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decided to strike. At 9 o'clock we bivouacked by fires. The General slept in an ambulance in which were brought our blankets from our single tent at Mon rey Preston, Wickliffe and myself slept by the same fire. Gen. Hardee came to our fire at 12 o'clock and said his men were out of provisions. As Gen. Johnston had spent the . Johnston ordered this brigade to "charge bayonet," but the order was countermanded on learning from one of Gen. Gladden's aids that he was severely wounded. Col. Preston then carried the order to Hindman's brigade, who made a splendid and victorious charge. As an evidence of the accuracy of the shooting on both sides, I will s from his horse. I was told that the only and last words he ever spoke were, some minutes after he was shot, "Governor, I believe I am seriously wounded." Col. Preston, in an agony of grief, threw his arms around him, and called aloud and asked if he knew him. I caught hold of his hand and saw that he was still breathing