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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 31. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.46 (search)
kept up nearly all night. Why the Federal commander did not understand the situation is surely a mystery. Long before day Sunday morning everything was astir and after a hearty breakfast the lines were formed. Hardee's Corps, composed of Hindman's, Cleburne's and Wood's Brigades, numbering 6,789 men, infantry and artillery, augmented by Gladden's Brigade, 2,200 strong—about 8,500 bayonets—formed the first line. The line was formed on the ground where the men had bivouacked. The seconng a flag, dashed forward upon the Yankee lines. The men, animated by his gallant act, rushed to his standard, and drove the enemy pell mell and captured seven stand of colors from Prentiss' Division. On another part of the field Brigadier-General Thomas Hindman, while pressing his brigade forward with undaunted nerve, constantly in front, drew down on him a concentrated fire of the enemy, under which he was severely wounded. After noon the men were worn out, and notwithstanding the enemy