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d and mangled mass which. was huddling back into the angle between Snake Creek and the Tennessee River. Sherman in his report says: My command had become decidedly of a mixed character. Buckland's brigade was the only one that retained its organization. Buckland's own report, however, does not sustain this view. He mentions that, in the combat on the Purdy road-The fleeing mass from the left broke through our lines, and many of our men caught the infection and fled with the crowd. Colonel Cockerill became separated from Colonel Sullivan and myself, and was afterward engaged with part of his command at McClernand's camp. Colonel Sullivan and myself kept together, and made every effort to rally our men, with but poor success. They had become scattered in every direction. They afterward formed a line of battle-what sort of a one may be imagined after reading the foregoing. Colonel Sullivan then marched to the landing for ammunition, and did not join Buckland till next day. Th