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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) 5 1 Browse Search
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orton's battery, Lieut. Joseph H. Mayson, Sergt. John H. Dunlap and Corporal Bellanfant were wounded, and within a few minutes five of the seven cannoneers of Sergeant Brown's piece were seriously wounded. Other gallant men should be mentioned, but official reports of casualties are meager. The Federal garrison at Memphis was Hudson's battery, commanded by Lieut. E. S. Walton; a section of Morton's battery, Lieut. Jo. M. Mayson commanding; the other section of Morton's battery, Lieut. Tully Brown commanding, all under the command of Capt. J. W. Morton, opened fire on the Federal position. The troops commenced to advance, when Forrest gave the order and Morton's and Hudson's batteries opposite and below the town, all under Captain Morton, acting chief of artillery. The batteries opened at a signal from Lieutenant Brown's section of Morton's battery, and the gunboats and field guns responded vigorously, but in fifteen minutes gunboats, transports, barges, stores and governme