Newspaper Page Text
VOL I. '
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 18G2.
j&n Counli girtttorj.
' CITY OOERNMENT.
.K.tS HCCn S5IITH, M,ltor. ,
WILLIAM 8IIANE, Jircdtr.
JOHN CllCSir.IXV, Mun),nl.
ltr tTarthtiltVf. H. Wllklnion, A. C. Tucker,
aud James A. Heeltt. .
fieri cfls MarkttioStn Cfcumbley , e-iwiVfo, first;
L. Ryun.secood ( n:id .Mm Bf iWak, third.
7'ujr jl-Mfr Williu I'rUer.. , . .
V.ivimt CuHr-cturA. B. r'luinkUud.
H'urr Tn.'; (,',U'c'r k. B. Oorietl. ,
t IVfinnrrr R. Il'-nry.
iHiir .V.iVer Thomas Loiko.
f!tlftTMnvlttt B'rHoe J. Q. t"dJ.
RitprrinliiAnt nf tht Wulf HVA. J.imes Wyutl.
'., fM Fir I-pnrtmrnl .John ST. Fecb'iry,
Mm of" ' Om'terjr T. U. itcBride.
r',y An,rn'v John McPhall Smith,
r ,A CITY COUNCIL.
' rvir.l rY Adeemm V. i. Bricn, tV-sldi-nt ; J. E.
Newman, O. A. J. WayAe! I, H.!. Prove), Wm. S Cheat,
li'u, J. C Pmltb, M. O. L. Cl iiborts, and Jus. Robb.
K.m.nn Crxtwil W. P. Jon', TretliliiLt ; William
HoWta, T. J. Ysrbroiich, Win. Prlvcr, Tl'ra. Stewart,
I Mils Ifoiijcli , W. Mullins, Jsmei Turner, 0. M. Pouth.
pate, A. J. (Xilo, Ja4. Pavif , Andrrw Anderson, J. B.
know Its, aud Jobu Oready.
tTAJiniKO cimmTTiiKii or TUi c.rv cornr.L.
' fimtnc Knnwles, Scovel aud Cole.
H'aer H'orbi -Anderson, Smith and Claiborne.
H-frli-Yarbrough,Tun.er,9outUtftlc, ffavls, Brlen,
: Ml, Chesthim and Claiborne.
IlTiur Newm io, Stewart aud Turner. .
Jr,;ji7.il Jooe, Mry field and-Sloaiu
bchfiU Choatluiin, ilajfloldand Ku iwles.
Fir VrnrhMnt Cready, r-rlver and Newmsn.
(,', liriver, Cheatham and buvis.
W!rry Pmltb, Stewart and tfewuvin.
Jlforsef 1 1 ut Roberts, btewart and Turner.
K.u JlougU, Claiborow nl Davis,
i'ofi'ue Cheatham, Brleo ard Anderson
Pjirii7 Hough, Ciilloro nnd Brlen.
K'urUnau CheMham, MnyUrl l and Knoxlus;
lntlrofemrnt$ and i'.j-j.mditum Colo, Pcovel and
Crraiy. " ' v
ii).i Pritprly-Bricn, Chwitbam a'.id Tarnw. '
IVI f. uiw Mayll 4d, Joumi ud Kobrw.
"Tlio fonid (i! Aitlirnw.-u rn'-eU tl: Tnicdya
next pruceiUug tlio reuuad auJ fourib iburclayi In
ciirh mimth, and Ibe Coaimim Couuril tli tocond
and fourth Tliciradayi !u wh rui utb.
Cop'ii Jubn Baugb.
,,tirtt Litvtmunt Win. Varbroub.
Nniil Lisuleii'iitl Joha UrIiTU.
' 1'i iurmrn Wm. .laricaon, jobn Caoud;r, Kicb Ta
vl,.Igol riiiripa, Wm. Bikur, Join Cottrell, William
l.ayo, Jotio KDijIrt, J. W. Wr!gU, Joha l'atkett,
l!obrt Scott, W . C. Fr.incil, Tlioinita Fraccm, Andrew
Joyce, I)ar!d Yatei, Hnd Cbrs Ilulltt.
. -The Tollce Court l op''urd every morning ,
clueo'tlotlc. - - - -
j COUNTY CFFICER3.
HheriJJnme M. Illutou. VrtiM Ttiiunai H 'b
non and J. K. Uucliinan.
RjUtrrVwt Oarrrtt. 1
TrtulM W. J.iH-r TiJ .or.
Ctir.tnsr S' II B'-lc!ler.
hnnyrr .John C'orbitt. 1
LVrfuM C'fii-rtur J. 11- BrHejr.
lUilroni Tux Ci.'or W. I). U'lbortanu.
CetulMe for tht S'wMIt PlWrW-.Iidin t. Gowcr
aad J. R. Nuwm a.
' COUNTY COURT.
Jurfgt Hon. Jamea WIilt-ortU.' ',
Cltrk V. Llndsley NlrUuU . ,
The Judirr'a Court meoU the Brit Monday in
i-ofli niontU.ard lb vjuartoily Court, composd of
tba Maslstratc of tbe County, la bald the ft nit Moa-
Jay iu January, Ail, July and clolwr.
JuJj4-r-Uoo. Nittli&niel Baxter. '
CWralvavid C. tore. .
tfThe Court mouU tlio Drat Monday In March
CRIMINAL COURT, -
Hon. William K. Turnor.
CUrk Chrloi E. L'lrfxont.
9Tb Court mwli tbe rat Monday lu April Ao-
nut aud Daoumlwr.
Chamertlor Hon. Saiuucl D. Frierjon.
Clerlrai MmlTJ. E. (ileavfa.
if TUtl Court mooti tbe firat Monday In Mity and
. i.o. o. r.
om r. Iltna.Omnn !ret:ry,nouivj do Hiimw
t tl'UIMllU, ItttH.
t(rnMt ltu, to. 1-M.et every T'J.-a ay fven-
f,nt their H.ill.ua the corner cf l utou in n;m
iritreela. Tho oltkuis f r the prefect term, are;
. 3. U-aueur, N 0.; J. E. Wilis, V .; J. U Weak'ey,
xretaryj t. K. ?; ala, Trouaarer.
JVutM tody. Ao. 10 MeeU Bt tin i P'
Jery Monday Evening. The o.'llcert are : K. A
pboll, N.O.; Henry Apple, V.U.; J. L, fa'k.
rttary ; B. f. Browa, Treasurer.
lymilll LoJj, !' 00 Meets at their Hall, Ou South
herry strert, every Friday kvealun. The cfilcers
e: O.C. Covert. N O.; Frink lTiunni,Vfl Jamel
tatt, tecr(itry j W. M. M Hlory, Tr- a4urer
Aorfra Lo.!, h. V, (rmif.)srce!s at the
, CI. ror.'ef of Cnion ari l Huat'uer airceU, every
t.iiiag. Theofft.-enare : Chaflea B ch,
I U.; P. rrie.lm.'sVa ; Bllter it h, S-cretary;
ItUjrlp EufaiKpntrnJ, Sc. 1 Meets at the aln ve II !1
'. tli tlrat au 1 lb rj W.v.uee.layi of em h luon'.h.
- .e udV ors are: J. F Mil . CP.; T. II MuBr'da, H P.
f. fuller, 9 W. ; 1 eler lUrrn, Jr.J W ; John f
ide, A rile; It K. Cutler, Treasurer
Owe B'umi arjni.t, t!' 4 Mtela at the
love IUI mi lt.1 aeeeud a.i 1 I 'ur'.u Wci'.tmHiay
.'Jilts cf c.w nouth. Theo'ti.vrs a e; Jti. Vk-,
P ; H'l.ry Al p.a, U I' ; I.. Uk.-r, S V,' ; IV Frd
i0, J,' Cl.Jr'.el Ku tIi. r , H,,',,..; J xt,
Daviwos CorNTV I)j:ikctort -Cuntinwf.
MILITARY QUARTERS AND OFriCEKS.
Pott fd'adfi'iartore on Iligli ilreot. (4 N''y,
JjiMrui Hcadquartori on Fummor atrivt (tr.
TotA't rfw.ik-n'-e.) V. II. ,M, Mu. IMh I'. 8. In
f miry, A. A. A. O.
PtM-rtl M'irtk'il II ad ia'HT Rt tbe Citol. A.
C. Cil'rm, Cil. lal IVnn. Iiifjiiitry.
C'iiV A-nt'nul fHartrrmitr Headqilvlura on
Clmrry ftrcct ; No. 10, (J.idx. (itron'i rci.Unc.)
Cajit. J. If. Il.ngtmm. . . ..
AMutanl tuflrrm-iifiwS'i, Cury stfm t. Cpt.
R. Plr"iuon. t . .
On ii 'rti.i.'-r Vuoi alrit-t, n r Ira.
P'llk'a ruM.'-nrn. Ciijd. K. N'. 1,'Mb.
mui Qunrhrin'i'ler "o. 37, Market ilr 'el
Capt. J. M.mic
C'k' CVfimiiKiTp 11 adquirtori', No. ID, Vino Kt.
Capt. B. Marftrty. .
fi(aiirj ulm-tnn Btnad alrect. Cad. P.
AUing Omnnimrp r,f f'w(.(fm Corttr of Broad
and Coli! alreHa. I.icul Churlra Allen.
Mtiheul trf, ti Summer atrrut. ' (fir. lord' tild
Itmdvniii.) Snr((;ori, K. Swift.
Slflkal Vumryor'i Ofic (Jbnrcli itrwt, S!.ni.lc
BuIiIUik. J. K. rimr., Surgeon, 8th Kentucky Io
fiiDtry, Actiiifr.M. dical I'urveyor. ...
P F S 1 K C T U S
Tim Vahiiwic I'Kion waa r.ninmriiod a few wcrkl
nee, for lha purpose of opvaiii tlio Boiicl A)lln-r
Ciuridt-racy, and of a-lvucating tbe retorutton of
riW,il authority, wilhoiit any aliatcmfiit, nvor all
tbe Slatn wbirii have attempted to loocdo. It boMa
aa fnonda ull who mpport, and tos all iioo.m,
the di ion of tho fiuui. U uu no watchword 'hot
(KI10M .l NATtOKAUTT.
. With relirla and trailu ha no comprmivfe lo
make Hcontco.ta for the Federal Constitution and
the Lawi m via in puMiiaaia thereof as the Sitkhmh
Law or thi l,tr, anytlilni; la tlie Cu-(l;tut'ou aut
lgirany of the StHlei to tbo coutmry tj.tUli.
It coutcnil for the Union ol the Ulu, becaoae
without tt the preservation of our libortic-s .iid iobh
Inuolit and tbe origination of aocifty It.wlf nr
wholly tmpoMible. , lberelo.-e, whaieyer itauria In
the way of crim.'ilnu out tho rchollion and rettor.nir
e Cnion mud prili, no mutter by w h;t name it be
To toe people of Teniics-.. ever renowned for their
dnvotion to Liberty and Union,, until they were be-
briiye. o mo reoui uuaHi(atii at Kienmonfi hy a per
diooi (iovomor mi I corrupt LeKi9lutur, and w ho
have felt o heavily th awitil curc of ireason aud
anarchy, we iveal for support. It the nnnf g of
roual oiiice-noiiiuri, iKiuinvr Cimnitieca, and Minute
Men, wbi have filled our bonlera with i.ionrnioir. b
fibbetted before the world. It those ambitious and
avarieioui men abo lutva plnttod our ruin for their
own agjriu'lueuient be Im-toned to tba plllurr of
name, no mutter bow Iul'Ii Lielr "ition in aocicty.
Lt be lii.i how the, refptvied defender! id
"A.uihcrn K:KhU" ara now loading marnudniK bamla
of Iree-boolora aud moHa troopi r uvor our Kt-.le, kid
napping negroes, iteuline horuM and cuttle, breakum
Into bourM, fcurniug railroad brlilirea and eura, and
miird'-rina unarmed citizen In roll blood. Let the
truth, a i lot g eacludcd tiy the Sniihero couspiratora,
uow circulaui freely throuih every nethlorniod,
and our au wM aaurediy triumph. Will not loyal
n evervwhere am ua In the ilitnlnulion of facta
and the advocacy of Free Government?
Term of Subscription in Par Funds,
Iwily Union, lincle onpy, per annum, X 00
" " clulaoften.uoh 3 CO
Trl -kiy, finjle ropy, f 00
ciulu or teu, each . 4 00
Wix'kl , a ntle copy, ao
" cliHn ot u n, t-aeh 1 ftO
SJ"AI', coinni'jnicHloin no business with lb" ( tU'je,
will be addressed lo the I".'11I.IS1U.B8 of tbel N'loX,
aud all communication to th Editor will be address.
to 8. C. MfTtCFB
Fditnrs of loyal oewnpapfrs will do us a !ret kind
oens by re-publ lulling the f irejolag or Its vubntanee
The current transaction in Tennessee for months to
sum will be biithly Interesting to all lover of their
country aud ber free Institutions, snd the columns of
the U.vio.t wilt furuisti the earliest and luoel reliable
history of these events.
UATKSi OF ADVKKTISLVG.
( riv ujisd os lshs to oomrrmrrs a kjcasi )
1 Square, 1 day, fl 00 ae,h additonaJ Insertion I to
i we'., B oo eai-n additional square 160
S " 4 60
1 month, 6 00
i ' 0 00
S " 12 00
8 " 14 00
jj m 3j no
Toy.DVIH'riSKIt3 in CKTA1L
,THK RAfJW wiu as as foixows:
Quarter Column, 1 month , ....ff 00
a " ..
. 1 month.,
a " ..
s " ..
8 ' ..
U " .,
...I " ..
i " ..
3 " .,
. 'Ot 00
, 40 00
. u 00
, go 00
. .i 00
, f5 00
, SJ 00
On Colo ni n
. ,H0 00
. 4t 00
. 70 0
. 110 00
Adtertivemeiils orcupvmu any aifci.it poiition iu
n. Ic, 0 er eolit. aditttiooal , sieeial porlliou oulside,
Id im cent.
s)T Advertiaemetils Inserted InthelXH'al Column
Cliariied at the rate of twenty reoU per due.
tbauge may be made iwl.Mlirall v heo agreed
upHi; hot every such chauxo will luvulvu extra ra
periKe, to be oal I tor by the dvert'-r.
aT" Atlrriur ereerdiMy tittpiM contracted or wi1
Itlarrlage and I'uneral tSotlti
When eleee lms live Hues, wili bu rUuryed at ths
usual avlverl'ii'g raUf.
Annou tirrninita of Cundidaiea.
Fm r i 0-u aa.i.
" rrrvrr "
Caxh reipi're I lu advtni-e for all idvertiaemeiit
uni"fcs by spoc'n: arnmeil.
v. i!. n o!, u1-ned. have th's Uy iid.'rled the
r.f.i. lo h eh tte biul nurm-ln-s Uriel' I
' ' ' MM. ( AHIKON, for the ('.... u.
JiillN' W Al LACK, 'or the
EAiivii:S,Teuu., Ju'y Vi, li.
1'nlh'slc'l l'j an A!i'it'"n rniMs.
Office on Irlntr' Alley, betwren
. I nlon and Deadcrick Mrcl.
Wr.nSL-J,!)AY MOUNfNO. NOV. .. 1SC2.
Official'' Leport 'of the Sattle
' . , . Chaplia Ililla.
li.'jurt J it ijtii (li ne, (if Alexaxdch MC
D'iwkll'IMcCook, Vomiif.ihJii' U, First
Co.yt Amvj of the Ohio.
HrAr.i.irAr.Tr.n.'t Ikt Cov.rs,
Aiimy of the Ohio,
Camp neaIi Ciiaii OnciiAiin, Oct. 18. )
CU Jul. It. Fry, Chief nf fctf ;
I liare tlie honor lo report that in cora
j.Iiaucc Vfith written instructions from
yon, dated October 7, 8 I M., and re
ceived by rne at iny tami) at Maxrille, at
2:30 A. M., on the inoruin"; of the 6ih, I
marched at 5 A. M. on tho JVrrjvilie
road. I bad but a portion of my corps
with rue, Kotisseau's aud Jackson's di
visions, the 2d division under (Jen. Kill
having been detached to marca upon
Frankfort. The 10th division, (Jen.
J ackson commanding, was entitled to the
advance, but beino- comjxiscd entirely of
new troops I ordered Gen. Rousseau's
division to take the lead. Gen. Kousseau
was ordered to march with great caution
in view of the known presence of the
enemy at llarrodsburg, and also of your
letter informing me that the enemy would
resist your advance into Terryville, and
(hat you intended to attack them that
day. Hearing reports of artillery in tho
morning, our march was hastened.
Maxville is equidistant from Harrods
burg and Terry ville tho distance, being
ten miles. My instructions rerjtiir.cd me
to advance on the l'erryville road until I
reached a point three or three and a half
miies of l'erryville, or until I came up
abreast of Gilbert's corps. The head of
my column reached tlie point designated
at 10 oO A. M. Gen. Kousseau advanced
his cavalry and a portion of his infantry
to the front in order to sec if the ground
was clear. The artillery (Loomis's bat
tery) was halted on the hill in the rear.
Gen. Iliussean soon sent me word that
Ihe enemy was reported advancing in
force on tho position asfizned my corps.
rode forward, examined the ground,
and paw a lew of tlio enemy skirmishing
with tho left of Gilbert corps. My at
tention was then directed to Gen. Gil
bert's left. I saw bis infantry in line
about four or live hundred yards to our
lit. I called Gen. i.ous.seau s atten
tion to this fact, marked out my line of
battle, and ordered him to form it. I
directed Loomis's battery to be brought
up and put in position on a commanding
piece of ground to tbe left of and stand
ing near hussell s bouse (called Clark s
on the map). I had previously ordered
Gen. Kousseau to throw forward a line
of skirmishes to examine the woods on
our left and front, and also sent Capt.
Wickliflo with his company of the 2d
Kentucky cavalry to reconnoitre tho
ground on the lo 1 1 of the skirmishers.
General Gay's cavalry was making a re
connoissance in front and toward l'erry
ville. I was then well satisfied that tho
enemy, which had engaged Gilbert's
left, had retired from the field. I then
informed Gen. Loosseau that my instruc
tions required me to report in person (o
Gen. 1'uell, and that I was about to leave
the field but would return in a short
1 had given particular instructions to
Captain J. A. Campbell, my Assistant
Adjutant General, to post Gen. Jackson a
two brigades on a commanding piece of
ground immediately to the right of the
Maxvtllc and lVrryvilIe road, to hold
(htm there iu columns so that they could
be moved in any direction occasion re
quired. I then galloped Oil' to report fo
Gen. 1'uell, whose headquarters were
about two and a half miles in rear of my
riiMit line. 1 leceiveu verbal instructions
from General I'uell to make a reeonnois-
sance to Chaplin Kjvtr. I immediately
returned lo my troops and found that
Gen. Kousseau had advanced tho line on
tho right, occupying a commanding ridge
about tight hundred yards in front and
to the left of Kussell a house, lhoeno-
my had placed three batteries in nosi
tion and were liring upon ma line. J.oo
mis' and Kimonson's batteries were re
plying. There being then no infantry of
the enemy iu sight, l sent an order lot
these batteries to ceane iiiingand eeono
mine ammunition. The command sullVr-
ing greatly for water, I repaired to make
the reeonuoissitnee toward Chaplin river,
as ordered. Having been informed by
my guide, Captain Keverly 1. Williams
Assistant Quurlci mauler en Gen. Jack-
Bou's stajl', and also by Col. L. A. Han is
commanding Uih Ki igade, that by iimv
in;; a short distance to (he. left ot the
l'errvville road, 1 could get hih com
manding ground for a p'jrtiion of my
line, I went forward in portion, alter bav
I ni ordered a portion of (tie .'M Oliio in
to I he w oods ou I lie i Ll, as (kiriuixlict 8,
to ascertain if any of the cm my va
present in that vicinity, lo a point over
looking and within COO yards of Chap
lin Kiver. I then sent for Gen. Jackson
and Terrill, showed them the water,
marked their line of battle, ordered a
battery to be posted on the lino with
Strong supports. General Terrill wag
ordered to advance a body of skirmish
ers cautiously down the slopes of the hill
to the water, as soon as his line was
formed. During my presence on the
ground, no enemy was seen, save some
cavalry on tho opposite hills across tho
river, who, I supposed, were threatening
my train in the rear. A few well-directed
shots from Stone's 1st Kentucky Cat
tery, poged the left and rear of this
position, but (hem lo tlight.
Not being apprehensive of au attack, 1
left (his position and moved toward tho
right of tho line. This was about 1:30
P. M., in the day. At 2 P. M., an attack
was mado by the enemy on the skirmish
ers of trfo 3.5d Ohio. I then ordered tho
remainder of tlm regiment, under Lieut.
Col. Moore, lo support I ho line, also the
2d Ohio to support Ihe 33d. My line ot
battle at this moment was formed as fol
lows: the right of Kousseau's division
resting near a barn on Jhe right of the
Maxville and l'erryville road, extending
to the left on a commanding ridge, through
a cornfield (the corn being cut aud shock
ed), to tho nkirt of woods occupied by
the 2d and 33d Ohio; the right of Tcr
rilf 8 brigade of Jackson's division rest
ing on some woods running along to Die
left on tho commanding' ground, over
looking a portion of Chaplin Kiver to the
north, the left forming a crotchet to the
rear in order to occupy Ihe high ground
on his left and rear.
Starkweather's brigade and Stouo's and
Push's batteries ot Kousseau's division
were posted to the left and rear of Jack
son's left, on high, commanding ground.
Webster's brigade of Jackson's division
was posted lo the left of Kussell's house,
and in Ihe rear of the centre of Kous
seau's line on tho right. Tho attack on
my line now became general. My at
tention was directed principally to the
left, where the attack was most fiercely
made. I had no apprehension about my
right, as it rested near Gilbert's left. A
fierce onset being made on Terrill's brig
ade, and Gen. Jackson being killed at tho
first fire, this brigade in a few moments
gave way in confusion. Gen. Terrill did
everything in the power of man lo steady
At this juncture 21.,' P. M. seeing
that I was assailed by at least three times
my number, I despatched my Aide-de-Camp,
First Lieutenant L. M. Hosea,
JOth U. b. Infantry, to General bhendan,
commanding Gen. Gilbert's left division,
to request him to look to my right to see
that it was not turned. At ii P. M. I
despatched Captain Horace 51. Fisher, of
my stall', to Ihe nearest commander of
troops, for assistance. He lirst met Gen.
Schoepir, marching at the bead of his di
vision, and reported my condition to
him- General .Schoep!l' expressed a de
sire to come up, and stated that he was
moving to the front for some purpose, and
requested Captain Fisher to see General
Gilbert, who was riding with the column.
Captain Fisher then reported to General
Gilbert that my entire command was en
gaged, that the reserves were all in line,
and the safety ot my corps was compro
mised. General Gilbert referred him to
General 1'ucll, to whom this ollicer re
At J r. M. I also despatched another
aid, Captain V, T. Hoblitzell, to General
,Shoeplf commanding the 1st Division and
reserve of Gilbert's corps, or tho com
mander of the nearest troops in rear, to
inform him of my condition and ask for
I remained in rear of my left centre
until I saw the enemy's right completely
routed and driven back by the gallant
brigade of starkweather, go admirably
posted for the work they performed so
well. 1 then galloped to the right of the
line, but only in time to see it turned by
a large force ot the enemy. I then or
dered Colonel Webster, of the IBth Ohin,
to move his troops to the right and repel
this attack, it possible, and it was in
obeying this order that this gallant olli
cer received a mortal wound. Keturning
to Kussell's house, I ordered my Chief of
Artillery, Jlajor C. S. Cotter, to bring up
a section of artillery, to stop their ad
vance. This was done promptly ; the
guns wero well handled, but could not
stop this determined attack.
At this time the right of Kousseau's
line was also compelled to fall back, to
avoid being enveloped by the enemy. 1 he
enemy placed a battery in the open lield
near Bottom s barns, about 8UO yards
from Kussell's house. The fire from this
battery was so heavy that the point Dear
Kussell s house could not be field. Loom
is's battery, having exhausted all its long
range ammunition, bad been retired from
its position in the afternoon, to a com
manding ridge about IdO yards in rear
of Kussells house and on the tight o
the' l'erryville road, supported by thres
companies of the Michigan Mechanics
xud l'.iigineers, commanded by Major
Hopkins. I ordered Captain Loo mi to
reserve his canister for Close work. This
battery opened fire and repulsed this
wicked attack tor tlie lirst time. I theti
went to the point w here ihe I)i xievillo
and SprinlioM road crosses the MaxviUa
and lYnywile. road.
Near tin point I met Capt. lloblitzell
with a brigade of Gen. Kobert U. Mitch-
el's division, coming lo reinforce us. This
irigado was commanded by Col. Good-
ng, ol t lie i'Ja Indiana, and consisted of
us own regiment, the 5'.?!h and T.jth Illi
nois, and Captain O. F. Finney's ."th Wis
consin Battery. I ordered tbe nostinirof
his infantry, and then placed Captain
Finney's Batter in position near the
cross-roads and in a email skirt of tim
ber (o the right. Gooding's attack, as
sisted by Finney's Battery, drove back
the enemy and reoccupied the position of
Kussell's house. In this attack, Colonel
Gooding's gallant brig.tdo lost in killed
and wounded 4'.)'J men, almost one-third
of his force. At this moment. Brigadier
General James Steadinan reported to ma
with his brigade of Shicplf's division. It
ia I grow n nearly dark, llepos'ed his bat
tery on the right of Finney and opened
I conducted his brigade to a position
on the right and front of these batteries.
The two battalions of Ihe 1 regulars,
under 5Iaior Frederick Townsend, were
posted on a commanding ridge in an open
lield, the right resting on a wood, the Sth
Ohio on the right of Townsend, the right
resting on afield. 'The other regiments
of this brigade were in second line and
supporting the batteries. The line of
Stedman's brigade was about 200 yards
to tlie rignt ana rear of Kussell s bouse.
Uy this linio it was dark, and the liring
ceased on bom sides. 1 remained m
front of Stedman's line until 9 P. M.,
when I rode to tho left and found .that
the line there had been retired by
General Kousseau. Believing that the
enemy would renew the attack at day
light, I ordered him to throw his lino
back, with his left resting on the 5Iax
ville and l'erryville road, and Ihe line
extending to the riijht on commanding
ground to the left of Stedman's brigade.
J.hl9 movement was executed about 12
o'clock at night. . . . i
U hen Gen. jLerrill s brigade gave way,
portion of his troops fell back wifh
dm to the position occupied by Stone's
and Bush's batteries, and at this point,
when in the act ot rallying his broken
troops, at 4 o'clock P. 51., he was struck
in the side by a fragment of a shell,
carrying away a portion of his left lung.
lie died at 11 r. M.
When Terrill's brigade cave way,
seven guns of Parson's 8-gun battery fell
into the hands of the enemy. At 0 P.
51., four of the guns of Harris's 10th In
diana were also taken by the enemy.
Ihe posting of Starkweather s brigade,
Stone s and Bush s Batteries saved my
eft and secured to us the Maxville road
upon which stood our entire ammunition
train and ambulances. The ground to
tho right of this road being rough and
rugged, prevented the train being taken
oir the road and parked.
I previously stated that the liring on
both sides reased at dark. The enemy
posted their pickets about fifty yards
from ours, but the main body escaped
during the night, and with such precipi
tation th'U they left their dead and
wounded, and could not carry the guns
captured from the new batteries Irorathc
field. Ihe guns were all secured next
morning except two Napoleon guus of
Parson's Battery, that were kindly ex
changed by the enemy for two 0-pound
The enemy retreated across Chaphn
Kiver lo the Harrodsburg turnpike, about
one-half mile distant from the battle
field, thence to Harrodsburg.
Ihe battle field was a chosen one of the
enemy, ihey marcued from llarrods
burg to give our army battle, at or near
Perryville. Tho ground upon which the
battle was fought was very much broken
by hilU and deep ravines, which ottered
every facility to them to conceal their
troops. The bin lis and dry channels of
Chaplain Kiver and Doctor's Fork, also,
gave the enemy every advantage for con
cealing and massing large bodies ol'
troops. I was assailed by at least three
divisions. I have since been reliably in
formed that General 1'ragg commanded
the enemy in person, and that Polk's anJ
Hardee's corps wero present upon the
Thus ends my account of the part ta
ken by my corps in the battle of Chaplin
Hills, the bloodiest battle of modern
times, for the number of troops enga?ed
on our side. Kousseau bad present on
the field seven thousand men, Jackson
five thousand live hundred. The bri 'ado
of Gooding amounted lo about litteen
hundred. The battle was principally
fouzht by Kousseau s division, and ll
there are, or ever were, belWr s ddiers
than the old troops engaged, I bav neith
er seen nor read of them. Great dis
crimination must be eiercisedin miking
a perfectly fair statement, respecting the
conduct of the new levies. Lxposed, as
some of thorn were, lo a terrific lire at
the onset of tbe enemy, it would be ex
traordinary to expeJ of them the steadi
ness sad composure of veterans. It was
also clearly perceptible that the resolu
tion and obstinate resi stance di-'lavd
by the old troop in the same brigade, or
I in close proximity, had a salutary eilect
. in animating and eccourainz l ew
I tr-xip. For instance, in the 9th brigade,
wheru the 2d and :ttd Ohio, :1tI h 1 n i l -
ana, aad lnh Wisconsin fought o weli,
I was proud to see tlie 91th and .Mh
Ohio vie with th.-ir brethren in d.-ed of
Commander have found occasion I r
severe reflection o:t individuals, whose
conduct did not entirely justify the con- '
fidence reposed in them by their HI to
and country. These cases, happily but
few, compel me the more strongly t
awaken the attention of our snthotilien
lo a mote rigid and careful selection of
oRlccrs, who may join to tht ir other quali
fications (he essential ones of conrsga
and honor. . ,
The material of the new levies i.t evi
dently as good as in the old regiment n.
My apology for the misbehavior of soma
of them is want of discipline and 'c'on-
hdcncein the field and lino oflicets,
If it were not a great pleasure, inr
duty compels me to call the attention, of
my superiors and tay Government to
the conspicuous gallantry and good con
duct of Brig. Gen. L. II. Kousseau, upon
this hotly contested Held. Tlie manner
of posting his k it and of maintaining it
position renders him one of the most
conspicuous lights of this war. The at
tention of my superiors is also called to
the good conduct and gallantry of Col.
L. A. Harris, of Ihe 2d Ohio Infantry,
commanding the 9th brigade; Col. J. C.
Starkweather, of the 1st Wisconsin, com
manding t'e 28th brigade ; Col. W.: II.
Lytle, of the 10th Ohio, commanding the
17th brigade. These o(!icrs deserve pro
motion. Capt. Loomis, of the 1st Michi
gan battery, handled bis battery with
jrreat success and ability. Captain O. F
1 urney, of the loth Winconsin battery.
greatly distinguished himself during tlio
close of the action, as did tho entire
brigade of Colonel Gooding, Sent me
from Kobert P. Mitchell's division.' For
a'lavoraMo mention ot other olilcers and
men, I refer vou lo renorls of General
Kousseau; also, to those of the Adjutant
Generals of Generals Jackson, Terrill,
and Colonel Webster. To my personal
Lieut. Col. J. V. Bom ford, Kith U. it.
Lieut. Col. h. Basset Langdon. Inspec
tor General. , .
Capt. J. A. Campbell, Assistant Adj't
Capt. W. T. lloblitzell, Aid-de-camp.
Li t ut. S. W. Davies, ' " "
IJetit. S. 51. Hosea, '..
Major Caleb Bates, Vol. . '
Capt. II. N. Fisher, " "
Capt. Jas. P. Collier, " "
I return my thanks for their conspicuous
gallantry and intelligence on the field f
battle. . ; .-l
Lieut. Colonel Bom ford was wounded
twice, while posting a regiment in line.
My orderlies, privates Isaac Pailcy, 2d
Indiana cavalry ; Geo. Richardson, 31th
Illinois infantry; ATery Graham, ;Mth
Illinois infantry; Henry Kline, 1st Ohir
battery; George P. Jenniss, 31th Illinois
infantry; Wm. F.dwards, 2d Indians,
cavalry; snd Henry K no wlos, 2d Indiana,
cavalry, behaved wilh coolness and brav
ery on the lield, and are recommended lo
their superiors for promotion.
To Surgeon George I). Beebe, 5fedieal
Director of my corps, my thanks are due
for his good conduct on tho field, Ttnd
tho kind care be has taken of the wound
ed, l'avorabio mention is also maun or
Surgeons 5Iarke, 10th Wisconsin ; Dixon,
lt Wisconsin; Williams, 121st Ohio;
Wright, 79th Pennsylvania ; Beckwith,
35th Indiana; Sinnett, 91th Ohio; And
Fowler, ; Assistants Surgeons Taft,
101st Ohio; Devendorf, 1st Wisconsin ;
Albright, 79th Pennsylvania; Mitchell,
10th Wisconsin ; Keeve and Fuller, 21st
Wisconsin, and Shannon, 2nd Ohio. .
5Iajor C. H. Cotter, 1st Ohio Artillery,
Chief of that arm, behaved with conspic
uous gallantry and good judgment dur
ing the entire action. He was, unfortu
nately, taken prisoner after dark. Capt.
Beverly i). Williams. A. ). ."I ., was my
guide during the entire day. The battle
was fought near his birthplace, and h
was of iuesfimabli) service to me. Lieut.
M. P. Grata and Volunteer Aid Henry
Duncan, of Kentucky, of Jackson's stalf,
reKrted to me for duly, after tlie fall of
theirgallant General. Lieot. C. C. Par
sons, 4th U. S. Artillery, also reported to
me after bis battery bad fallen into tlie
hands of the enemy. He behaved with
great bravery during the entire day. The
Ion of his battery was no fault of hin.
He remained with it until he was deserter!
by every man around him.
Captain William P. Anderson, Assist
ant Adjutant General lo General Terrill,
also reported to me after the fall of hi
i chief, and behaved w ith
. bravery during the day.
My casualties were very large. Tb
nation is called upon to mourn the lossoC
such spirits as Jackson, TVrrill, Webster,
Jswett, Campbell, Berryhill, Ilerrell, and
others, who MI upon this bloody field.
A list of killed and wounded am here
with inclosed of Kousseau's snd Jack
son's divisions. All of which is respect
Ai.kxasi.bh McDoweu, M'-Cook,
Maj. Gen. Comd'g 1st Corps Array of tba.
A youriK lady went (o Wash jHtou
several weeks ao, to visit l.er 1 unhand,
w ho. is in (he army, an i while stopping
at a hotel, she observed that tl e blanket
upon the bed had rall.er a fa' miliar look,
a:ol on examination discover .( )u.r owu
mine on the margin, and re foj-rji.j them
a li e name she l ad sent ' lt.r Imsband
s imeiiuoi previous, but w , i e tt lie bli