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Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 1 1 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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above guns was manned by men (artillerists) from the Seventeenth and Twenty-third Tennessee regiments, and used, under direction of Lieutenant Dent, with good effect on the enemy during the four hours contest on Sunday evening. I have also to mention Ordnance-Sergeant J. F. Baxter, wounded on the field. This man is an untiring officer and faithful to his trust. The provost guard, under Lieutenants Ewing and Orr, rendered invaluable service. I am pleased to notice the conduct of Private Turner Goodall, of the provost guard, who, in the thickest of the fight on Sunday evening, seeing the men all so gallantly at work and hard pressed, came up with his gun and fought manfully through the hottest of the fight, and by words of encouragement to his fellow-soldiers and example, did his whole duty as a soldier and provost guard. The capture of prisoners by this brigade in the two days fight exceeds six hundred men and officers sent to the rear. I would also mention Lieutenant Ewing, o
nting flag, in the center of which was emblazoned in red the ace of clubs, the badge of the Second corps. It was facetiously said that stout hearts were trumps and Kelso took the trick. Colonel Fulton reported that he was cognizant of the facts, and General Johnson stated that as many prisoners were taken as he had men engaged in his brigade. The names of some of Kelso's seventeen heroes are recalled, and deserve preservation for all time: Sergts. G. W. D. Porter and J. J. Martin; Corp. Turner Goodall (mortally wounded); Privates George Crabtree, Ira Lipscomb, Thomas Lenehan, W. Harvey McGuire, Rufus Button, and Tom Smith and Aaron Triff, Company B, Forty-fourth Tennessee. The victory of the 16th was a splendid one and reflected great honor upon General Beauregard and his troops. General Meade, in reporting this affair to General Grant, said: Our men are tired, and the attacks have not been made with force and vigor. On the 17th, at dawn, the battle was renewed by the attack