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[497] the right of the Thirty-ninth Ohio regiment, and thus regain his position in line, which he did at double-quick, arriving in time to open his fire with the balance of the regiment.

Capt. Brown, company B, on the extreme left, I should have stated before, went out with twelve men and brought in one of the enemy's caissons under a sharp fire. He was cool and daring during the whole fight.

Captain Christopher E. Smith, company C, was severely wounded in the leg, but refused to go to the rear until the fight was over and the victory won. He displayed rare gallantry and ability. Capt. George W. Fitzsimmons, and Lieut. Wm. H. Cherry, company E, were both wounded, but fought bravely to the end.

First Lieut. Nesbit Comly, commanding company F, was stunned by a blow on the head, but joined again in the fight almost immediately.

Lieut. John W. Browning, commanding company G, was wounded three times before leaving the field.

Capt. Oscar L. Jackson, company H, a young officer of great promise, was severely, and, it is feared, mortally wounded. He held his company in perfect order until two thirds of his men were killed and wounded.

First Lieutenant Wm. Cornell, commanding company I, was perfectly cool, and exhibited the finest qualities of an officer during the entire day.

First Lieut. James A. Gilmore, of same company, wounded in the hip, but, insisted that the men more severely wounded should be cared for first. His conduct during the fight was most gallant.

First Lieutenant W. W. Mason, company C, behaved with coolness and bravery during the fight.

Capt. James McFadden, company K, just promoted, an earnest and intelligent officer, by his coolness and daring exercised an almost singular control over his men. He fell mortally wounded, dying the death of a patriot and brave man. Second Lieut. S. W. Cunningham, same company, behaved bravely and well. He was severely wounded in the face.

Captain Otis W. Pollock, Acting Adjutant, rendered effective and gallant service during the day.

Assistant-Surgeon A. B. Monahan, acting surgeon, was knocked from his horse in the morning, by a piece of shell striking him near the eye. He soon recovered from the shock, and when I visited the hospital, at nine o'clock P. M., I found of the ninety of my wounded men that had been brought in, every one had been dressed, laid upon cots, and tenderly cared for by him.

Acting Assistant-Surgeons Marsh and Arnold were ordered to report to me on the field. I did not see them, and don't know what service they rendered.

First Lieut. Holly Shirman, A. Q.M., rendered most effective service during the days named in the report. On the day of the battle he was frequently under fire, and wherever duty called, there he was found.

Chaplain Benj. St. James Fry deserves especial mention, for his zealous and intelligent efforts in providing comforts, and caring for the wounded. His labors have only been limited by the powers of his physical endurance.

If space permitted, I should be glad to mention, by name, the dead and living non-commissioned officers and privates who distinguished themselves for gallantry and soldierly bearing during the battle.

Early on the morning of the fifth instant, I joined with my command in the pursuit of Van Dorn's and Price's armies; marched sixteen miles, and bivouacked near Widow Wright's. On the sixth, continued the pursuit, marching sixteen miles; bivouacked at “Crumm's Mills.” The road was strewn with arms, ammunition, camp equipage, wagons, etc., showing that the armies of the enemy were perfectly “stampeded.”

On the seventh, again in pursuit before day-light, marching through Jonesborough, and, late at night, reached a point near Ripley.

I have the honor to enclose, herewith, a list of the killed, wounded, and missing. Deing ordered in pursuit so soon after battle, prevents me from making it as complete and full as I could have wished. The result shows, twenty-four killed, one hundred and five wounded--eight mortally — and three missing, or forty-eight per cent of the entire number taken into action.

I am, Captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. W. Sprague, Colonel Commanding. Captain W. H. Lathrop, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General of Colonel J. W. Fuller, Commanding First Brigade, Second Division, Ar my of the Mississippi.

General Ord's official report.

hospital near Pocahontas, Oct. 5--6 P. M.
Major-General U. S. Grant:
I joined the column and took command at half-past 7 o'clock this A. M., and found that Gen. Hurlbut had driven in the enemy's videttes, and had skirmished considerably in the afternoon of the fourth. I also found that he made excellent arrangements for the advance of to-day.

About half a mile from our camp of last night the enemy began to dispute our advance, first with cavalry, to which their infantry and artillery in force were soon added. The road, narrow and winding, through swamp and jungle, and over precipitous ridges, across which, at times, the artillery was with difficulty dragged by hand, was one of the most dangerous to attempt in the face of an enemy I have ever seen. They took advantage of every swamp and jungle for their infantry, and every ridge for their artillery, from which we successfully drove them, generally at the double-quick, for five miles to and across the Hatchie, at Davis's bridge, over which and up the steep beyond we pushed them so rapidly that they had not time to burn the bridge. In driving the enemy we took two batteries, and have them, and at the river captured two or three hundred prisoners, among whom are field-officers and an aid-de-camp to Gen. Van Dorn, who commanded

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