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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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Murfreesboro again
1/15/2022 1:19:08 PM




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Phil Andrade
London  UK
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Murfreesboro again
1/15/2022 1:53:58 PM
Good grief, Larry !

Look at the toll of the battle on the commanding officers of the 25th Alabama :

Lt Col, Commanding : wounded ( very slightly)

Co. A's commander : wounded

Co. B's commander : wounded

Co.C's commander : killed

Co.D's commander : killed

Co. E's commander : killed

Co.F's commander : killed

Co.G's commander : killed

Co.H's commander : wounded

Co. I's commander : killed

Co.K's commander : killed

Says it all.....if you lead, you bleed.

Regards, Phil





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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
Posts: 1430
Joined: 2004
Murfreesboro again
1/15/2022 5:17:56 PM
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Good grief, Larry !

Look at the toll of the battle on the commanding officers of the 25th Alabama :

Lt Col, Commanding : wounded ( very slightly)

Co. A's commander : wounded

Co. B's commander : wounded

Co.C's commander : killed

Co.D's commander : killed

Co. E's commander : killed

Co.F's commander : killed

Co.G's commander : killed

Co.H's commander : wounded

Co. I's commander : killed

Co.K's commander : killed

Says it all.....if you lead, you bleed.

Regards, Phil

Certainly a bad day to be a company grade officer.






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Phil Andrade
London  UK
Posts: 5408
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Murfreesboro again
1/16/2022 5:46:38 AM
Mistake on my part, Larry : I think that I failed to look at the punctuation, and assumed that the officers were posted as killed, when in fact it gives the name, and follows on with a rendition of the killed etc. Apologies ! These old articles are quite hard to read. I'll look again and make a better assessment.

Here we are.

The total regimental casualties totalled 110 : 13 killed, 80 wounded ( two of them mortally) and 17 missing. Three company commanders were killed, and one of the staff officers mortally wounded. Several other officers suffered wounds of varying severity, including the regimental commander. As for the 17 missing, a fair assumption is that several of them had been killed, too. The number of mortally wounded was also bound to increase in the following days and weeks.

The return for Bragg's entire army for the battle aggregated 10,266 : 1,294 killed in action, 7,945 wounded and 1,027 missing. The proportion of wounded to killed ( 6.14 to 1) is almost identical to that of the Alabama regiment we're discussing. I reckon that hundreds of the missing had been killed. According to Larry Daniel, some 2,000 Confederate dead were buried in mass graves at Murfreesboro.

Northern casualties for the battle : 1,677 killed in action, 7,543 wounded and 3,686 missing, a total of 12,916. The killed and wounded, according to Livermore, amounted to 223 out of every 1,000 yankees engaged, compared with Gettysburg's 212. One of the nastiest of all the war's battles.

Regards, Phil
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