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s apparent to all that their dead, left on the field out numbered ours two to one.
Their casualties, therefore, cannot have fallen many short of 20,000 in killed, wounded, prisoners and missing.
Through information derived from many sources, including the newspapers of the enemy, we engaged on Sunday the Divisions of Generals Prentice, Sherman, Hurlbut, McClernard and Smith, of 9,000 men each, or at least 45,000 men. This force was reinforced on Sunday night by the Divisions of Generals Nelson, McCook, Crittenden and Thomas, of Major General Buell's army, some 25,000 strong, including all arms.
Also, General L. Wallace's Division of General Grant's army, making at least 33,000 fresh troops, which, added to the remnant of General Grant's forces — on Monday morning amounting to over 20,000--made an aggregate force of some 53,000 men, at least, arrayed against us on that day.
In connection with the results of the battle, I should state that the most of our men who had infe