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[516] Col. George Webster, Ninety-eighth Ohio volunteers, commanding Thirty-fourth brigade.

Loss in Thirty-Third brigade.

One Hundred and Fifth Ohio, Colonel Hall.--Officers killed, two captains; wounded, two captains, one lieutenant; enlisted men killed, forty-one; wounded, one hundred and forty-four; wounded and prisoners, twenty; missing, thirteen--total, two hundred and twenty-three.

One Hundred and Twenty-third Illinois, Col. Monroe.--Officers killed, none; wounded, one lieutenant-colonel, one adjutant; enlisted men killed, thirty-five; wounded, one hundred and seventeen; missing, thirty-five-total, one hundred and eighty-nine.

Eightieth Illinois, Colonel Allen.-Officers killed, one lieutenant; wounded, none; enlisted men killed, ten; wounded, thirty-two; missing, thirteen--total, fifty-six.

One Hundred and First Indiana.--Not in action.

Parsons's Battery.--Not reported.

Loss in Thirty-Fourth brigade.

Fiftieth Ohio, Lieutenant-Colonel Strickland.--Officers killed, two captains; wounded, none; enlisted men killed, nineteen; wounded, thirty-three; missing, seventy-nine-total, one hundred and thirty-three.

Ninety-eighth Ohio, Lieut.-Colonel Poorman.--Officers killed, one lieutenant; wounded none; enlisted men killed, twenty-eight; wounded, one hundred and fifteen; missing, thirty-eight--total, one hundred and eighty-two.

One Hundred and Twenty-first Ohio, Colonel Reid.--Officers killed, one captain, one lieutenant; wounded, two; missing, one; prisoners, two; enlisted men killed, none; wounded, twenty-one; prisoners, seven; missing, six--total, forty-one.

Eightieth. Indiana, Lieutenant-Colonel Brooks.--Officers killed, none; wounded, none; enlisted men killed, twenty-six; wounded, one hundred and sixteen; prisoners, thirteen; missing, three--total, one hundred and fifty-seven.

Nineteenth Indiana Battery, Captain Harris.--Officers killed, none; wounded, none; enlisted men killed, two; wounded, thirteen; missing, three--total, eighteen.

Col. Garrard's Detachment.--Wounded, six; missing, twenty-six; prisoners, seven--total, thirty-nine.


General officers killed,3
Officers of the line killed,8
Enlisted men killed,170
Total killed,181
Officers of the line wounded,7
Enlisted men wounded,591
Total wounded,598
Prisoners of war,47
Total prisoners and missing,263
Total loss,1,042

General Sheridan's report.

headquarters Eleventh division, army of the Ohio, Camp on Rolling Fork, Six Miles South of Lebanon, Ky., October 23, 1862.
Captain: I have the honor to make the following report of the operations of my division in the action of the eighth instant, near Perryville, Kentucky.

In accordance with the instructions of the General Commanding, I directed Colonel Dan McCook, with his brigade and Barnett's battery, to occupy the heights in front on Doctor's Creek, so as to secure that water for our men. This was done very handsomely after a sharp skirmish at daylight in the morning, giving us full possession of the heights.

In about two hours afterwards the enemy advanced in considerable force through a lin of heavy timber on the eastern slope, to drive us from this position. I had, however, in the mean time, ordered forward Colonel Laiboldt's brigade, and Hescock's battery, so that I felt myself well prepared and strong enough to receive them. I then directed Col. Laiboldt to advance two of his old regiments and drive the enemy from the timber, at the same time putting the batteries in position. Colonel Laiboldt drove the enemy back down the hill and across Chaplin Creek, after an obstinate contest, in which the loss was severe on both sides. Captain Barnett, with one section of his battery, and Lieutenant Taliaferro, with one section of Hescock's battery, driving the enemy's batteries from every position they took.

About this time General McCook with his corps made their appearance on my left, and the enemy opened on him. I then advanced Captain Hescock's battery to a very good position in front of the belt of timber, where he had an enfilading fire on the enemy's batteries on the opposite side of the valley of Chaplin Creek; advancing at the same time six regiments to support him. The fire of Captain Hescock was here very severely felt by the enemy, who attempted to dislodge him by establishing a battery at short-range; but the firing of Hescock's battery was still so severe, and his shots so well directed and effective, as to force the enemy's batteries to abandon their new position in ten minutes. The enemy then placed two batteries on my right flank and commenced massing troops behind them, with the apparent intention of making an attack on that point. I then, by direction of Major-General Gilbert, reoccupied the crest of the hill. I had no sooner got into position than the enemy attacked me fiercely, advancing with great determination to my very line, notwithstanding a large portion of the ground over which they were advancing was exposed to a heavy fire of canister from both batteries. I then directed a general advance

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