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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) 4 2 Browse Search
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tion in resisting the attack. A body of the assailants charged into Quarles' rifle-pits, where most of them were killed or captured. On the 28th, in a heavy skirmish in which Strahl's brigade was engaged, Col. Jonathan J. Lamb, Fifth Tennessee, was mortally wounded. He was a courageous, vigilant and well-beloved officer, who fought in the ranks as a private soldier at Shiloh, and won promotion from time to time until he reached the command of his regiment. At his fall the gallant Maj. Henry Hampton, of the Fourth, assumed command of the Fourth and Fifth (consolidated). On the same day, Bate's division, on the left of the army and in front of the village of Dallas, was instructed to ascertain by a forced reconnoissance if the intrenchments were still held in force. The brigade commanders mistook the resistance to Armstrong's cavalry as a signal to advance and rushed forward to the attack, but were compelled to draw off after sustaining a loss of 300 killed and wounded. Skirmis
tes, with officers like Col. Andrew J. Keller; Col. A. D. Gwynne, distinguished at Mill Creek Gap, and called by his comrades the Knight of Gwynne; Lieut.--Col. Luke W. Finlay, severely wounded at Shiloh, Perryville and New Hope church, and Maj. Henry Hampton, dangerously wounded at Perryville. The officers of his staff, Captain Johnston, adjutant-general, Lieut. John H. Marsh, inspector-general, soldiers of experience and gallantry, were both killed. John C. Carter was a native of Georgia, porting the incident to General Grant, said: Yesterday we pushed him (Johnston) hard and came very near crushing him. But General Hardee met the movement with Cumming's Georgia brigade under Colonel Henderson, while the cavalry, directed by Generals Hampton and Wheeler, charged his left flank, with Hogan's Alabama brigade under General Allen; while the Eighth Texas and the Fourth Tennessee, the gallant Col. Baxter Smith commanding the brigade, bore down upon the enemy's left and front. The ene