Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Lieutenant-Colonel W. A. Rankin” in chapter 1.54 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35.:

...suming the offensive, carried the contested point. There has been no grander display of courage on any field. At the same time, Colonel Wheeler did the like with the flag of the 19th Alabama; and Lieutenant-Colonel W. A. Rankin , of Mississippi, lost his life, giving a conspicuous example of determined courage to his regiment. Nelson was re-enforced by Terrell's Battery (regulars), and an obstinate struggle for the maste...
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