Our division, he informs me, is understood to possess the chivalric and dashing qualities --which the people admire.
With all due respect, I suggested that dash was a good thing, doubtless, but steady, obstinate, well-directed fighting was better, and, in the end, would always succeed.
W. D. B., of the Commercial, Major McDowell, of Rousseau's staff, and Lieutenant Porter, called this afternoon.
My report of the operations of my brigade at Stone river was referred to. Bickham thought it did not do justice to my command, and I have no doubt it is a sorry affair, compared with the elaborate reports of many others.
The historian who accepts these reports as reliable, and permits himself to be guided by then through all the windings of a five-days' battle, with the expectation of finally allotting to each one of forty brigades the proper credit, will probably not be successful.
My report was called for late one evening, written hastily, without having before me t
Eleventh Mississippi regiment.
To the Editors of Dispatch: Below is a list of the killed, wounded and missing of the 11th Mississippi regiment, (3d brigade,) Col. Liddell commanding.
Among the missing it is feared some have been killed, as they are still (June 3d ) unaccounted for. The battle was that of Saturday, on theNine-mile road:
Major T S Evans.
Company A--Killed: Silas Turner.
Wounded: Capt. Lowry, 1st Lt Marso, 1st Sergt McLemore, Sergt Bickham, Corp'l Heslip; privates Bridges, J R Estis, B F Griffin, H Handy, Wm Hicks, McKenny Nesbit, L D Ward, W L Young, James Hale.
Total killed 1; wounded 14.
Company B--Killed: None.
Wounded: 2d Lt T F Nealy, 3d Lt G W Moton, 1st Sergt J R Garner, 1st Corp'l B A Sims; privates Thomas Curry, R Cravens, Hickoby, Clark Johnson, H C Mon- A P Matthews, A McHenry, H McMullin, J T Sykes, W T Wells, G W Hirst, Missing: J N Legg, B F Porter.
Total killed 0; wounded 15; missing 2.