Rosecrans's official report of the battle of Murfreesboro'.
--The following statistical extract from Rosecrans
's report of the battle of Murfreesboro
' is taken from the Journal of Commerce:
We moved on the enemy with the following forces: Infantry, 41,421; artillery, 2,223; cavalry, 3,296.
We fought the battle with the following: Infantry, 37,977; artillery, 2,223; cavalry, 3,200.
We lost in killed — Officers, 92; enlisted men, 1,441.
We lost in wounded — Officers, 384; enlisted men, 6,861.
Total, killed and wounded, 8,778.
Being twenty and one-third per cent.
of the forces in action.
then estimates our forces at 62,480--puts our loss down at 14,560, and claims to have whipped Bragg
in every fight of equal numbers on equal ground.
He only failed of achieving a "crushing" victory by extending his right wing too far out. They fired 2,000,000 rounds of musketry, and estimate that one ball out of 145 hit a rebel.
They fired 20,000 rounds of artillery, and believe that they put one rebel out of the fight every 27th shot.
This is the way they arrive at our loss.
His report concludes: "On the whole, it is evident that we fought superior numbers, on unknown ground, inflicting much more injury than we suffered!"