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Page 7 Chapter XLIII. ACTION AT PHILADELPHIA, Tennessee

LOUDON, October 20, 1863.

The artillery officer, when I last saw him, reported to me that [we] had fired our last round. I ordered him to follow me, and if he could not bring in his pieces to abandon them. I do not think the guns will get in. Most of the cannoneers are killed, I think. The artillery officers are here, and will report in a few minutes.

About 50 of the prisoners have just come in; there will be more in soon. I am pretty sure we have from 300 to 400 of them prisoners.

WOLFORD,

Colonel.

General BURNSIDE.

ADDENDA.

Return of Casualties in the Union forces engaged at Philadelphia, Tennessee, October 20, 1863.

[Compiled from nominal list of casualties, returns, &c.]

Captured

or

Killed. Wounded. missing.

Command. Offic Enlis Offic Enlis Offic Enlist Aggre

ers ted ers ted ers ed men gate

men men

1st Kentucky Cavalry -- -- -- -- 3 124 127

11th Kentucky Cavalry -- 1 -- 3 1 88 93

12th Kentucky Cavalry 1 1 -- 13 -- 97 112

45th Ohio (mounted) -- 4 1 8 3 131 147

Infantry

Total 1 6 1 24 7 440 479

Officers killed or mortally wounded.-Major Julius N. Delfosse, Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry; Captain Comfort E. Stanley, Forty-fifth Ohio (mounted) Infantry.


No. 4.

Report of General Braxton Bragg, C. S. Army, commanding Army of Tennessee, with congratulatory orders.

CHICKAMAUGA, October 21, 1863.

The following dispatches received from Major-General Stevenson:

CHARLESTON, Tennessee, October 20,[1863.]

The cavalry under Morrison and Dibrell attacked the enemy's cavalry in force at Philadelphia to-day, capturing about 400 prisoners, their artillery, small-arms, camp equipage, &c. Our loss nothing. They are in pursuit of the enemy, who are completely routed.

CHARLESTON, Tennessee, October 21,[1863.]

The enemy were pursued to their defenses at Loudon. Arrived there after dark. The force there not known. Their loss is 700 prisoners, 50 wagons loaded with stores, 10 ambulances, 6 pieces of artillery, a lot of horses, mules, and other property.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

General S. COOPER.


Page 7 Chapter XLIII. ACTION AT PHILADELPHIA, Tennessee

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