General S. B. Buckner of the battle of Chickamauga.
headquarters near Chattanooga, November 11, 1863. Colonel Sorrel, Assistant Adjutant-General Longstreet's Corps.
Colonel,—I have the honor to submit, in connection with the reports of my subordinate commanders, the following synopsis of the military movements of Buckner's corps on the 18th, 19th and 20th September, 1863:
The corps consisted of the division of Major-General A. P. Stewart, which was composed of Johnson's Brown's, Bates's and Clayton's brigades, and of the division of Brigadier-General William Preston, composed of the brigades of Brigadier-General Gracie, and of Colonels Trigg and Kelly, of a battalion of artillery to each division, and a battalion of reserve artillery, under Major S. C. Williams, Brigadier-General Johnson's brigade having been detached several days before, by orders from army headquarters, was engaged under its gallant commander under the orders of another corps commander, and did not rep
c. 31, ‘62, College Hospital, Murfreesboro, Sept. 30, ‘63, Hurricane Springs Hospital, Sept. 31, ‘63, 6th Kentucky Regiment, Oct. 31, ‘64, 4th Kentucky Regiment.
Passed Board at Columbus June ‘62, Headquarters A. T., Dec. 29, ‘63. April 30, ‘64, Bates' Escort.
Eldridge, E. J., Surgeon.
Sept. 30, ‘63, Cobb's Georgia Legion, Headquarters A. T., Oct. 19, ‘63.
Relieved with Cobb's Georgia Legion and ordered to report to General Howell Cobb.
Edmonds, W. F., Assistant Surgeon. Sept. 30, Oct.y Secretary of War May 30, ‘63, to rank from Nov. 25, ‘62, report to General Bragg.
Weedon, H. M., Surgeon, com'd Feb. 17, ‘62. Dec. 31, ‘62, 4th Alabama, Jan. 31, ‘62, Senior Surgeon Breckinridge's Division, 4th Florida. March 31, ‘64, Chief Surgeon Bates' Division.
Webb, Geo. M., Surgeon.
Nov. 21, ‘62, passed A. M. B., Chenault Cavalry.
Appointed by Secretary of War May 30, ‘63, to rank from 27th Nov. ‘62, report to Gen. Bragg.
Welsh, H. M., contract $1
ant William N. Causey, dead.
Fourth Sergeant George J. Smith, wounded at Haw's Shop, 28th of May, 1864; died 17th of June.
First Corporal Samuel W. Phillips, captured at Aldie, June 17, 1863.
Second Corporal James B. White, promoted to quartermaster, dead.
Third Corporal Joseph B. Herbert, wounded March 17, 1863; died since the war.
Fourth Corporal Gilbert Phillips, dead.
Ayers, Samuel, dead; Armistead, R. T.; Allen, Thomas, killed at Todd's farm May 8, 1864; Bains, J. J.; Bates, John Q., dead; Causey, C. H., dead; Causey, James C.; Crandol, T. J.; Cooper, Charles H., killed at Williamsburg, May 5, 1862; Cooper, James, dead; Davis, Robert A.; Davis, Louis F., died of wounds; Elliott, H. H., dead; Elliott, Robert E., dead; Ethridge, Leonidas; Edders, W. B.; Fitchett, William; Garrett, George, dead; Hawkins, Richard, dead; Hudgins, R. S.; Herbert, Thomas T., dead; Ham, Jacob C. died of wounds received May 21, 1864; Hudgins, Andrew J., dead; Ivy, William; Joynes, John
and telegraph lines, between Nashville and Murfreesboroa, and on the 3rd and 4th of December, he captured three stockades, as well as a train of cars on the Chattanooga railroad, and reported two hundred and sixty prisoners. So secure, indeed, did Hood now feel, that, on the 4th, he ordered Forrest to move with two divisions of cavalry, nearly his entire force,
The enemy still holding Murfreesboroa with some 6,000 troops, Major-General Forrest, with the larger portion of the cavalry and Bates's division of infantry, was sent there to see if it was practicable to take the place.—Hood to Beauregard, January 9, 1865.
On the morning of the 4th I received orders to move with Buford's and Jackson's divisions to Murfreesboro—Forrest's Report, January 24, 1865. and a division of infantry, against Murfreesboroa, thirty miles away.
Forrest started on the morning of the 5th, and Thomas's cavalry force was then far superior to that which remained with Hood.
On the 4th, the enemy exten