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Col. John M. Harrell, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 10.2, Arkansas (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 6 2 Browse Search
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Bragg, and from there on the Kentucky campaign. It was present when 4,500 Federals surrendered at Munfordville, Ky., and was in line at Perryville, where Adjt. Sampson Harris, of Company A, was mortally wounded. Sergt. W. W. Carter, of Company A, was promoted to lieutenant and succeeded Lieutenant Harris as adjutant. Before thLieutenant Harris as adjutant. Before the regiment left Corinth, Miss., about 200 of the Twelfth Arkansas regiment were organized into two companies and placed in the Sixth. In December, at Shelbyville, they were sent back to their own regiment, which had been exchanged. This reduced the Sixth considerably, and it was consolidated with the Seventh Arkansas infantry, ab took part in that engagement, under command of Colonel Patterson, and lost heavily both days. Lieut. Thomas Bateman was killed, and Lieutenants Perryman, Cates, Harris and Richardson were wounded. Major Kelly commanded four companies, A, B, C and D, 122 men, of whom 62 were killed or wounded. Major Kelly seemed to have a charm
igade, arms, prisoners and colors were captured, together with the papers and baggage of Major-General McCook. General Polk wrote, that (Liddell's) veteran brigade, under its gallant commander, closed the operations of the day in that part of the field with a succession of the most deadly volleys I ever witnessed. The enemy's command in their immediate vicinity was well-nigh annihilated. General Liddell reported the loss of Capt. H. W. Robinson, of the Fifth, in the morning, and of Adjt. Sampson Harris (a young lawyer of Little Rock), of the Sixth, mortally wounded by a shell. In the evening fight, Capt. H. W. Grissom, of the Second, fell. The Second regiment captured two flags and the ambulances containing General McCook's and another general's baggage. Col. J. H. Kelly personally captured Colonel Good, of Indiana, commanding brigade. Liddell's total loss was 71 killed, wounded and missing. While the Second Arkansas, Colonel Govan, and Eighth, Colonel Kellogg, were in line i