n hundred and four missing; total, two thousand three hundred and twenty-six.
The rebel loss was seventeen hundred and fifty killed, three thousand eight hundred wounded, and seven hundred and two prisoners; total, six thousand two hundred and fifty-two.
At the time of the battle the enemy's loss was known to be severe, and was estimated at 5,000; the exact figures were only obtained, however, on the reoccupation of Franklin by our forces, after the battles of December 15 and 16, at Brentwood Hills, near Nashville, and are given as follows: Buried upon the field, 1,750; disabled and placed in hospital at Franklin, 3,800; which, with the 702 prisoners already reported, make an aggregate loss in Hood's army, of 6,252.—Thomas's Official Report.
The later rebel estimates do not place their loss at less than 5,000 or 6,000. Six general officers of the enemy were wounded, five killed, and one was captured.
The unusual disparity in the losses was of course occasioned by the fact tha