high degree. I think I may say that the wounded of this brigade received attention second to no other brigade in the army commanded by General Bragg. I have to report the following capture of ordnance and ordnance stores: Three hundred Enfield rifles (in train); two thousand two hundred Enfield rifles, different calibres, stacked on field; total, two thousand five hundred. Sixty-nine thousand Enfield cartridges, calibre five hundred and seventy-seven (in train); thirty-five thousand Enfield cartridges issued from enemy's wagons; fifty thousand piled with small arms; total, one hundred and fifty-four thousand. Of the wagons captured this day, nine (four, horse) were secured by this brigade; one, with team, for ordnance train. Also, three wagon loads of accoutrements. Lieutenant Lake, in charge of the division ordnance train, has made the foregoing report to me. The pro rata of this capture is due to Johnson's brigade, viz.: One hundred Enfield rifles, seven hundred and thirty-three guns, different calibre, stacked on the field; total, eight hundred and thirty-three. Twenty-three thousand Enfield cartridges; eleven thousand six hundred and sixty-six issued from the enemy's wagons; sixteen thousand six hundred and sixty-seven piled with small arms; total, fifty-one thousand three hundred and thirty-three. One wagon load of accoutrements I have also to enumerate. Three brass twelve-pounder cannon; three caissons for cannon, captured on the field on Sunday evening by this brigade as mentioned in this report, one of which was hauled to the rear by Lieutenant Everett, commanding my battery, “attached.” I would also state that one of the above guns was manned by men (artillerists) from the Seventeenth and Twenty-third Tennessee regiments, and used, under direction of Lieutenant Dent, with good effect on the enemy during the four hours contest on Sunday evening. I have also to mention Ordnance-Sergeant J. F. Baxter, wounded on the field. This man is an untiring officer and faithful to his trust. The provost guard, under Lieutenants Ewing and Orr, rendered invaluable service. I am pleased to notice the conduct of Private Turner Goodall, of the provost guard, who, in the thickest of the fight on Sunday evening, seeing the men all so gallantly at work and hard pressed, came up with his gun and fought manfully through the hottest of the fight, and by words of encouragement to his fellow-soldiers and example, did his whole duty as a soldier and provost guard. The capture of prisoners by this brigade in the two days fight exceeds six hundred men and officers sent to the rear. I would also mention Lieutenant Ewing, of the provost guard, from the Seventeenth Tennessee regiment, who, finding that the officers of his company had all been placed hors de combat, asked permission and returned to take command of his company on Sunday morning. He is a worthy and promising officer. I have to report the following articles captured from the enemy, and secured by Dr. John W. Templeton for the use of the brigade: one two-horse spring ambulance, seventy dozen bandages, two pounds opium, and other medicines, one dozen sets splints. Dr. Templeton is the Hospital-Steward of the Forty-fourth Tennessee regiment. Respectfully submitted,
Report of Col. D. C. Govan, commanding brigade.
headquarters Liddell's brigade, Missionary Ridge, October 6, 1863.Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by this brigade in the recent battle of Chickamauga, on the nineteenth and twentieth of September, 1863: On the eighteenth of September, about two o'clock P. M., I, with General Walthall's brigade, forming a reserve division, commanded by General Liddell, in Walker's corps, arrived in front of Alexander's Bridge, on West Chickamauga Creek. I was ordered to move forward, supporting General Walthall's brigade in an attack to gain possession of the bridge, then held by the enemy. Walthall's brigade, moving forward, soon engaged the enemy, who occupied a dense thicket on the south side of the creek, near the bridge. After firing several volleys he hastily retreated, leaving us in possession of the bridge, which was, however, rendered useless, the planks having been removed. The brigade was not actively engaged, excepting the skirmishers, who were thrown forward on General Walthall's left to the creek, sustaining a loss of one killed and five wounded. Moving down the creek one and a half miles, I crossed at Byron's Ford, and bivouacked about one mile from the ford. Early on the morning of the nineteenth, I moved in a south-westerly direction, and halted in a position nearly opposite Alexander's Bridge. While here, awaiting orders, it was ascertained that a heavy column of the enemy was moving around to turn our right flank. Wilson's and Ector's brigades were already engaged, and were being heavily pressed. About twelve o'clock M., I was ordered to move forward to their support. Walthall's brigade, being on my right, formed line of battle facing northward. Moving forward about one-quarter of a mile, I engaged the enemy, and succeeded by a charge in driving him from his position, capturing his artillery and three or four hundred prisoners. Pursuing this advantage, I encountered his second line, which was also routed after a hotly contested fight, again leaving his artillery in our possession. I had previously been cautioned by General Liddell to look well to my left flank,
Captain G. A. Williams, Assistant Adjutant-General:
Captain G. A. Williams, Assistant Adjutant-General: