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The arrangement of the forces, the number engaged, and the losses we now give.1

 Right wing, Lieutenant-General Polk: 
Walker's corps5,175
Cheatham's division7,000
Stewart's division4,398
Cleburne's division5,115
 Total infantry and artillery21,688
 Loss about4,000
 Confederate left wing, Major-General Hood: 
Johnson's division3,683
Laws's division about3,000
Trigg's brigade1,536
 Total infantry and artillery8,219
 Loss about2,000
In reserve, not engaged, 2 brigade's, Preston's3,270
 Right wing: 
Hill's corps.Breckinridge3,769
Walker's corps.Liddell4,355
 Cavalry, (Forrest's)3,500
 Of the infantry of this wing 4,749 were fresh troops. 
 Left wing: 
Buckner's corps.Preston4,078
Hindman's division6,100
Hood's corps.Johnson 
 Cavalry (Wheeler's)4,000
 Of the infantry of this wing 10,900 were fresh troops. 
 Total Confederate force, 49,162. 150 pieces of artillery. 
 Left wing, Major-General Thomas: 
Brannan's division5,989
Baird's division4,655
Johnson's division4,184
Palmer's division4,853
Reynolds's division6,268
Van Cleve, two brigades2,300
 Total infantry28,247
 Artillery about2,000
 Total, about30,247
 Federal right: 
Wood's division4,125
Barnes's brigade about1,800
Davis's division2,971
Negley's division4,349
One brigade, Sheridan's division1,373
 Total infantry14,618
 Artillery about1,000
Wilder's brigade — mounted infantry0,000

Two brigades of Preston's division, all of Breckenridge's and Hindman's, being eight brigades, forming an aggregate of 13,142 strong, were unengaged on the 19th. As to the enemy's force engaged on that day, Rosecrans, in his official report of the battle, says, “The reserve corps covered the approaches from the Chickamauga towards Rossville, and the extension of our left, and the fact, that at the close of day, we had present but two brigades which had not been opportunely and squarely in action, opposed to superior numbers of the enemy, assured us that we were greatly outnumbered, and that the battle of the next day must be for the safety of the army, and the possession of Chatanooga.”

Crittenden, in the official report of the part taken by the corps under him, attests, “the enemy appeared to have troops enough to fight us everywhere, and to fill up every interval.”

This was generous and effective testimony to the intrepidity of the Confederate soldiers and the skill of their commanders.

At the close of the day, General Polk gave orders for the adjustment of his line, and directed his headquarters to be established at Alexander's bridge, about 1,200 yards in rear of his line, as the bridge was well-known and accessible from all parts of the field.

About 9 P. M. he rode to army headquarters to report the operarations of the command under him during the day.

After the report was made, a conversation ensued between General Bragg and himself on the disposition of the various commands for the morrow. General Bragg announced that the army would be divided into two wings, the right wing to be under General Polk and the left wing to be under General Longstreet.

The distribution completed, verbal instructions were given General Polk to open the attack at daylight by the division (Breckenridge's)

1 the estimate of the Confederate forces is made from the official reports of the corps, division and brigade commanders. That of the Federal from morning reports made September 10th and September 20th, 1863. copies of which were kindly furnished by General Marcus J. Wright, war records office.

2 Gist's Brigade arrived about 10 A. M.--20th.

3 Longstreet's Report, page 375, vol. X, Rebellion Record.

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