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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) 8 2 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 10. (ed. Frank Moore) 6 2 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 1 1 Browse Search
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hler's brigade fell back in some confusion on Smith's brigade, and when General Smith urged them forward, says Gen. A. J. Vaughan in his report, instead of going to the front they obliqued to the left. In the darkness it was not observed that Smith's two right regiments were uncovered, and at a halt in his immediate front, General Smith rode forward for an explanation of the delay, accosting a line in front, which proved to be that of the enemy. He was fired upon, and with his aide, Capt. Thomas H. King, was killed. At the same time Gen. A. J. Vaughan, then colonel of the Thirteenth, was fired upon under similar circumstances, and the shot intended for him killed the gallant Capt. John Donelson, acting assistant adjutantgen-eral. Colonel Vaughn ordered the Thirteenth to fire, and the slayer of Donelson paid the penalty with his own life. In his official report, General Cheatham said: In this night attack Brig.-Gen. Preston Smith, of Tennessee, received a mortal wound, from which h
Freeman's battery, Capt. S. L. Freeman, all under Gen. N. B. Forrest. Other troops under General Van Dorn were the division commanded by Brig.-Gen. W. H. Jackson, composed of Brig.-Gen. F. C. Armstrong's and Col. J. W Whitfield's brigades, with King's battery of four guns, and General Cosby's brigade of Martin's division. Colonel Coburn made a determined fight. General Van Dorn stated that Forrest and Armstrong, and General Jackson with his entire division, charged in the most gallant mantillery, with a company of the Twelfth Missouri cavalry. In his official report he stated that on nearing Eastport the gunboat Key West went above the landing and seemed to be satisfied that there was no enemy near; at least, in a few moments Captain King motioned me to land my troops. Lieutenants Lytle and Boals, of my staff, started out to reconnoiter, and 500 yards from the landing they encountered and exchanged shots with the (Confederate) enemy's pickets. In ten minutes after, a battery
and uncovered the two right regiments of General Smith's brigade. This being unknown to General Smith, when he again came upon the troops at a halt in his immediate front, supposing them to be a part of General Deshler's command, he and Capt. Thomas H. King, a volunteer aide, rode forward to ascertain the cause of the delay. Coming up to the line, which proved to be the enemy, and asking who was in command of their troops, the Union soldiers recognized him as a Confederate officer and fired, killing him and Captain King. A. J. Vaughan, Jr., the senior colonel of the brigade, made a similar mistake and was likewise fired upon, but escaped unharmed, though Captain Donelson, acting assistant adjutant-general, who was riding by his side, was killed. By order of Colonel Vaughan, some files of the Twelfth Tennessee now opened fire and the enemy in the front surrendered. Gen. B. F. Cheatham, in his report of the operations of his division in this battle, says: It was in this night attac