ndred and seventy-two were lost in the city of Vicksburg, and eighty-eight during the preceding campaign.
Sixty-seven of these were siege-guns and the rest lighter field-pieces.
From Tullahoma to Chickamauga, Rosecrans skilfully maneuvered his army, to encounter a check that caused a temporary halt in the Union progress.
During the first day's fierce fighting at Chickamauga, there were several interchanges of batteries — captures and recaptures.
At half-past 2 in the afternoon of September 19, 1863, the Confederates made a determined assault on the Federal right.
Hood's corps met with fearful loss from heavy artillery fire, six batteries opening with canister as the columns approached.
On they came relentlessly, but the stubborn courage of the Federal troops, now reenforced, finally drove them back.
As darkness was approaching, General Thomas, on the Union left, while re-forming his lines, was fiercely attacked, and the assault was so determined that some confusion resulted, b