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[510] my Government to the conspicuous gallantry and good conduct of Brig.-General L. H. Rousseau upon this hotly contested field. The manner of posting his left and of maintaining its position, renders him one of the most conspicuous lights of this war. The attention of my superiors is also called to the good conduct and gallantry of Col. L. A. Harris, of Second Ohio infantry, commanding the Ninth brigade; Colonel J. C. Starkweather, of the First Wisconsin, commanding the Twenty-eighth brigade; Col. W. H. Lytle, of the Tenth Ohio, commanding the Seventeenth brigade. These officers deserve promotion. Capt. Loomis, of the First Michigan battery, handled his battery with great success and ability. Capt. O. F. Pinney, of the Fifteenth Wisconsin battery, greatly distinguished himself during the close of the action, as did the entire brigade of Colonel Gooding, sent me from Gen. Robert B. Mitchell's division. For a favorable mention of other officers and men I refer you to reports of General Rousseau; also, to those of the Adjutant-Generals of Generals Jackson and Terrell, and Col. Webster. To my personal staff--Lieut.-Colonel J. V. Bomford, Sixteenth United States infantry, Lieut. Colonel E. Bassett Langdon, Inspector-General; Capt. J. A. Campbell, Assistant Adjutant-General; Capt. W. T. Hoblitzell, Aid-de-Camp; Lieut. S. W. Davies, Aid-de-Camp; Lieut. S. M. Hosea, Aid-de Camp; Major Caleb Bates, volunteer Aid-de-Camp; Captain N. H. Fisher, volunteer Aid-de-Camp; Captain James P. Collier, volunteer Aid-de-Camp, I return my thanks for their conspicuous gallantry and intelligence on the field of battle.

Lieut.-Colonel Bomford was wounded twice, while posting a regiment in line.

My orderlies, privates Isaac Bailey, Second Indiana cavalry; George Richardson, Thirty-fourth Illinois infantry; Avery Graham, Thirty-fourth Illinois infantry; Henry Kline, First Ohio battery; George P. Jenniss, Thirty-fourth Illinois infantry; Wm. Edwards, Second Indiana cavalry, and Henry Knowles, Second Indiana cavalry, behaved with coolness and bravery on the field, and are recommended to their superiors for promotion.

To Surgeon George D. Beebe, Medical Director of my corps, my thanks are due for his good conduct on the field, and the kind care he has taken of the wounded. Favorable mention is also made of Surgeons Marke, Tenth Wisconsin; Dixon, First Wisconsin; Williams, One Hundred and Twenty-first Ohio; Wright, Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania; Beckwith, Thirty-fifth Indiana; Sinnett, Ninety-fourth Ohio, and Fowler,----; Assistant-Surgeons Taft, One Hundred and First Ohio; Devendorf, First Wisconsin; Albright, Seventy-ninth Pennsylvania; Mitchell, Tenth Wisconsin; Reeve and Fuller, Twenty-first Wisconsin; and Shannon, Second Ohio.

Major C. S. Cotter, First Ohio artillery, chief of that arm, behaved with conspicuous gallantry and good judgment during the entire action. He was, unfortunately, taken prisoner after dark. Captain Beverly D. Williams, Acting Quartermaster, was my guide during the entire day. The battle was fought near his birthplace, and he was of inestimable service to me. Lieut. M. P. Gratz, and volunteer Aid Henry Duncan, of Kentucky, of Jackson's staff, reported to me for duty, after the fall of their gallant General. Lieut. C. C. Parsons, Fourth United States artillery, also reported to me after his battery had fallen into the hands of the enemy. He behaved with great bravery during the entire day. The loss of his battery was no fault of his. He remained with it until he was deserted by every man around him.

Captain William P. Anderson, Assistant Adjutant-General to General Terrell, also reported to me after the fall of his chief, and behaved with coolness and bravery during the day.

My casualties were very large. The nation is called upon to mourn the loss of such spirits as Jackson, Terrell, Webster, Jewett, Campbell, Berryhill, Herrell, and others, who fell upon this bloody field. A list of killed and wounded are herewith enclosed of Rousseau's and Jackson's divisions. All of which is respectfully submitted.

Alexander McDowell McCook, Major-General Commanding First Corps Army of the Ohio.

Report of Brigadier-General Mitchell.

headquarters Ninth division of the army of the Ohio, Goodnight Springs, two and one half miles from Perryville, Ky., October 9, 1862.
Captain: I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by the Ninth division in the engagement of the seventh and eighth instant, near Perryville, Kentucky:

Upon the arrival of my column, about two P. M. of the seventh, at a point on the Springfield and Perryville turnpike, about five miles from Perry-ville, I formed my brigades, under the direction of Gen. Buell, on the right and left of the road, with the batteries in position, and the men under cover. The Eighth Kansas, Lieut.-Col. Martin, and the Thirty-fifth Illinois, Lieut.-Col. Chandler, were advanced to the front, in rear of a section of Captain Pinney's Fifth Wisconsin battery, which, with the cavalry advance, had come upon the rebel outposts, and was then engaging a battery of the enemy.

A little before sunset, these regiments were advanced to the front of the battery, and engaged the enemy till dark, when they fell back to their former position. The Eighty-first Indiana, Major Woodbury, and the Twenty-fifth Illinois, Lieut.-Col. McClelland, were thrown out as pickets upon the left and front.

At daylight on the morning of the eighth, I sent forward a section of Capt. Hotchkiss's Second Minnesota battery, to relieve the section of Capt. Pinney's battery, which, under Lieut. Hill, had done such brilliant work the day before.

At two P. M. on the eighth, in obedience to orders received from Major-General Gilbert, commanding corps, I advanced my division on the road, to a point designated by Gen. Gilbert, when I formed my brigades as follows: the Thirtieth brigade, Col. Gooding, Twenty-second Indiana volunteers, commanding, composed of the Twenty-second Indiana

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