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on) that Buell was aware that a battle of much account — really one of the most sanguinary battles of the war, in proportion to numbers engaged — had been in progress.
It had been raging for several hours, when he received from McCook a request for re-enforcements.
See General Buell's Report to General Halleck, October 10, 1862. Buell at once sent them, and also orders for Crittenden, who was approaching, to hurry forward.
The latter was too late to engage decisively in the conflict,
Wagner's brigade of Crittenden's corps went into action on Mitchell's right just at the close. which ended at dark, when the Confederates, who had chosen their position for battle, were repulsed at all points.
So ended the destructive battle of Perryville, or Chaplin's Hills, as it is sometimes called.
Buell reported his effective force which advanced on Perryville, 58,000, of whom 22,000 were raw troops.
He reported a loss in this battle of 4,348, of whom 916 were killed, 2,943 wounded, and 4