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es of iron hail upon the rebels as they charged, time after time down upon them. The principal regiments of the rebles were the Third Texas, Third Louisiana and a Mississippi regiment, the number of which I could not obtain. We took the Colonel (Military) of the Third Texas and a Louisiana Major prisoner. Both were wounded, and they both any that such desperate fight for the time it lasted and the soldier or of troops actually engaged, has not before been men during the war. The rebel General Little was killed on the battlefield, and the loss among their officers were large. The number of killed and wounded on the rebel she will reach seven hundred and some three hundred prisoners taken during their retreat, which retreat resembled the steawede of a fleck of sheep more than an army of flying soldiers. They scattered through the woods in every direction and we could only catch them in small squads. We captured the main part of the baggage train and stores, and finally halted at Ja
The Daily Dispatch: October 6, 1862., [Electronic resource], Confederate account of the battle of Lukas. (search)
ed. Gen. Herbert and Col. Martin, commanding brigades with Whitfield's Legion, being all the force in line. Gen. Price ordered up Gens. Gregg's and Green's brigades, to form on the left, charge the enemy and press them down on Gen. Murey's division, he being on the right. Before the arrival of their brigades, Gen. Price ascertained that the enemy were lying in the road, sheltered from our artillery. They were firing but one gun, and that on our right. The gallant and lamented Gen. Little suggested that as they seemed to have but one gun in position. If the line would move forward, the battle could soon be won. The order was given. Our man immerged from the under brush in line. They were then met by as terrific a fire from masked batteries and concealed musketry as was ever encountered. But the invincible 3d Louisiana, 3d Tennessee, and 37th Alabama stood like statuary. When the order to charge was given they rushed headlong through the sheet of fire and lead, dro