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Wounded--Privates Davis Cochran, William Nally, John Ryan, Nelson Stebbins, Clyde Wason, all severely; Corporal Richard Neville, privates Henry Conway, Thomas Conway, John Caldwell, John Canfield, Robert Davidson, Patrick Farrill, all slightly.

Missing — Warren R. Scott, drummer.

Total — Killed, three; wounded, twelve; missing, one; number engaged enlisted men, forty-two.

Co. F, Capt. E. S. Holloway, Commanding.

Killed--Privates Joseph Parish, S. B. Kidwell.

Wounded — Samuel J. Ewing, Henry Alder, Julius Goff, Chas. Edwig, M. Fredericks, Jackson Hewitt, all severely; Sergeant R. A. Gault, privates David Akins, Peter Lawrence, Wm. Joy, George A. Webb, all slightly.

Missing — James Davis.

Total--Killed two; wounded, eleven; missing, one.

Number engaged — Commanding officers, two; enlisted men, fifty.

Co. G, Capt. W. W. Munn, Commanding.

Killed--Privates H. T. Hues, Joel Strong.

Wounded--Corporals John Bridgeman, Wm. Garrett, D. W. Young, private Daniel Worthington, all severely; Sergeant II. S. Young, Corporal 11. B. Hunt, privates T. J. Gray, L Houseworth, Charles Moss, O. Stevenson, Martin Searles, M. Watts, G. Pickett, all slightly.

Missing--Private Horton Smith.

Total — Killed, two; wounded, thirteen; missing, one.

Number engaged — Commanding officers, two; enlisted men, fifty-three.

Co. H, Capt. Wm. J. Morgan, Commanding.

Killed--Private John C. Lenhart.

Wounded--Sergeant Henry S. Dirlan, Corporals Wm. II. Rosseter, Chester J. Case, privates Samuel Fishel, Harrison Moore, Wm. H. Prince, Geo. H. Tifft, all severely; Corporal Josiah Staples, privates George Clark, Jas. Cross, Aquilla Maues, all slightly; Emmer E. Rossiter mortally, since died.

Total — Killed, one; wounded, twelve.

Number engaged — Commanding officers, two; enlisted men, twenty-one.

Co. I, First Lieut. L. T. Patchin, Commanding.

Killed--Corporal J. K. Snyder, private E. Troutman.

Wounded--Lieut. L. T. Patchin, severely; private Andrew Conchain, severely; private Chas. Dougherty, slightly. Total killed, two; wounded, three. Number engaged, commanding officers, two; enlisted men, thirty-six.

Co. K, Capt. James Horner, Commanding.

Wounded--First Sergeant, Acting Lieut. H. P. Wolcott, severely; Sergeant John Orr, mortally, since died; Sergeant L. O. Smith, severely; privates A. J. Winters, severely; John Thompson, severely; Daniel Regan, slightly; Charles McEchran, slightly; J. P. Button, slightly. Total wounded, eight. Number engaged, commanding officers, one; enlisted men, twenty-three.

Total commanders killed, one; total do. wounded, two; total enlisted killed, thirteen; total enlisted wounded, one hundred and two; total enlisted missing, six. Total engaged, commanding officers, nineteen; enlisted men, three hundred and ninety-four.

Of the above list five were wounded in the engagement on Friday evening. Sergeants Titus and Houston were carrying the colors at the time they were wounded. Lieutenant Blythe, Quartermaster, was with the regiment during the engagement on Wednesday, and rendered efficient service. Both officers and men displayed great coolness and steady bravery throughout the entire engagement, performing all manoeuvres with accuracy and precision, and even when not engaged, and suffering severely from the enemy's artillery, not attempting to move until ordered to do so. Sergeant McKay, of company E, commanding the company from the commencement of the engagement, and Sergeant McMahon, temporarily in command of company II, displayed great coolness and courage, and are eminently deserving of promotion. Corporal J. P. Patterson, of the colorguard, seized the colors when Sergeant Houston fell, and bore them gallantly during the remainder of the engagement.

I have the honor to be,

Your most obedient servant,

Aquilla Wiley, Lieut.-Col. Forty-first Ohio V., Com'g Reg't.


Colonel Moody's report.

Camp near Murereesboro, Tenn., headquarters Seventy-Fourth regiment, Ohio volunteer infantry, January 5, 1863.
Brigadier-General Negley, Commanding Eighth Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland:
sir: I have the honor to report the results of the engagements of the thirty-first of December and the second of January, 1863, as affecting the Seventy-fourth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry under my command.

Col. Miller, commanding the Seventh brigade, Eighth division of the Fourteenth army corps, was pleased to assign to my command the position of the left centre of the brigade.

In the action of the thirty-first December, we were posted on the slope of an eminence facing and commanding the position held by the Rock City Guards and other regiments, composing one of the most efficient brigades of the rebel forces, under Gen. Withers. I am justly proud, sir, of my regiment. The brave and persistent men of my command promptly obeyed every order on the field of blood and deadly strife, and contributed largely to the glorious victory, which has driven the entire rebel force from their chosen field, and has placed us in undisputed possession of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Allow me, in this connection, to note the gallant action of the Twenty-first Ohio volunteer infantry, Col. Neibling, on our left, the Thirty-seventh Indiana on our right, under command of


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