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James D. Porter, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 7.1, Tennessee (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 1 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: August 17, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ithout my knowledge. On the 20th of April, 1863, Lieutenant-General Hardee, under instructions, furnished the following names of officers of his corps who fell at Murfreesboro, who were conspicuous for their valor, to be inscribed on the guns of one of the reserve batteries: Maj. Henry C. Erwin, Forty-fourth; Maj. James T. McReynolds, Thirty-seventh; Capt. E. Eldridge Wright, Wright's battery, and Capt. Edwin Allen, Company C, Twenty-sixth. General Preston recommended for promotion Sergt. Frank Battle for conspicuous gallantry. After four color-bearers of the Twentieth had been shot down and the regiment was in confusion, he seized the colors and bravely rallied the men under my eye. It was stated by Maj.-Gen. George H. Thomas, Federal, in his official report of the battle, referring to the assault made by Breckinridge: I sent orders to Negley to advance to the support of Crittenden's troops. This order was obeyed in most gallant style and resulted in the complete annihilatio
From Tennessee. Chattanooga, Aug. 14. --Col. Dibrell, commanding Starns's old brigade, of Forrest's old division, was attacked by four thousand mounted Federal at Sparta. The enemy were driven back to McMinnville, badly whipped. Parties from West and Middle Tennessee report extensive recruiting for the Confederate service. The crops are fine and the enemy conciliatory. (?) Capt. Frank Battle, of Carter's Scouts, captured near Nashville on the 5th, is confined in the State prison.