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The Daily Dispatch: September 26, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Saturday morning, about eight miles northwest of Ringgold, on this side the Chickamauga, on Frazier's farm. We took on Saturday eight pieces of artillery, many small arms, and a number of prisoners — how many, is not yet known. Polk's corps lost about 1600 in Saturday's battle. Brig.-Gen. Preston Smith, long known as the Colonel of the 154th regiment Tennessee volunteers, was killed. Of the same regiment Capt. John S. Donelson, son of Andrew J. Donelson, was killed, and Capt. St. Clair Morgan, of Nashville. We are informed that Avery's battalion of cavalry was captured by the enemy. Buckner's division was engaged in the fiercest of the fight on Saturday. Brigadier Gen. Preston's command of Virginians, of this division, lost heavily. Gen. Preston was wounded, whether dangerous or not we are unadvised. On Sunday the engagement became general and lasted all day. The cannonading was represented by those who heard it as being terrific. Our two wings drove tho