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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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army in which regiments were now reduced to the strength of companies, and many companies were without representatives. A pathetic incident occurred when the roll of Company G, of the One Hundred and Fifty-fourth Tennessee, was called. It had one representative present, and he disabled from wounds received in battle. He walked out of line, and addressing General Cheatham, said: General, there was near a hundred of us when we mustered into the service in April, 1861, under our brave Capt. Marsh Patrick. We have been with you from Belmont down, we have never had a desertion, and only two or three captured, and those on picket line. We have had over 50 per cent killed in battle, many have died from disease, and some have lost a leg or an arm or are otherwise permanently disabled, but I am here to follow you to the end. Of all the noble bands of Tennesseeans who once swelled the ranks of the army, there was just a sufficient number remaining to organize four regiments. The First w
James left in the hands of General Beauregard 11,400 prisoners, 5 pieces of artillery, 5 stand of colors, 3,936 stand of small-arms, and 60,000 to 70,000 rounds of ammunition. Among the Tennesseeans who fell were Lieut.-Col. John L. McEwen, Forty-fourth; Lieut.-Col. Matt Floyd, Seventeenth; Lieut.-Col. John Alfred Aiken, Sixty-third; Maj. S. H. Carver, Twenty-fifth; Capt. R. A. Rutledge and Lieut. Wm. T. Battles, Sixty-third. In the list of severely wounded were Captain Cortner and Lieutenant Patrick, Twenty-third; Capts. J. H. Curtis, Twenty-fifth, and C. R. Milliard, Sixty-third. Frank A. Moses, the gallant standard-bearer of the Sixty-third, while bearing the flag to victory was three times severely wounded, whereupon Private James A. Lindamood seized the flag, and bearing it aloft, called loudly for the men to go forward. Sergt. Thomas Morrell was wounded nine times and killed. Adam Harr, a brave private, was shot in the head and left side; calling for help, he was asked wher