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[405] assisted by Major Herd, took command of the regiment. All three of these officers deserve the thanks of their State and country.

Lieut.-Col. Dunn, commanding the Twenty-ninth regiment of Indiana Volunteers, was marked by all for his coolness and bravery. Capt. Bristol, of the Thirty-fourth regiment of Illinois Volunteers, who took command of the regiment after the death of Major Levanway, greatly distinguished himself during the day. Capt. S. Z. Davis, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General of the Fifth brigade, Capt. Bechler, and Lieut. Dexter, of the Thirty-fourth Illinois Volunteers, all upon Col. Kirk's staff, were of great assistance to him during the engagement.

I mention the names of the officers in the Fifth brigade, because the debility incident to Col. Kirk's wound precludes the possibility of getting a report from him.

For the instances of individual bravery and gallantry in the Fourth and Sixth brigades, where all were gallant, I refer you to the reports of Gen. Rousseau and Col. Gibson, transmitted herewith. The bravery and steadiness ot the officers and men under my command are worthy all praise, considering the circumstances surrounding them. The day before the battle they marched twenty-two miles! A portion of them stood all night in the streets of Savannah without sleep. All the way from Savannah the river-banks were lined with fugitives in Federal uniform. At Pittsburgh Landing the head of my column had to force its way through thousands of panic-stricken and wounded men, before it could engage the enemy. I take pleasure in calling your attention to the conduct of Col. Oliver, and a portion of the Fifteenth regiment of Michigan volunteers. When my division was marching into the field, Colonel Oliver, before unknown to me, requested the privilege of serving with my command. His regiment was attached to Gen. Rousseau's brigade, and during the day was under the hottest fire, where he, his officers and men, behaved with conspicuous gallantry.

To the members of my staff, Captain Daniel McCook, Assistant Adjutant-General; Lieuts. Z. W. Davies, W. T. Hobletzell, and W. T. Straub, Aids-de-Camp; Lieutenant J. A. Campbell, Ordnance Officer; Captain Orris Blake, Provost-Marshal; Lieutenant Blake, Assistant Provost-Marshal; Capt. J. D. Williams, A. C. S.; Lieu-tenants Galbraith and Johnson, Signal Corps; and Acting Aid-de-Camp J. P. Collier of Ohio, I return my grateful thanks. I commend them to my superiors for their gallantry in action, and for the intelligent manner in which they conveyed and communicated my orders on the field of battle.

My casualties during the conflict were ninety-three killed, eight hundred and three wounded, and nine missing. The small number of the latter indicates the manner in which the division was held in hand. I herewith inclose a tabular statement of the killed, wounded and missing in each brigade.

Capt. J. F. Boyd, my ever efficient Division Quartermaster, was absent in Savannah, superintending the embarkation of the troops.

I did not see Dr. Meylert, Medical Director, upon the field, but am informed he was assigned to duty elsewhere.

Lieut.-Colonel E. A. Parrott, First Ohio volunteers, my Acting Inspector-General, did not attend me as a staff-officer, but joined and fought with his regiment, and for mention of his services I refer you to Gen. Rousseau's report.

I am sorry that I was deprived during the battle of the services of Brigadier-General R. W. Johnson, commanding Sixth brigade; severe illness caused his absence from his command at Columbia, Tennessee. The efficiency of the Sixth brigade is very much due to his talents and abilities, and it is to be regretted that he did not have an opportunity upon this day, to add new laurels to his military name.

I am sir, respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

A. McD. McCook, Brigadier-General Commanding.

Gen. McArthur's report.

headquarters Second division,1 April 16, 1862.
Capt. John A. Rawlins, Assistant Adjutant-General:
Herewith I transmit to you the report of Col. Tuttle, who commanded the Second division during the greater part of the engagement. The list of casualties, as far as I have yet had reported, is as follows:

First brigade,36171666
Second brigade,10045816
Third brigade,86349482
Four batteries,455 

Two regiments, the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-second Illinois, have not yet reported. All of which is respectfully submitted.

John McArthur, Brigadier-General.

Colonel Tuttle's report.

headquarters First brigade, Second division, Pittsburgh, Tenn., April 10, 1862.
Brigadier-General J. McArthur, Commanding Second Division:
General: I have the honor to report the part taken by the First brigade in the action of the sixth and seventh instant, as well as such other regiments and corps as were under my command during the engagement. On the morning of the sixth, I proceeded with my brigade, consisting of the Second, Seventh, Twelfth, and Fourteenth Iowa infantry, under the direction of Brig.-Gen.

1 This division was originally commanded by Major-Gen. C. F. Smith. In consequence of his severe illness, it was commanded during the early part of the battle by Brigadier-Gen. W. H. L. Wallace. Gen. Wallace was mortally wounded on Sunday, the first day of the battle, when the command devolved upon Gen. McArthur, the senior brigade commander.

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