The Rebellion Record; A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc Volume 10
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ...division. Here, new batteries being opened by the enemy on our front and flank, heavily supported by infantry, it became necessary to retire, the command re-forming on the ground occupied before the advance. During this charge, which was truly heroic, our loss was severe. Several valuable officer! were killed and wounded. Generals Brown aud Clayton were each struck by spent grape, temporarily disabling the former, and General Bute and several of his staff had their horses killed, the second lost by General Bate that morning. After remaining long enough to re-form tie lines, to replenish ammunition and rest the men, the command again advanced to the corn-field mentioned above, then moved by the right flank until it formed across a ridge which extended obliquely to the front and right The enemy were still in position behind a breastwork of logs, a few hundred yards in front of us, and, General Buckner coming up, I understood it to be his wish tliat I should not then attempt to go forward, but to await orders. In the meantime a severe struggle was going on to the right and left of the field, in one corner of which, near the Chattanooga road, stood Kelly's house. About five p. M. an order reached me, by an officer of General Longstreet's staff, to move forward upon the enemy. Brown's brigade, now commanded by Colonel Cook, of the Thirty-second Tennessee, was directed to support the artillery placed in position on a hill in the cornfield to our left, and Clayton's and Bate's brigades, in the order named, advanced with a cheer and at a double-quick upon the enemy's defences. The enemy gave way, utterly routed; our men dashed over their breastworks, pursuing to the edge of the open ground or field around the "Kelly house," where we halted, ...
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