CHAP. XXVIII.] BATTLE OF PERRYVILLE, SY. 1021
moment the enemy were directing their movements against the right
flank of General Palmer's force Colonel Miller's infantry arrived, advanc-
ing in splendid line of battle, delivering a well-directed fire into the
enemy's ranks, which was followed by a skillful deployment of the right
and left to cut off their retreat. The Confederates held their ground
for thirty minutes and then fled in the wildest disorder, leaving 175
prisoners in our hands, among whom were 2 lieutenants, 2 lieuten-
ant-colonels, and a number of line officers, three pieces of artillery,
ordnance and quartermaster stores, a large amount of provisions, camp
equipage, personal effects, stand of regimental colors, and three rail-
road cars, which we destroyed. Their defeat was complete. Their loss
in killed and wounded was about 80.
The conduct of our officers and men was highly meritorious, with
numerous instances of individual bravery and efficiency.
A report in detail will be forwarded by the first opportunity.
Our loss is 5 killed, 9 wounded, 4 missing.
I have the honor to remain, yours, very truly,
JAS. S. NEGLEY,
Col. J. B. FRY, A. A. G. and Chief of Staff.
OCTOBER 8, 1862.—Battle of Perryville, or Chaplin Hills, Ky.
No. 1.—Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, U. S. Army, commanding Army of the Ohio,
including operations October 1-30, with congratulatory orders.
No. 2.—Return of Casualties in the Union forces.
No. 3.—Capt. Ebenezer Gay, Sixteenth United States Infantry, Inspector and Chief
of Cavalry, including operations October 7.
No. 4.—Maj. Gen. Alexander McD McCook, U. S. Army, commanding First Army
No. 5.—Brig. Gen. Lovell H. Rousseau, U. S. Army, commanding Third Division.
No. 6.—Col. Leonard A. Harris, Second Ohio Infantry, commanding Ninth Brigade.
No. 7.—Col. Benjamin F Scribner, Thirty-eighth Indiana Infantry.
No. 8.—Maj. Frederick J. Lock, Thirty-third Ohio Infantry.
No. 9.—Col. Joseph W. Frizell, Ninety-fourth Ohio Infantry.
No. 10.—Col. Alfred R. Chapin, Tenth Wisconsin Infantry.
No. 11.—Capt. Peter Simonson, Fifth Indiana Battery.
No. 12. —Col. George Humphrey, Eighty-eighth Indiana Infantry, Seventeenth Brigade.
No. 13.—Col. John Beatty, Third Ohio Infantry.
No. 14.—Capt. Percival P. Oldershaw, U. S. Army, Assistant Adjutant-General, Tenth
No. 15.—Capt. William P. Anderson, U. S. Army, Assistant Adjutant-General, Thirty-
No. 16.—Col. Albert S. "Hall, One hundred and fifth Ohio Infantry.
No. 17.—Lieut. Ellis E. Kennon, Ninety-eighth Ohio Infantry, Acting Assistant
Adjutant-General, Thirty-fourth Brigade.
No. 18.--Lieut. Col. Silas A. Strickland, Fiftieth Ohio Infantry.
No. 19.—Col. William B. Hazen, Forty-first Ohio Infantry, commanding Nineteenth
Brigade, Fourth Division, Second Army Corps.
*For report of Brigadiet-CtePeral Witeeler, C. S. A., see August 27-October 22,1862,