The brigades of John C. Brown
(wounded in action) and Jones
, of Anderson
's division, and S. A. M. Wood
were on the left of Cheatham
's brigade was in reserve, until toward the close of the day it went to the support of Cheatham
Forming on his extreme right, Liddell
took the enemy in flank, and inflicted great slaughter upon the left of Rousseau
The cavalry commanded by Gens. Joseph Wheeler
and John A. Wharton
rendered most conspicuous service.
The charges led by General Wheeler
on the left, and by Wharton
on the right, were as gallant and effective as any made during the war.
's losses were, killed, wounded and missing, 4,241, and the total loss of Bragg
's army was 3,212.
This loss attests the severity of the battle.
, of the Federal
army, referred to it in his report as the ‘bloodiest battle of modern times, for the number of troops engaged on our side.’
, ascertaining that Buell
was heavily reinforced during the night, retired the next morning to Harrodsburg
, where he was joined by Major-General Smith
, and thence to Bryantsville
, where he remained until the 13th, affording ample time to Buell
Instead of that, the latter occupied himself in destroying mills from which General Bragg
had been drawing breadstuffs.
The Confederate army was not strong enough for an offensive campaign, and disappointed in recruiting his strength in Kentucky
, General Bragg
retired by way of Cumberland Gap
to middle Tennessee
The army had on this campaign captured more than 12,000 prisoners (Gen. John Morgan
captured 2,000 additional, and General Forrest
, operating in Tennessee
, over 7,000), 30 pieces of artillery, 17,000 small-arms, with ammunition, wagons, teams, and an immense amount of supplies and clothing for the troops.
was ours, north Alabama
and middle Tennessee
had been recovered, and