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The Daily Dispatch: may 15, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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
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ce assailed by Breckinridge, according to the Federal return, was 5,221. After Van Cleve's rout, according to Rosecrans, the onset of the Confederates was met by two brigades of Negley's division and the Pioneer brigade; which, by the return published at that time, were 5,520 strong. Breckinridge made the assault with a force of 4,500, of all arms, and lost 1,700 killed, wounded and missing. Among the dead Tennesseeans were the gallant Col. P. D. Cunningham, Thirty-second regiment; Capt. John Dick and Lieut. Samuel M. Smith, Eighteenth; Capt. Edward Allen, Twenty-sixth; Lieuts. J. L. Proffitt and J. M. Saylors, Twenty-eighth; Capt. J. W. Watkins and Lieut. F. B. Crosthwait, Twentieth. Seven of the ten captains of the Eighteenth; Lieut.-Col. J. L. Bottles and Maj. R. M. Saffell, Twenty-sixth; Adjt. John M. Douglass and Sergt.-Maj. Fletcher R. Burns, Eighteenth, were wounded. Colonel Palmer stated that after five color-bearers of the Eighteenth had been shot down, Logan H. Nelson,
, John Garvin and Mr. Cady, all citizens, were killed.--Charles H. Woodward was wounded in the shoulder. His entire arm will have to be amputated. J. Godfrey, working in the garden of Mr. Cozens, received three Minnie balls in his body. Michael Davis had an ankle shattered. James F. Welch was badly shot in the foot. Several others were less seriously wounded. The house of Mr. Matthews received three bullets. One of his daughters was struck by a spent ball. Only one of the soldiers, John Dick, a German, has been recognized. Immense crowds of people filled the streets after the occurrence. The most intense indignation was expressed against the Germans (United States volunteers.) Mayor Taylor addressed the excited crowd, and induced them to disperse, under the promise that no further violence should be done. The city was comparatively quiet during the evening and night, a heavy rain storm preventing the of a large crowd. The State troops were released from the arsena