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[441] and left flank, enfilading the entire line, with canister and small arms. The engagement now became terrific, and the position of my brigade extremely critical. The troops, however, stood nobly to the work before them and, steadily advancing, surmounted the hill on which the enemy's breastworks were, the battery moving with the line and rendering effective service. The enemy were driven from their breastworks, and Brigadier-General Maney's brigade, coming up at this opportune moment, charged them, and the the contest was over. At daylight on Monday morning the enemy was found to have sought safety in flight, under the cover of darkness.

The report of my Provost-Marshal shows the capture of seventy-four prisoners (not including wounded men), representing twenty-two regiments, and from five States.

I annex a list of the killed, wounded, and missing of my command, which was composed, from right to left, as follows: Second Georgia battalion sharpshooters, Eighth Mississippi regiment, Fifth Mississippi regiment, Scoggin's battery, second battalion of First Confederate regiment, and the Fifth Georgia regiment.

The total effective was one thousand two hundred and eighty-six; the aggregate effective, one thousand four hundred and five; loss, four hundred and ninety; from which it will be perceived that the percentage of casualties was 34.87, and that the greatest loss was in the Fifth Georgia regiment, amounting to nearly fifty-five per cent.

I am, Major, respectfully, &c.,

John K. Jackson, Brigadier-General, commanding Brigade.

Tabular Statement of the Casualties of Jackson's Brigade, Cheatham's Division, Polk's Corps, Army of Tennessee, on the nineteenth and twentieth of September, 1863, in the Battle of Chickamauga. effective.aggregate casualties.percentage.
Brigadier-General and Staff, 5  1120.00 
Battalion of Sharpshooters,101108327 3027.77 
Eighth Mississippi regiment,3754041084 9423.26 
Fifth Mississippi regiment,22525247017529.76 
Scoggin's battery,868911111314.60 
Second battalion First Confederate regiment1811941073 8342.78 
Fifth Georgia regiment,31735327165219454.94 

John K. Jackson, Brigadier-General, commanding.

Report of Brigadier-General A. Gracie.

headquarters Gracie's brigade, in front of Chattanooga, October 2, 1863.
J. L. Sandford, Assistant Adjutant-General:
Captain: I have the honor of herewith forwarding the report of the operations of my brigade, composed of the Sixty-third regiment Tennessee volunteers, Lieutenant-Colonel A. Fulkerson commanding; Forty-third regiment Alabama volunteers, Colonel Y. M. Moody commanding; First battalion Alabama legion, Lieutenant-Colonel J. H. Holt commanding; Second battalion Alabama legion, Lieutenant-Colonel B. Hall, Jr., commanding; Third battalion Alabama legion, Lieutenant-Colonel J. W. A. Sandford commanding, on the days of the nineteenth and twentieth September, 1863:

Taking position on the evening of the eighteenth instant at Dalton's Ford, on Chickamauga River, early on the morning of the nineteenth, the brigade formed its first line of battle, facing the enemy's works near Lee and Gordon's Mill. It was exposed to the fire of the enemy's shell, wounding Lane and others of the Sixty-third Tennessee regiment. Further than this the brigade in this day's fight.

On the morning of the twentieth, the brigade was ordered to near Dyer's house on the Chattanooga road, where, again forming line of battle, it again received the fire of the enemy's shell. Between four and five o'clock p. M., orders were received to suppport Kershaw's brigade, posted to the left of the Chattanooga road. Word was sent to General Kershaw that the brigade was ready, and he ordered it to advance. Passing through Kershaw's command, the brigade found itself suddenly in the presence of the enemy, strongly posted behind breastworks of logs and rails, on the crest of an opposite hill. The fire of musketry, grape and canister immediately commenced; but, undaunted, the brigade scaled the precipitous heights, driving the enemy before it, and took possession of the hill. Holding these heights for nearly an hour, and ammunition becoming scarce, I informed Brigadier-General Preston, commanding division, that, unless supported, the brigade could not much longer hold out. Trigg's and Kelly's brigades were ordered to my relief. Though with

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