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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...those left by them was one commissioned officer. All the killed and wounded of my command were brought from the lield. I have the honor to be, most respectfully, your obedient servant, JOHN S. JONES, Colonel, Commanding 17 ith Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Maj. John O. Cravens. Headquarters 174th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Murfreeisborough, Trnn., December 8, 1864. Colonel: In obedience to orders, I have the honor to submit the following report of the part taken by my command in the engagement with the enemy on Wilkinson's pike, on December 7,1804: In obedience to orders, my command moved out on the Salem pike, crossed Stone's River bridge, and, by direction, formed in double column, at half distance, 'in the field to the left of the line of battle.' Remained in this position until the receipt of orders to move by the right flank. On reaching the woods I deployed my command into line, it being difficult to move through the woods in double column. On reaching the hill, where we were opened upon by the enemy's guns, my command was formed in line of battle in the edge of the woods to the left of our artillery. I threw skirmishers well to the front in the corn-field and in a skirt of timber to my left, with a view of picking off the enemy's cannoneers, lieinained in this position until received orders to move to the right. In the execution of this movement I was directed by the general commanding to move in line 'faced to the rear,' and then by the left flank, in order that the rising ground in our front might conceal the movement to the right from the enemy. In the formation of the line of battle near the pike my command formed the left center of the brigade. One company (Company E, Capt. George Campbell) was thrown out as...
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