Indians; Col Kelly, 2d Ohio; Col Shaffer, acting Brigadier General; Col Farmer 15th Ky; Col Jones, 24th Ohio; Col Cotton, 6th Ky; Col Jones, 37th, Ind; Cols Carpenter and McKee, 15th Wisconsin. Gen. Kirk, of Ill; Gen Wood, Ind; Gen Van-Cleve and Major-Gen Rossean, of Ky, all wounded, and many other general officers.
The 21st, 24th, and 25th Illinois regiments lost two-thirds; the 15th and 38th Ohio lost half their number.--Other regiments lost heavily.
Total killed and wounded estimated at 25,000.
Rebel loss much heavier.
We have captured 500 prisoners.
The latest from Murfreesboro', says: "We occupy Murfreesboro', and the rebels are in full retreat."
The Herald makes no editorial commendation
r this desperate charge the troops now debouching through the thick woods were rapidly forming into line.
Gens Howard and Wood superintended the movement themselves, and while doing so were repeatedly fired on by sharpshooters, severely wounding Capt Stenson, of Gen Howard's staff, and cutting Gen Howard's boot.
Capt Beslow, Gen Wood's Adjutant General, and Capt McElvene, of his staff, had a narrow escape — the latter was struck by a speat ball.
The troops had to move up a steep hill, whI expect this one division alone must have had one thousand killed and wounded. We succeeded in bringing in our dead.
General Wood remained up, collecting in his troops and placing them in a position to meet the enemy, should they follow up their pae authors of this unnatural war?
Gen. Howard remained on the ground until all was safe.
It was three o'clock when Gen. Wood threw himself upon the ground to sleep, from which he was soon disturbed by the hunting of some shells through the tree