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Battle of Chickamauga. 415
In conclusion, it will be observed that the severest conflicts in which my command was engaged on the field of Chickamauga oc- curred on the evening of the igth and in the morning and evening of the 2Oth September.
On the evening of the igth my command suffered as much in three hours as during the whole day of the 2Oth September.
On Sunday my command suffered severely until the enemy's breastworks were carried in the morning, and again during the con- test for the spur of Missionary Ridge, in the evening.
My division commenced to fight in the front line on the igth of September, and fought in the front line through the conflict of both days, and at the close was far in advance of all support, as it was also at different times during the latter day.
The strength of my command and the number of casualties are hereunto appended. The lists of killed, wounded and missing in Gregg's and Johnson's brigades were forwarded on the 2Qth of Sep- tember; but no list has yet been furnished by McNair's brigade, and the aggregates are only given by Colonel Coleman, who commanded this brigade after General McNair was wounded.
I have received no report from Brigadier- Generals E McNair or Gregg.
Everett's battery fired four hundred and twenty-eight rounds.
Bledsoe's battery fired one hundred and twenty-five rounds.
Culpepper's battery fired three hundred and one rounds.
Dent's battery not reported, as it belongs to Hindman's division, though it fought with mine from about I P. M. until sunset, 2Oth September, 1863.
I forward herewith the reports of Lieutenants Everett and Wood, commanding batteries attached respectfully to Johnson's and Gregg's brigades, and the reports of Colonels Suggs, Coleman and Fulton, commanding brigades.
I am, sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
B. R. JOHNSON,