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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) 3 1 Browse Search
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renewed on the whole front of our line, and at 4 o'clock Mower's division of the Seventeenth corps penetrated the cavalry line on our extreme left and moved upon Bentonville. General Sherman, reporting 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 enemy was routed and driven back in disorder upon his reserves, and our only line of retreat over Mill creek was made secure. This action of the 21st was one of the most gallant of the war, the last one in which the troops of the army of Tennessee participated. It was an exhibition of the dash and cou
her's brigade. General Archer reported that he found General Jackson's division already engaged when he arrived at 5 p. m., and pushing forward to engage the enemy, he crossed a field under heavy fire, where he lost 9 killed and 116 wounded, after which he met with no opposition, but took a number of prisoners and continued the pursuit until night. The Tennesseeans lost 11 killed, 81 wounded; among the wounded, Col. John A. Fite and acting Maj. James C. Franklin; among the killed, Lieuts. Alexander Hogan and John Wise, Seventh Tennessee. Lieut.-Col. G. A. Harrell, Fourteenth Tennessee, was mortally wounded. Gen. Stonewall Jackson reported that the conduct of officers and men during the battle merits great praise, and in concluding his report to General Lee, he said: In order to render thanks to God for the victory of Cedar Run and other past victories, and to implore His continued favor in the future, divine service was held in the army on August 14th. Of the affair at Warrent