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[446] of struggles (not including Burnside's at Knoxville) at 757 killed, 4,529 wounded, and 330 missing: total, 5,616;1 and adds:
We captured 6.142 prisoners, of whom 239 were commissioned officers; 40 pieces of artillery, 69 artillery carriages and caissons, and 7,000 stand of small arms.

Bragg's loss in killed and wounded was comparatively light — his men fighting mainly behind breastworks, in rifle-pits, or on the crests of high ridges, where they suffered little, and getting rapidly out of the way of danger when it came too near them. Probably 3,0002 would cover his killed and wounded — at least 1,000 of the latter being included in our lists of prisoners. These, however, ultimately exceeded the number reported by Grant; while Bragg's loss by stragglers must have been very considerable. On the whole, his army was doubtless weakened by this struggle and its result by not less than 10,000 men; while its losses in guns, munitions, supplies, and camp equipage, were seldom paralleled.

No further fighting of consequence took place in this vicinity that Winter, and our possession of Chattanooga was not thenceforth seriously disputed.

1 The returns of the corps commanders add up as follows:


And even this makes the loss in Granger's corps (included with Thomas) but 2,391; whereas, Granger makes it about 2,700. It is probable that our entire loss here was at least 7,000.

Among our killed were Cols. Putnam, 93d Ill., O'Meara, 90th Ill., and Torrence, 80th Iowa; among our wounded, Cols. Baum, 56th Ill., Wangeline, 12th Mo., Wiley, 41st Ohio, and Berry, 5th Ky.

2 The Telegraph (London) had a Richmond correspondent's description of these battles, which estimates the Confederate loss in killed and wounded at 2.500. and in prisoners at 5,000.

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