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and drive the enemy from our important country in western Alabama, middle Tennessee and Kentucky. A small division of troops was sent from Tupelo to the department of East Tennessee, then commanded by Maj.-Gen. E. Kirby Smith, and later, Smith was further reinforced by the brigades of P. R. Cleburne and Preston Smith. On the 16th of August, 1862, the army of Kentucky, commanded by Maj.-Gen. Kirby Smith, crossed the Cumberland mountains into the State of Kentucky; and on the 27th and 28th of August, General Bragg crossed the Tennessee river, after which the army of Tennessee took up its march over Walden's ridge and the Cumberland mountains for middle Tennessee. It was found upon reaching that territory that the main forces of the Federal army had been concentrated at Nashville, which was strongly fortified. A demonstration was made against that point, and Bragg's army was thrown rapidly to Glasgow, Ky., reaching there on the 13th of September. In the meantime, on the 30th of
n reserve, and although exposed to heavy shelling from the enemy's batteries, sustained no loss. After this the brigade marched to Manassas Junction, arriving there on the 26th of August, advanced in line, and soon came in sight of the enemy. Gen. Stonewall Jackson riding up with a battery, ordered General Archer to support it, and the enemy was soon broken and forced to retreat toward the railroad bridge of Bull run. In this action Archer reported a loss of 4 killed and 17 wounded. August 28th the brigade marched through Centreville, up the Warrenton turnpike, and across Bull run, and formed in line nearly parallel with the railroad cut. When the engagement opened, about 5 p. m., Archer moved forward to support the batteries, and remained under a heavy fire of shot and shell until twilight. The next morning he was posted on the extreme left of Hill's division. At 3 p. m. the brigade was moved to the right, and an hour later it advanced to the railroad cut, to the relief of P